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  •  and my question back to you (0+ / 0-)

    (as stated in comments above, but which to this point you have NOT answered) before I can go on to answer yours is...

    But what does that mean for outsiders? (1+ / 0-)
    People who do not live in such a country, but are "looking in?"

    How would a Muslim country which elects the Quran as it's principle means of legislation treat its citizens, how would it choose to co-exist with its neighbors?
    It seems to me that the answers to those questions would guide acceptance or nonacceptance of such a country by any nonMuslim country.

    You don't know the REAL Homer! It's all burping and neglect! -- Bart Simpson

    by Pandoras Box on Wed Jul 11, 2007 at 10:03:35 AM PDT

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    •  Uh... (0+ / 0-)

      I dont think that is my quote. But to answer your question I do think this is possible or I would not be writing this kind of article. I will tell you this although you are looking at it - the article - from one perspective, have you ever considered how Muslims are understanding it and if they approve or agree?

      -- Hakim Abdullah | Chief Editor

      by Hakim Abdullah on Wed Jul 11, 2007 at 10:15:32 AM PDT

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      •  First of all, (0+ / 0-)

        No, it is NOT your quote. As i SAID, it is MY quote, from a comment I made before that you did not answer

        Second of all, you did not answer my questions: How would a Muslim country which elects the Quran as it's principle means of legislation treat its citizens, how would it choose to co-exist with its neighbors?

        Can you answer those questions?  That's the information I need to even begin considering if a nonMuslim country could accept a Muslim one.

        As to this:

        have you ever considered how Muslims are understanding it and if they approve or agree?

        How could I possibly know? - I am not a Muslim.

        You don't know the REAL Homer! It's all burping and neglect! -- Bart Simpson

        by Pandoras Box on Wed Jul 11, 2007 at 10:39:25 AM PDT

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        •  Thats a big question (0+ / 0-)

          How would a Muslim country which elects the Quran as it's principle means of legislation treat its citizens, how would it choose to co-exist with its neighbors?

          That is a loaded question and there is no way for me to answer that question except by saying that I guess that all depends on the relationship that it has with its neighbors, which is a condition that exists for sovereign nations despite religious or secular affiliations.

          -- Hakim Abdullah | Chief Editor

          by Hakim Abdullah on Wed Jul 11, 2007 at 11:23:08 AM PDT

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          •  what about the first part of the question (0+ / 0-)

            how would a Muslim country treat its own citizens?

            You don't know the REAL Homer! It's all burping and neglect! -- Bart Simpson

            by Pandoras Box on Wed Jul 11, 2007 at 11:28:27 AM PDT

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            •  I think what goes without saying... (0+ / 0-)

              is that you measure a country by how it treats lower classes. If the lower classes are treated with respect, fairly and with justice its safe to say that the upper classes are fine. Except if you are a Communist.

              -- Hakim Abdullah | Chief Editor

              by Hakim Abdullah on Wed Jul 11, 2007 at 11:51:32 AM PDT

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              •  Lower classes? (1+ / 0-)
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                what do you mean by THAT?  Is this an economic judgement?

                What about the treatment of women (who may or may not be wealthy)?

                What about the treatment of gays (who may or may not be wealthy)?

                What about the treatment of non-Muslims (who may or may not be wealthy)?

                I'm not specifically talking about a country's treatment only of its poor.

                Or, do you consider the population segments listed  above its "lower classes?"

                You don't know the REAL Homer! It's all burping and neglect! -- Bart Simpson

                by Pandoras Box on Wed Jul 11, 2007 at 11:59:00 AM PDT

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