[ExI] What the France!?

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 09:17:18 UTC 2009

On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 12:46 AM, Tom Nowell <nebathenemi at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> So, enough of the negativity - what more optimistic way can I think of? Well, it's the one we're trying in Britain. Try and get more moderate muslims into politics and give ordinary muslims a stake in how things are.

Wouldn't that be a rather blatant domestication of the democratic
process? A muslim, or for that matter a non-muslim, is of course free
to vote a "moderate muslim", if he so likes, but if such outcome is
deliberately pursued by the political regime in place through
discriminatory measures and favoritisms and the establishment of fifth
columns in the relevant communities this smacks of colonialistic or
occupation regimes where the occupying country was "piloting" the
appointment of the colonised country's representatives.

I believe to remember that the UK has a tradition in this respect,
when parliamentary majorities were guaranteed, e.g., through the
"equal representation" of almost empy electoral districts which could
be easily controlled, but I wonder if muslims in such a scenario would
not be right in crying foul.

Stefano Vaj

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