Democracy and the Middle East

United States
September 5, 2006 8:01am CST
President Bush is constantly saying that demaocracy is needed in the Missdle East and that liberty is the answer that will cure the violence. Persoannly, I disagree. Democracy cannot exist if the people will not separate religion from government. There is an intolerance among Middle Eastern countries when it comes to religion. That intolerance prevents free speech and free thought. That intolerance is cultural and ingrained into the minds and psyches of the people. Until people of the Middle East learn to separate religion and politics, Democracy will never take hold.
4 responses
@pandu89 (350)
• Canada
20 Nov 06
Bush is wasting his time and the money of America. No one can really fix the middle east, just a screwed up place.
@pandu89 (350)
• Canada
20 Nov 06
why does he bother when the people there don't even care about the situations there?
@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
5 Jan 07
You are absolutely right. With the resurgence of this theocratic ruling version of Islam its impossible. It will be like communism in developing parts of the world. Eventually it will fall apart from within. But what happens on the way or when it actually happens. Very good topic.
@unnigec (246)
• India
26 Sep 06
I think the punishment system in a democracy is too liberal in order to deter anti social activities. Hence democrac will only worsen the situation in these regions.
• India
19 Sep 06
i agree with ur opinion.. religions and politics are two different things infact i hate both the religion concept and the dirty politics