Skip to comments.No such thing as a 'free' Muslim country
Posted on 12/15/2012 5:51:00 AM PST by Perseverando
Islam expert: 'These are dictatorships that have a double face'
Massive protests filled the streets of Cairo in recent weeks following the announcement from new Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi that he was greatly expanding his powers and that they would not be subject to judicial review.
Many of the same demonstrators who demanded more freedom and the resignation of Hosni Mubarak almost two years ago angrily rejected Morsis power grab. Eventually, Morsi relented and declared he would not pursue the expanded powers.
But before anyone expects a tidal wave of freedom in Egypt, Arabs for Israel founder Nonie Darwish warned that theres no such thing as a free Muslim country.
The Islamic system, wherever it is, whether in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syria, doesnt matter. You can only have two forms of government, Darwish told WND. It can only be a theocratic Islamist government like Iran and Saudi Arabia or a military, semi-secular dictatorship that has a double face. They appear as Muslims, but really they are tyrants.
Darwish said all these debates over whether to follow Shariah law are disingenuous because all Muslim nations officially adhere to it. The only question is whether Shariah is enforced.
A Muslim head of state has to rule by Shariah under Islamic law, and all these constitutions in the Middle East have an article that states Shariah law is the law of the land, said Darwish. Shariah states that any Muslim head of state that does not want to rule by Shariah becomes an apostate and illegitimate and should be removed from office. The No. 1 duty of a Muslim head of state is to do jihad against non-Muslim countries.
As a result, Darwish said any Egyptian leader pursuing policies Americans approve would run into major problems very quickly.
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This is true. A free country is in conflict with the teachings of the Koran. Islam and politics are intimately involved with each other - they can't be separated. Also, speaking for beliefs - in this case cultural beliefs - are there any black countries - run by blacks - that aren't corrupt and violent?
Thanks for posting.
Here’s an interesting companion article by Bernard Lewis about the Arab Spring. It explores misinterpretations of the ‘Arab Spring’:
“Bernard Lewis, the renowned Islamic scholar, believes that at the root of the protests sweeping across our region is the Arab peoples widespread sense of injustice.
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But Lewis regards a dash toward Western-style elections, far from representing a solution to the regions difficulties, as constituting a dangerous aggravation of the problem, and fears that radical Islamic movements would be best placed to exploit so misguided a move.
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democracy . . . Its a word thats used with very different meanings, even in different parts of the Western world. And its a political concept that has no history, no record whatever in the Arab, Islamic world
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Sadat didnt make peace because he was suddenly convinced of the merits of the Zionist case. Sadat made peace because Egypt was becoming a Soviet colony. He realized that on the best estimate of Israels power and on the worst estimate of Israels intentions, Israel was much less of a danger to Egypt than the Soviet Union at that time.
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In Muslim terms, the aim of good government is justice.
The major contrast is not between freedom and tyranny, between freedom and servitude, but between justice and oppression . . .”
“...theres no such thing as a free Muslim country.”
The freest muslum country that comes to mind is Indonesia. Hey, Isn’t Morocco also relatively free?