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Archive for April 8, 2008

Islam and Democracy – The View of Ayaan Hirsi Ali

A question that is of considerable interest to people today has to do with the relationship between Islam and democracy. I personally (from my somewhat limited study) believe that they are incompatible.

In other words – Quranic Islam is not compatible with democracy. More specifically – it does not allow equality for women and religious freedom (especially to convert).

I recently heard a perspective from someone who was born as a Muslim. Her name is Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a writer who is already popular in the world and infamous in the Muslim world (she is an atheist now).

While this is a long interview – I think that it is worth watching if you are interested in this subject:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5420265376020874529

Of course- we both could be wrong. I really hope so!