Why do the terrorists fear democracy? In a remarkable statement recently, the Ansar al-Sunnah Army and two other insurgent groups dropped all the self-serving double-talk and self-righteous excuses for slaughtering innocents. They spelled out their fear and hatred — and ignorance — of democracy. They made clear their campaign is not simply to thwart American interests — it is to thwart the Iraqi people.
“Democracy is a Greek word meaning the rule of the people, which means that the people do what they see fit,” the statement said. “This concept is considered apostasy and defies the belief in one God — Muslims’ doctrine.”
There is no point in arguing theology with fanatics who find in holy books the rationale to kill by the thousands. No amount of reasoning will change their twisted minds, no logic will sway them from their warped beliefs about what they believe their religion demands. Suffice to say Islam and democracy can flourish, side by side, as neighboring Turkey demonstrates...
Read this quote again: There is no point in arguing theology with fanatics who find in holy books the rationale to kill by the thousands. Tell that to Falwell.
We are so screwed.