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Secular democracy in the so called Islamic land is everyone's business

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in response to reader comment: Ridding the Mideast of Authoritarian figures

Submitted by Prashant (United States), Jan 7, 2017 at 22:06

Dear Dr Pipes, Can the free world ask the Islamic world to sign a binding waiver that we will not be responsible to take care of Islamic world's refugees, job-seekers and other troubled people if Islamic world continues to use the sharia-based mechanisms for governance?

Such waivers are obviously not possible because when we see a wounded child or another person in trouble, we have no choice but to help them.

That is why full secular democracy in the Islamic countries is everyone's problem. Secular democracy is not a choice. It is an obligation for every country.

It is hard and will take decades before islamic mindsets can be changed enough so democracy can get a chance in Islamic the so called Islamic nations but it is never too early to start.

Everyone of us in every forum that we can get hold of should demand that Islamic societies adopt secular democracy.


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