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Submitted by Joe Kaffir (United States), Jun 18, 2007 at 19:45

You are correct, hamas was democratically elected, but so was Adolf Hitler in 1934.

Democracy in absolute terms of one man one vote where the majority "wins" can ONLY be legitimate when you have basic unalterable principals that protect all people, i.e. the BIll of Rights, Le Code Civil etc. (Otherwise you may likely get mob rule). Only then can you have majority rule function for decision making after basic rights are protected for all.

This concept has yet to be understood let alone accepted in the moslem speaking world. It is antithetical to islam , which does not allow humans any decision making choices of any kind. Democracies are not legitimate if they result in tyranny and neither are all religions legitimate if they too are tyrannical, i.e. the cult of islam.

It would help if those in the civilized world at least explained this essential concept to those in the moslem speaking world. Not that it would do any good, since most want to hear buzz words like "freedom" and "democracy" without any connection to their true meaning. So when "democracy" arrives in Iraq and "palestone" everyone is surprised and dissapointed by the inevitable results.

Real freedom and real democracy has a lot of baggage with it and many will not accept this.

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