Does Islam doctrinally and/or culturally clash with democratic values?
Yes Islam can be part of a democracy, like anything else Islam is practiced very differently by different people and countries. Many areas that primarily practice Islam are steeped in cultural history with societies that are divided along city/states or tribal roots, this doesn't necessarily have anything to do with Islam itself. Rulers in the Middle East have gotten rich my using Islam to oppress people the same way other "democratic" rulers have through out history. It's about power, control and money not religion.
I live near the largest Muslim populated area in the USA with many people who are devote Muslims, and there is no part of their faith that is against democracy. There are always individuals, mostly those in power, who don't like democracy.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 1:54 PM on Apr. 23, 2011
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:40 AM on Apr. 24, 2011
Answer by soyousay at 11:00 AM on Apr. 23, 2011
Answer by soyousay at 11:06 AM on Apr. 23, 2011
Radical Islam, just like Radical Christianity or any other radical branch of most any other religion, is not compatible with democracy. However, there is no reason that those who practice Islam cannot live in a democratic society, as moderate Christians are able to live in one.
Answer by jsbenkert at 10:04 AM on Apr. 24, 2011
Answer by MamaK88 at 12:54 PM on Apr. 26, 2011
Is Islam compatible with democracy? No. It demands a governmental religion by its nature.
Does Islam doctrinally and/or culturally clash with democratic values? The nature of Islam is to control what followers say, think, and do. Democracy doesn't. Or rather, SHOULDN'T.
Answer by witchqueen at 1:11 PM on Apr. 23, 2011
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