reply to post by DarknStormy
Maybe you should educate yourself
Speak for yourself.
The only Islam compatible with democracy is one that doesn't practice Shari'a.
Sunni Shari'a is rooted in the theologies of Ibn Hanbal, Al Ashari and Al Ghazali. Their conception of Allah as pure will precludes tolerance of
If Allah is pure will - and not reason, as God is seen in both Judaism and Christianity, that means man cannot use reason in deciding how he should
act. Shari'a is the jurisprudential process by which a Muslim learns how to act; not conscience, but exegetical investigation of the Quran and
Thus, Muslims who practice shari'a are demanded by 1300 years of mainstream orthodox Sunni interpretation to live a certain way; there are thousands
of precedents in law which Muslims follow; the basic place of a non-Muslim in Islams eyes is submission. Islam literally means 'submission'; if one
doesn't voluntarily submit to God's law than Islam requires - since God is Pure Will/Power - to forcibly subjugate those non-Muslims. This is called
It is a basic, rudimentary fact of Sunni Islam that non-Muslims have no rights of protection. Rights do not exist. When you think of "rights"
you're thinking in a western paradigmatic context; just as we emphasize rights, Islamic society has always emphasized duty and obligation.
Yes, this should changed. But the danger of mainstream Islamic doctrine should not be ignored in the process.