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Islamic Democracy Movement?

Of all reporting on the events happening in the Islamic world, the most disturbing is the notion put forth by the American press that these protests are in any way pro-democratic. In Islamic nations, the notion of democracy includes none of the rights that are associated with Western democratic countries – specifically such rights as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of association. To them, democracy means one man, one vote, one time.

Never has a revolution in an Islamic country led to a more tolerant, modern, secular state. Once the clerics obtain power, all secular government is obliterated. This is in line with the Qur’an, which states, “What! Do those who seek after evil ways think that We shall hold them equal with those who believe and do righteous deeds,- that equal will be their life and their death? Ill is the judgment that they make” (45:21). And this: “It is not fitting for a Believer, man or woman, when a matter has been decided by Allah and His Messenger to have any option about their decision” (33:36).

Finally, consider 9:3, which says, “…Allah and his messenger are free from obligation to the unbelievers….” In other words, constitutional secular governments hold no power over true believers. Remember, the whole idea of moderate and radical Muslims is a creation of the western media and groups like CAIR. In Islamic countries, there are only believers and unbelievers.

The early writings of Mohammad stated that religious belief should never be a matter of compulsion, and that Muslims should live side-by-side with their non-believing neighbors. Later, Mohammad himself abrogated these early writings, replacing them with hate-filled urges to kill or convert non-believers. These later writings heavily influenced the Hadiths (collections of writings on Mohammad’s life and deeds, but not actually the words of Mohammad himself). And these writings have great influence over today’s clerics. On the subject of tolerance, a typical passage is this: “The Day of Resurrection will not arrive until the Moslems make war against the Jews and kill them, and until a Jew hiding behind a rock and tree, and the rock and tree will say: ‘Oh Moslem, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him!’” (Sahih Bukhari 004.52.176).

I believe with all my heart that unless the patriarchs of Islam, as a group, repudiate the virulent screeds of Mohammad, along with the more virulent Hadiths, and re-frame their their religion along the earlier views of Mohammad, then there can never be peace between Muslims and non-Muslims.

During his campaign, BHO stated that he is uncomfortable with the idea of victory in war. In the last few days, BHO has stated that violence is not the answer. This is an insane and naive view. Just ask the the survivors of Auschwitz whether violence settles things.

Nothing good will come from the overthrow of Mubarek and the likely chain reaction in other Muslim countries, whose clerics see their own political leaders as corrupt only because they will not destroy Israel and because they have dealings with the West.

It is time to world to compel the repudiation of the virulent aspects of Islam, and compel the formal surrender of Islam’s patriarchs. Until that surrender occurs, there will be no peace.

fiat lux.

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