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  •  this is the message (4+ / 0-)

    This is the chatter on the Islamic forums, on how democracy does not work... just look at what happens in Egypt.  The people gave it a try yet again and see what happens.  The consensus is that the MB and supporters should arm themselves and fight back and not be slaughtered.

    With such confusions don't it make you wanna scream - MJ

    by Janeo on Wed Aug 14, 2013 at 08:45:42 AM PDT

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    •  Democracy does work (3+ / 0-)
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      But it doesn't work everywhere. Thus far, and I hope the situation changes, most of the Arab world has proven that they're not ready for it, that their political culture can't sustain it. They deserve peace and freedom and prosperity as much as any other nation, but so far they're shown virtually no understanding of how to get there. Some day, inshallah.

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      by Korkenzieher on Wed Aug 14, 2013 at 10:06:21 AM PDT

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      •  Oh, please. (2+ / 0-)
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        Do you know what was happening in America this long after the American Revolution began?

        The American Revolution was still going on. Young men were blasting holes into each other across open fields. It would be another 12 years before we succeeded in implementing a sustainable constitutional system.

        Art is the handmaid of human good.

        by joe from Lowell on Wed Aug 14, 2013 at 03:39:35 PM PDT

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      •  I find this a bit shocking to say (0+ / 0-)

        To Korkenzieher  I have heard this said quite a bit in comments, that they sre not ready for it.  Just wow.

        We were born into our Democracy after the blood of many people.  Maybe the Muslim world needs to have a French type revolution a bit of house cleaning so to speak to get the power to the people.  The peasants of France, I am sure they would be considered terrorists back in their time or worse.

        With such confusions don't it make you wanna scream - MJ

        by Janeo on Wed Aug 14, 2013 at 07:20:44 PM PDT

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