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Thread #92621 Message #1772854
Posted By: GUEST,Jack Campin
30-Jun-06 - 12:52 PM
Thread Name: The Wisdom of Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens
Subject: RE: The Wisdom of Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens
: Above all, I hope that he will be the one to say to his brothers in Islam
He doesn't have any. He's an Ahmadi. He is not regarded as a Muslim by anybody except other Ahmadis.
: "stop this. We have to stop this business of trying to establish theocracy." Someone has to,
: but nobody is.
Apart from something like 25 million Alevis in Turkey *alone* whose politics is explicitly anti-theocratic and has been for the last couple of centuries?
Theocracy is a minority position everywhere in the Muslim world. It just happens to be backed by a few powerful reactionaries with money, in the same way that Christian and Hindu fundamentalism are.