View Poll Results: Is Islam incompatible with religion?

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  • No, there are other factors

    22 45.83%
  • Yes, because there is no separation between church & state over there

    10 20.83%
  • Yes, because the Koran is their only law, and it is against democracy

    12 25.00%
  • Yes, because it's "foreign" to their culture, democracy is a Western concept

    4 8.33%
  • other

    6 12.50%
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Thread: Is Islam incompatible with democracy?

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    Re: Is Islam incompatible with democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    No moreso than any other religion.

    Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Algeria, Tunisia, Senegal, Mali, Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Palestine, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia...these countries ALL have democracies, or had democracies at some point in the last 100 years. Not many of their democracies look like American democracy...but that's to be expected, as their culture is very different.
    This is very true. I hope all liberals will remember this when referring to Iraq.

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    Re: Is Islam incompatible with democracy?

    Any fool country can bean count, the real question is can most Islamic nations cultivate democracy and pluralism, religious freedom and equality within the state, in other words can Islamic nations learn to be secular nations?

    Turkey gave it a good go in the 20th century but now seems to be Koran-sliding.

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    Re: Is Islam incompatible with democracy?

    Oil and water.

    Islam is about submission body and soul. Democracy is about asserting yourself.
    Thank you

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    Re: Is Islam incompatible with democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by bub View Post
    According to Samuel Huntington, Islam is incompatible with religion because
    - there is no separation with church & state in these countries
    - democracy is not present in their culture
    - the Koran itself is contrary to democracy
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    Do you think he's right or wrong? Why?
    "Maulana Mohammad, the Pakistan government says, told followers in the town of Mingora that there 'is no room for democracy in Islam.' He demanded that the entire nation be placed under the Shariah law."

    "During a sermon to worshippers at the Masjid al-Qudsia in Lahore’s Chowburji area, reported by the Jamaat-ud-Dawa website on October 14, 2007, Saeed asserted that 'current political systems, especially democracy, are against Islam.'”

    “'We hate democracy,' the pro-Taliban cleric said in February 2009, soon after the Government of Pakistan signed a peace deal that imposed Shariah across north-west Pakistan. 'We want the occupation of Islam in the entire world. Islam does not permit democracy or election.'"
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    Re: Is Islam incompatible with democracy?

    Amir Taheri: "Islam Is Incompatible With Democracy"
    Benador Associates ^ | May 19, 2004 | Amir Taheri

    Amir Taheri's remarks during the debate on " Islam Is Incompatible With Democracy"

    Amir Taheri: "Islam Is Incompatible With Democracy"

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