Skip to comments.Pakistanis want Islamic democracy, distrust US -poll
Posted on 01/07/2008 11:51:12 AM PST by forkinsocket
WASHINGTON, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Most Pakistanis want their country to be a democratic Islamic state but are deeply distrustful of the United States and its war on terrorism, according to a poll released on Sunday.
Funded by the U.S. Institute of Peace, or USIP, the poll was taken in the nuclear-armed nation before President Pervez Musharraf's six-week state of emergency and the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto last month.
The results, released about six weeks before elections scheduled for Feb. 18, show that a large majority of Pakistanis see democracy as fully compatible with Islam, the pollsters said. Democracy ranked especially high among the 60 percent of respondents who wanted Muslim-based Sharia law to play a larger role in legal affairs.
"It shows there is no major Western-oriented secular sub-group in Pakistan. People want more Islam. They don't think Pakistan is pious enough or that Islamic values are adequately expressed in daily life," said Steven Kull, director of WorldPublicOpinion.org, a non-profit group affiliated with the University of Maryland that conducted the poll for USIP.
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Islamic democracy is an oxymoron.
It is difficult to see how an Islamic state based on Sharia law as in was in the 600’s is compatible with the type of constitutional republic envisioned by our founders.
Is there an echo in here?
Did they poll any women who didn't have their father/brother/husband sitting next to them?
Not even close!
If they want Islam and Sharia, then we need to stop arming them and giving them all kinds of other 'aid' IMMEDIATELY or those arms are going to be used against us.
I 100% support a brutal secular dictatorship in pakistan.
Islamic values is an oxymoron too.
Islamic Democracy = getting to vote on who you can stone or decapitate.
I second that.
Impossible. I don't know about the "oxy" part, but Islam is moronic.
did the question arise as to whether or not they would prefer not to have our billions of dollars in aid and protection???