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 . . .”