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May 23, 2011

Islamic leaders say non-Muslims' rights should be restricted

Topics: Understanding Islam

If you've ever been so naive as to believe that Islam and Western democracy are compatible, you need only look to what Islamic leaders in Indonesia have to say about the rights of non-Muslims. Clearly, they represent the belief of Muslims on the status of non-Muslims in Muslim countries, and remember - Indonesia is considered a "moderate" Muslim country::

"In attempts to get vote and support of non-Muslims, we have been very gracious in giving them their civil rights ..."

"A Caliphate state is based on divine revelation. It is not a democratic or a theocratic state. It is only an Islamic state when the constitution is based on the Quran and prophetic traditions ..."

That first sentence says it all. They actually feel "generous" by "giving" non-Muslims their civil rights ... as though Muslims should have a right to decide what rights non-Muslims have and don't have. And saying that the rights that are given to non-Muslims were given makes it even worse. It doesn't take much imagination to realize what rights non-Muslims would have if the Muslims didn't need their votes.

Posted by Hyscience at May 23, 2011 7:34 AM

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