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Secularism in the Islamic World ?

Posted by picard578 on October 23, 2016

Islam is a totalitarian system of though, and this alone makes it incompatible with democracy. Fact that it is primarily a politico-social ideology with mystical aspect only added to justify the political one only seals the deal.

Among the Ruins of Nabhivarsha

The discovery of the classical literature of Greece and Rome coupled with the various revolts against the Catholic Church in Europe led to a chain of events that resulted in what is today recognized as three overlapping movements – the Renaissance, the Reformation and the Enlightenment. These movements transformed Europe fundamentally giving rise to new systems of government, philosophy, science and ethics. The ideas with which most people think about the world and the beliefs that animate their goals and imaginations – freedom, democracy, secularism, progressivism etc have their genesis in these movements.

Thinkers and writers who sincerely adhere to the above ideas have often held the illusion that the path taken by Europe is the path that ought to be taken by other nations, cultures and civilizations and believe that this will lead to universal human emancipation. What exactly this human emancipation involves and the World it will bring…

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5 Responses to “Secularism in the Islamic World ?”

  1. Πάτε καλά; said

    Although i agree on the main idea of the text (”Islam cannot be secular”), I disagree with the historical origins of the ”western” secularism. West did not use to be secular before the Industrial Revolution; even the French Revolution did not alter this, although it shattered the status quo of religion that era. The french laicite should be regarded as Catho-laicite and it occurred in the beginning of 20th century as a way to resist both the german Protestantism and to fight against Rome (France has a long tradition in fighting against Rome). In essence, it is a way to nationalise the religion and use it as a way to fight back foreign ideologies of enemy states.

    The so-called secularism is nothing else but a version of the german protestantism; it is another form of religion and was used by the German Protestants in their ideological war against French and Austrian Catholics; we have reached the point where we call religion everything that is similar to the german protestant dogma.

    Nowadays, that 6 billion leave outside of the so called western world (even more if you add Russia in the West), the above illusions have starting to collapse. I just hope for the sake of the western civilisation that the transition will be as much smoot as possible.


    • picard578 said

      It won’t be smooth, not with Islam around.


      • Smooth is a relative term :). The collapse of the communist block was relatively smooth since it had a positive effect for the pro-capitalist block and at the same time, it was violent and extremely tough for the citizens of the said countries. Nevertheless, now things are different: this time, we the Westerners, we are all in the same boat. We will see.


  2. Chuck said

    Secularism is the Trojan Horse of the Muslim Conquest


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