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Is Islam the problem - the Egyptian Elections raise serious questions

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Submitted by Bubbaman (United States), Dec 9, 2005 at 18:46

Reprinted from some comments on LGF:

I was hoping that there would be greater discussion about the Egyptian elections. Why? Because I think it illustrates the failings of Democracy when faced by an assault of a tyrannical and nihlistic cult, in this case Islam.

In the Egyptians election, the radical group, the Muslim Brotherhood rapidly gained significant representation. This action represented the wills of a majority of its people. Likewise, in the Paleonazi territory, Hamas will undoubtedly snare a sizeable number of the votes.

Unfortunately, our administration (read Condi and W) continues to placate and appease the insatiable beast. The fact is that the majority of Muslims do not believe in the principles of social justice, equality, or the rights of the individual.

The larger question being, how does democracy address inherently evil ideas if the majority of its constituents advance them? Our founding fathers declared,

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. "

But the assumption was that the individual wanted freedom. What if, as part of the individual's hierarchical construct, freedom was conspicuously absent? Therein lies the failure of our Western rationalists (and administrative officials) to understand why the Islamofascists are gaining control.

Instead, they like to believe that the people are being held "captive", if it were, to a bunch of "mad mullahs". The reality is that the Muslim hordes not only understand what they are doing, but they embrace it with great zeal!

I remember the portrayal of the "ordinary European" as being an unwilling captive to a heinously group of evil Nazis. It took the courage and scholarship of one Daniel Goldhagen to conclusively demonstrate that the opposite was true - that those who participated in the Holocaust did so, by-in-large because of their unfettered exuberance at the prospect of being able to enact a policy ("final solution") which was integral to their belief system...


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