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How can democracy work in Egypt?

84% of Egyptians favor the death penalty for those who leave Islam.

Asked which side they would take in a struggle between "groups who want to modernize the country and Islamic fundamentalists," 59 percent of Egyptians picked the fundamentalists, while 27 percent picked the modernizers.

82% support stoning for those who commit adultery.

54% support a law enforcing segregation of sexes in the workplace.

Yet 88% support a free media.

How can these attitudes all add up to a democracy?

http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1874/egypt-protests-democracy-islam-influence-politics-islamic-extremism


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Carpy

Asked by Carpy at 9:32 AM on Feb. 4, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • It can't. Just take a look at any country that uses Shariah law as part of their political system. True democracy cannot exist with Shariah.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 9:53 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • Why would it be any of our business how they run their country?  For Muslims, Islam is their way of life, including in politics, for Christians it's Christianity and so on.  The percentages of what you posted are not included in the Pew link you provided.  So where did you get them?


    If you don't like it, don't move there.

    Patient.Mama

    Answer by Patient.Mama at 10:00 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • Yourspecialkid, it depends on what their definition of Shariah law is.  Such as Islamic Banking system.  Shariah law is a way of life, and the countries who practise it twist and make up rules to their liking.

    Patient.Mama

    Answer by Patient.Mama at 10:01 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • If you don't like it, don't move there.


    Less than 10% of egypts population are christians. Some of the oldest Christian churches in the world are in Egypt... So you answer is, if the minority can't handle the majority, screw democracy~ the minority should just leave?
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:05 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • Your*
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:06 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • If you look throughout the link patient, you will find every stat I posted.
    Carpy

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 10:08 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • patient mama, what kind of patient are you? Are you physically ill? psychiatric?  Just curious.

    Carpy

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 10:11 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • Grlygrlz2:  I said Quote: If you don't like it, don't move there.


    Let's pick this sentence apart shall we?  The OP posted this.  So the "if you" is to the OP, "don't like it" means hates it, "don't" meaning DO NOT, "move" as in pack your bags, apply for Egyptian Citizenship, get on a plane and move, "there" meaning Egypt.


    I hope this is clearer.  If I wanted to kick Citizens out of the country, I would have just said so. 

    Patient.Mama

    Answer by Patient.Mama at 10:14 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • Democracy can't/won't flourish any where if the people living in that place don't want it, won't work for it, and/or won't uphold THEIR end of the responsibilities.

    Sharia doesn't allow certain freedoms/rights to ALL people which makes it completely incompatible with any democracy. It gives specific rights ~ and it forbids specific rights.

    Patient, what goes on in Egypt is the business of any tax paying American since a great deal of our tax money goes there.

    It is also the responsibility of any American that loves their country, and their rights and freedoms, to pay attention to any Islamic who roams around insisting that Sharia MUST come to America. We already have enough progressives/liberals taking away our freedoms, we don't need Islam butting in to do so (or our tax $$ funding it!). Some of us ARE capable of living without a gov't. nanny watching over us, smacking our hands, or wiping our tushies all the time.
    Farmlady09

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 10:16 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • I hope this is clearer. If I wanted to kick Citizens out of the country, I would have just said so.

    You intention is quite clear, however grly had a good point in your failure to address the minority that are already there and what the repercussions will be on them.
    Carpy

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 10:17 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

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