Originally posted on The Muslim Debate Initiative: The video is now up of the debate ‘Secular Democracy or Islam Debate: Which One Has Better Solutions for Global Peace?‘ The debate held on November 2016 at the UCD (Dublin, Ireland), featured…
Today, many (U.S.) Americans will be going to the polling stations to select the next President of the United States of America. This year sees a difficult choice between apparently ‘two’ candidates: one a populist business man demagogue whose rhetoric… Read More ›
In the past, some people have found it difficult to criticise the philosophical underpinnings of currently the most ubiquitous system after colonialism – Democracy. However, after the Brexit vote, suddenly, criticising Democracy has become all the rage – with many Westerners speaking… Read More ›
The UK election is over, and now begins a 5 year term by the Conservative Party who have formed a bare majority within the UK Parliament’s lower house (The House of Commons). What lessons did we learn from the election,… Read More ›
The upcoming UK general elections are only a day away, and the usual calls to participate in the election ring out across the Muslim community, like some sort of Adhaan, creating a temporary amnesia about all the previous elections that… Read More ›
The age which produced the birth of a new worldview in European thought, called anachronistically, ‘The Enlightenment’,that would see the new and radical world view called today ‘Secular Liberalism’, or ‘Liberalism’.
In order to understand the reality and meaning behind the modern use of Democracy, we must understand what gave rise to its resurrection, the significances behind this, and the purpose of it relative to the ideology of Secular Liberalism.
In an Islamic state, the leader (Caliph) is appointed by the Muslim Ummah through a process of consultation (shura), whether it is direct plebiscite of the people or election by a council of representatives (e.g. heads of tribes, influentials or… Read More ›
The most important thing for a person who seeks truth is to remain objective and be skeptical of so-called ‘given truths’ – especially ideas that are in fashion in his/her day and age. In every age and time, there were… Read More ›
Reject Democracy, ‘Freedom of Speech’ and predict the collapse of Western civilisation?..you’re called an extremist….unless you’re Chinese! Enter Eric X. Li, a successful Chinese Entrepreneur in Shanghai, and political scientist, whose educational history includes both universities in China, and Berkeley… Read More ›
When a Western country goes to war, and invades other lands, resulting in the deaths of thousands of men, women and children in the name of spreading Liberal Democracy, no one has ever been held to account, or even apologise…. Read More ›