A New Dynasty?
Deja Vu All Over Again

The Clash of the 21st Century

The Big Pharaoh says it like it is:

I look at the issue a little bit differently. I don't regard it as a clash between the West or the East, or Islam and the West, or Islam and Christianity. Instead, I believe that there is an undeniable clash between practiced Islam and the values of liberal democracy, the values that are not just adopted in the "Christian west", but also in countries such as Japan, South Korea, and to some extent India. So do I think there is a clash between the currently practiced Islam and the values that Brits, Americans, Koreans, and Japanese hold? The answer is a definite yes. Islam, as it is practiced today, is not compatible with freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom to change religions, gender equality, minorities' rights, and the crucial thing which is called separation of religion and politics.

That's quite a lot of incompatibilities.

I have hope though. What worked for the Europeans will work for us. It might take generations, yet it is bound to happen.

It worked for the Europeans in a pre-globalized and a pre-nuclear age. It is likely that large chunks of the Islamic "civilization" will be annihilated before the forces of reform hit critical mass. Just take a look at the atrocious politicians and the vile rhetoric coming out of Egypt, the Palestinian Authority and Iran.


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