Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:33 PM
Posted 23 September 2012 - 11:06 AM
This is a very positive development. There has never been much of a "not in my name" movement in Islam but these people took very real risks. There have been some intelligent comments by muftis in Pakistan / Saudi / Egypt (aside from when they tried to get blasphemy criminalised). It is mostly the politicians stirring stuff up.
Caught the tail-end of piece on Radio Five this morning. It sounded like a member of the Pakistani government has offered a reward for the assassination of the film makers. They had another member of the government on, with the presenter trying to get the politician to denounce the other's actions. Came out with all matter of excuses, to justify it though. The peachiest one went along the lines of 'it isn't government money, so it isn't an issue'
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Edited by getdownmonkeyman, 23 September 2012 - 11:08 AM.
Posted 23 September 2012 - 02:27 PM
This is a very positive development.
Very positive development in my opinion. However, to counter that, I read in either the Telegraph or Times this morning (can't remember which!) that Salafists are running riot in Tunisia without the Islamist government doing anything about it. Sad times for Tunisia if true.
As for the Pakistani minister, he should be sacked on the spot; idiot!
Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:45 PM
What I am about to type may sound ridiculous, but here goes:
The only way that Muslim Arab countries can be structured is under a dictatorship. As has been previously mentioned, there are too many tribal factions and that is before you get to the Sunni/Sh'ia separation.
Quite simply, these countries are too fractious to work under a democratic system.
It's not a nice thing to hear, but I'm afraid you're probably correct.
They are on the whole hopeless.
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