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To: SauronOfMordor
Your words...

"And the Islamic world is composed of despots using Islamism as a tool to further their intentions."

The Islamic world lies mostly outside of the Middle East, thus, by your definition, Indochina, India, Pakistan, China, are included.

166 posted on 01/25/2004 3:31:10 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez (The Gift Is To See The Trout.)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Your words...
"And the Islamic world is composed of despots using Islamism as a tool to further their intentions."
The Islamic world lies mostly outside of the Middle East, thus, by your definition, Indochina, India, Pakistan, China, are included.

Cool. I was not aware that the despots of China, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia (there is no such country as Indochina) were using Islamism to legitimatizes their rule.

And, BTW, India is a reasonably-free democracy

Let me clarify my words some more: when I say "Islamic world", I'm talking about those majority-Muslim countries run according to Islamic principles (or at least their interpretation of it). Thus countries containing some percentage of Muslims (which would include most countries these days) would be excluded if the Muslims were not in a dominant ruling position

Clearer now?

Taking inventory of those countries which are majority Muslim (outside of fairly-secular Turkey), you find precious little freedom and Western-style liberty. That's what I'm talking about.

196 posted on 01/25/2004 5:01:49 PM PST by SauronOfMordor (No anchovies!)
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