Can Islam move away from theocracy?

Terrorism is a distraction. It’s a distraction from the big question of our day, about Islam and violence. Only a tiny minority of Muslims affirm that sort of violence. A far larger proportion of Muslims condone another, vaguer sort of violence. It is this that we must confront.

I mean the violence of theocracy. Theocracy is the belief that one religion should be absolutely culturally dominant. Of course it thinks that the state should enforce this; if the state fails to do so it loses legitimacy. This theocratic worldview is the underlying cause of Muslim terrorism.

  • WalterBannon

    Only a tiny minority of Muslims affirm that sort of violence?

    What a load of crap

  • moraywatson

    Muslims are totalitarian supremacists. That’s the fundamental problem.

  • Passer by.

    The question is immaterial. Islam is a theocratic political system and to call it a ‘religion’ is oxymoronic.
    Just exterminate the lot of them and be done with it.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Dammit, Mamba.
      I had a dalek video up my sleeve.

      • Well, it’s okay to call for the extermination of the entire human race. That’s just fair-minded.

  • Jabberwokk

    So long as the Koran is followed and enforced no. Next question.

  • Spatchcocked

    I got myself an idea…. How bout we MAKE them move away from the west then we MAKE them move away from theocracy….