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Islam and Democracy

In spite of the rhetoric from anti-Islamic propagandists, Islam is no more inherently anti-democratic than it is inherently violent:

“History demonstrates that all religious traditions can accommodate different and multiple political realities and ideologies. Europe‚Äôs evolution from feudal principalities into modern democratic states ignited vibrant theological debates within Christian and Jewish communities. Over time, Christianity and Judaism came to embrace the democratic ideal.

Similarly, Islam lends itself to different and multiple interpretations; Islam has been invoked in support of monarchy and dictatorship, democracy and republicanism. The 20th century bears witness to all these.”

More, from One magazine:

http://www.cnewa.org/default.aspx?ID=3561&pagetypeID=4&sitecode=HQ&pageno=1

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