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ISLAM AND DEMOCRACY DON'T MIX

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Submitted by Bill Sweeney (United States), Jun 8, 2005 at 11:27

I respect President Bush's goal of bringing, some might say forcing, democracy on the Middle East, but for anyone who has studied history and Islam I think we can conclude that democracy and Islam mix about as well as oil and water. Number one, Islam means "Submit," they say that's submitting to their god Allah, however Allah usually takes the form of Self-righteous tyrants who demand complete and total submission. Democracy means, "the people rule," Islamic rulers and pampered princes will never allow this!
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