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Reader comment on item: "[Symposium] On the Strip: Where To Go from Gaza?"

Submitted by J.S. (Canada), Jun 30, 2006 at 15:25

Another huge mistake -- in my opinion -- was for Washington to force "democracy" on a people who are simply not yet ready for democracy.

There are no democratic institutions in this so-called "Palestine." The only thing they know are war lords, and tyrants. Democracy and all that that entails is a foreign entity. It's ridiculous for the State Department to have ever conceived of such a notion -- now, we've got Hamas in charge...like that was a big surprise (i was half expecting it -- I don't believe the optimistic polls claiming Pals are pacifists -- they're NOT interested in forming a state -- that are solely interested in waging jihadist war against Israel -- that's their raison d'etre.. and it should come as NO SURPRISE.

Some have stated that the triad of modernity consists of three things -- capitalist economy (not communism or state controlled economies); democracy (not dictatorships); and rationality (that's the use of science or scientific reasoning /scientific methods). Islam negates all three of these pillars -- (can Islam be modernized?) but it is with rationality (that last pillar) which I believe is the biggest stumbling block. Again, it has to do with Islam, the religion...(or at least Islam in its current form). It's just too irrational.


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