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Debate Score:80
Arguments:33
Total Votes:95
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Can Islam and Democracy Coexist?

Islam and Democracy

Yes

Side Score: 52
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No

Side Score: 28
2 points

Yes. There are several examples of successful islamic democratic societies. The problem however doesn't lie with Islam in itself but its vulnerability to extremism and the fundamentalist mentality.

Side: yes
3 points

But that doesn't really make sense, now does it?

Side: No
Banana_Slug(845) Disputed
2 points

There is no democratic Islamic country and Muslims in western countries lives in closed ghettos where they very often applies Sharia.

Side: No
Nox0(1393) Disputed
1 point

Name some, please :D

Side: No
5 points

But that doesn't really make sense, now does it?

Side: Yes
2 points

The majority of the western Muslims, especially Muslim Americans(less Mideastern Islamic immigration leading to naturalization and a migration of opinions then europe, i think anyways) seem to be coexisting quite fine.

They are often times avid supporters of both Islam and democracy.

The question is similar to a feudal person asking if Catholicism and democracy can co-exist.

Side: yes
2 points

While some Muslims might try to impose anti-democratic laws into a Western society (Sharia law), they have never been successful in actually eliminating Democratic laws. Sharia law, as we saw in England, did not hold any lawful meaning. it was pretty much just a bunch of show trials that would not result in any government action.

Side: yes
3 points

But that doesn't really make sense, now does it?

Side: No
1 point

To not be one in love is not have love,and to not have love is to grasp war,and to grasp war is to held onto death of the soul like a security blanket. Islam,and democracy are not godly,and therefore both should change to be gathers,and not dividers and get rid of the god of war,and then both would be able to coexist having a common spirit of peace in each unifying both as one like Jesus wants,and what we must have before the heavens spit wide open like a scroll with the brilliant Lord God shining forth.

Side: yes
1 point

Democracy was the way told by god . after the death of prophet muhammad (pbuh) ,the khalipha hazrat Abu bakr was elected by other Muslim people.so now I don't know why Muslims are against democracy.it is the only way to live peacefully.

Side: Yes

NO, they cannot.

Slavery and freedom cannot cohabitate no more than evil and good.

Fuck islam and it's shit eating god, and it's child molesting prophet.

Side: No
3 points

But that doesn't really make sense, now does it?

Side: Yes
1 point

But that doesn't really make sense, now does it?

Side: Yes
2 points

I am from Turkey , AND THE ISLAMIST GOVERNMENT IS CONSTANTLY DEFACING THE SECULAR IDEALS OF ATATURK .

How do any of you know so much about Turkey , you ever been there ?

Probably not. I hate it when Americans talk about Turkish ''DEMOCRACY'' . Its turning into an Iran , more religious, more tolitarian . Turkey is a terrible example, they jail hundreds of people for no reason, no free speech, no nothing .

Islam is an oppressive religion, and I fear for my Turkey . Instead of spending money on health care, the Turkish Government funds the building of more mosques! They fund religious school - once illegal but now its ''fine'' . They ignore bans on hijabs in schools, etc.

THE AKP GOVERNMENT IS DESTROYING THE CONSTITUTION OF TURKEY AND WHAT IT STANDS FOR- A FREE, EXTREMELY SECULAR STATE. OH FOR GODS SAKES, MOST RESTAURANTS ARE SHUT DOWN IN ANKARA BECAUSE THEY SELL ALCOHOL . The governments excuse of these restaurants - ''Bad Location'' .

ISLAM AND DEMOCRACY ? THEY ARE HUGE ENEMIES.

Side: No
2 points

No, I don't believe it can. Islam is a religion of peace, or so they say...Democracy goes against everything they believe in.

Side: No
5 points

But that doesn't really make sense, now does it?

Side: Yes
2 points

No, it cannot. Democracy is the idea that the people determine the rules. In a true Islamic government, of which none exists currently, the limits set by God cannot be transgressed. We wouldn't be able to vote to see whether or not adultery is allowed. Though yes there are some democratic elements in the system.

Side: No
1 point

Islamic democracy does not include women's rights, gay rights, freedom of speech, education for woman, any rights for non Muslims...

Side: No
3 points

But that doesn't really make sense, now does it?

Side: Yes
3 points

But that doesn't really make sense, now does it?

Side: Yes
1 point

But that doesn't really make sense, now does it?

Side: Yes
1 point

Islam is quite similar to Nazism, founders were very similar people... and both are about same democratic.

Side: No
0 points

Not sure.... it's working in Turkey but the Turks are more western than the rest of the Middle East. I doubt the Arab world can ever fully embrace what we'd consider a viable democracy.

Side: No
DantasticOne(2) Disputed
1 point

The question asked if Islam and democracy can coexist. Your own example of Turkey shows that yes they can coexist. The question wasn't if the Arab world and democracy can coexist, that is a totally different question. The majority of muslims live outside of the arab world. Turkey, a secular nation with a muslim majority proves that those two can coexist. Another example of such a country is Albania.

Side: yes
Hellno(17751) Disputed
2 points

I simply took the question to the next level.... Yes, Islam and democracy can coexist BUT most of our problems with Islamic terrorism lies in the Arab world and I'm skeptical that the seeds of democracy can take serious root there... split hairs all you want, my answer clearly states my opinion and I reserve the right elaborate on any post I want.

Side: No
aveskde(1935) Disputed
1 point

The question asked if Islam and democracy can coexist. Your own example of Turkey shows that yes they can coexist.

Just barely. Islamists make every effort to turn Turkey into an Islamic theocracy. It's amazing they're still secular.

The majority of muslims live outside of the arab world. Turkey, a secular nation with a muslim majority proves that those two can coexist. Another example of such a country is Albania.

No, it proves that Islamists just take time to undermine a secular democracy. Turkey may fall under the spell of Islam in the future, a concerted effort is being made against it.

Side: No
turtleman23(8) Disputed
1 point

I am from Turkey , AND THE ISLAMIST GOVERNMENT IS CONSTANTLY DEFACING THE SECULAR IDEALS OF ATATURK .

How do any of you know so much about Turkey , you ever been there ?

Probably not. I hate it when Americans talk about Turkish ''DEMOCRACY'' . Its turning into an Iran , more religious, more tolitarian . Turkey is a terrible example, they jail hundreds of people for no reason, no free speech, no nothing .

Islam is an oppressive religion, and I fear for my Turkey . Instead of spending money on health care, the Turkish Government funds the building of more mosques! They fund religious school - once illegal but now its ''fine'' . They ignore bans on hijabs in schools, etc.

THE AKP GOVERNMENT IS DESTROYING THE CONSTITUTION OF TURKEY AND WHAT IT STANDS FOR- A FREE, EXTREMELY SECULAR STATE. OH FOR GODS SAKES, MOST RESTAURANTS ARE SHUT DOWN IN ANKARA BECAUSE THEY SELL ALCOHOL . The governments excuse of these restaurants - ''Bad Location'' .

ISLAM AND DEMOCRACY ? THEY ARE HUGE ENEMIES.

Side: yes
Hellno(17751) Disputed
1 point

Actually I HAVE been to Turkey so don't make assumptions that you know nothing about. And I don't see anyone here saying that the democracy in Turkey is perfect, only that it exists.

Side: No