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Indigenous Peoples

Under the Rule of Islam

 

by Frederick P. Isaac

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The so-called Islamic moderate governments do not seem to have the will and the courage to dodge from their comfy seats to constitutionally dissolve, the three militant groups of the Muta-we-ah, Militias and Mujahideen to set their socially and economically ailing countries along the path of constitutional democracy. They are prisoners of the CPC and the clerics.

Indonesia is another leading country that finds it difficult to veer away from the three irregular armies to run its government on the road to secular democracy. The so-called moderate countries need to ease their grip on some rigid sectarian laws. To make changes, they need to redirect their system to proceed along the path of secular constitutional democracy. Moderate leaders fear immediate backlash from the CPC (conservative power challengers), who are backed by religious authorities and fanatical Islamist supporters. For the moderate leaders, it is a risky venture to disarm irregular armed bodies that have been formed in the name of Islam for its protection and expansion.

It usually costs the secular orientated leaders their life. Left unexposed and unchecked by democratic institutions locally and internationally, the Islamic governing system takes the shape of absolutism and legitimises its rule under the guise of false democracy. It is a system that weighs very heavily on the freedom of its citizens and indigenous communities. Bribery, nepotism and corruption become rampant. It is not surprising that the financial books of most of the Islamic countries are often in the red, with a deficit in their budget (Pryce-Jones, 1989: pp 225-226, 249; Committee for the Support of the Saudi Arab Woman: 1991).

 

 

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