He's a guy trying to push Westernization. Of course you as an atheist support him- and that you support him should indicate something to the Muslims who listen to him.Yasir Qadhi conundrum to conservative for the layman but too progressive for the conservatives. All jokes aside he is an intelligent guy who sees the issues at hand and is atleast trying to do something about it.
I'm willing to engage in a good faith discussion.I don't think mindlessly absorbing Western ideology is using your brains.
No.I'm willing to engage in a good faith discussion.
Do you think elections are a good thing?
Well the primary aim isn't to create political stability. The primary aim is to establish the sharia.And if you are opposed to elections, how would you go about creating political stability in a modern state?
If there are no elections, how do you decide who should run the state? Where does a government's legitimacy come from?No.
Well the primary aim isn't to create political stability. The primary aim is to establish the sharia.
Ideally, a genuine Islamic system would be establish and its legitimacy would derive from being a genuine Islamic system. If the population rebels against that, it would be their own fault for rebelling against a genuinely Islamic system.
could go either way. after the Iranian revolution, a lot of Muslim countries became more conservative. I think the Taliban are going to win in Afghanistan and I think this will create a "wave" similar to that after the Iranian revolution.I don't see them losing influence at all, to the contrary; muslim countries are modernizing and losing their traditional thinking. Saudi arabia, Sudan, Somalia ..etc.