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The Koran is contrary to democracy

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Submitted by Richard Lion heart (United States), Mar 6, 2006 at 01:14

A country cannot have democracy and at the time sharia law. Democrary pushes people toward progress and development. When we look at people living under islamic sharia law we see backwardness and underdevelopment. These cultures are capable of becoming civilized and properous but they are being held back by islam.

The islamic form of government is a failed one. How long will it take muslims to realize that? How much further do they have to fall behind the west? The muslim countries that have oil wealth still suffer from high rates of poverty, illiteracy and unemployment. The reason is because they rely on an archaic system that has no provisions to deal with these issues. Without western countries that oil would still be in the ground.

The Koran and its sharia law will only keep muslims from tapping into their human resources. Therefore keeping them under the yoke of backwardness. In Irak, muslim have the opportunity to make that happen. If they don't that will be their loss.
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