[ExI] extropy-chat Digest, Vol 81, Issue 20

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Sun Jun 20 17:52:18 UTC 2010

On 17 June 2010 17:47, Ben Zaiboc <bbenzai at yahoo.com> wrote:
> All Islamic states are precisely the latter.  Muslims are explicitly the slaves of Allah, and sharia strictly enforces this.

Yes, I think that this is after a fashion a legacy of all monotheistic
prospectives (and their secular versions, such as some views of "human
rights"), according to which a given people would and should not have
any real say on its constitutional and legal system, since the Right
and Wrong are unique, universal and eternal enough that they have at
most to be identified, so that popular sovereignty and
self-determination are somewhat blasphemous concepts.

But in the specific Islamic context, I believe that the Ummah,
community of the faithful is by many recognised some kind of political
and historical role or other...

Stefano Vaj

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