Democratic thinking

Articles on democracy in the independent online media

March 22, 2007

Is Islam about democracy?

According to Dr Pervaiz Nazir, senior research fellow at the Centre for International Studies at the University of Cambridge, Islam and democracy go hand in hand. He claimed that muslims should not be secular to adopt democratic ways of government.

Dr Nazir, of Pakistani origin also said that instead of forcing western ideals, western countries should embrace and respect Islam.

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