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When Is Democracy Not The Right Way To Go?


Gar1eth
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I keep wondering- are the Middle East and other similar countries just not ready for democracy yet. Do they need a strong man dictator to keep them in line? There was a poll in Egypt in 2010 that 84% polled thought death was appropriate for leaving Islam/ 77% were in favor of whipping or cutting off hands for stealing / 82% were in favor of stoning people for committing adultery. So if a democratic government were in place- these would be democratically approved punishments.

 

The article is 4 years old. But it had a lot of other interesting statistics too- eg 1/3 of British Muslims think death is appropriate for those leaving Islam.

 

http://www.pewglobal.org/2010/12/02/muslims-around-the-world-divided-on-hamas-and-hezbollah/

 

Gman

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In brightest day, in blackest night, No evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil's might, Beware my power, The Great Gazoo is always right!!!!

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