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 ›
Some Observations on the 2015 UK General Election Results and the UK Parliamentary System (and some good news for Labour Party Voters)
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 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 have… 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 is obliged by the Quran to run the affairs of the people using ‘Shura’ (consultation). He is elected based upon confidence to lead, not on his policies, because he is obliged to derive laws… Read More ›