Democracy in Iraq

by Richard on June 24, 2004

The Faithful Skeptic quotes Stanley Hauerwas

To try to turn Iraq into a liberal democracy is absolutely crazy. Islam has no understanding of the separation between church and state because they don’t understand Islam to be a church. The very idea that you could have separation between mosque and state from Islam’s perspective is the imposition on them of Christian practice. Islam doesn’t really have a place for state. They are a universalistic faith like Christianity, but they think there is no country that bounds Islam.

The post finishes with some highly pertinent questions…

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