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While technically not theocracies, these societies run with Islam at the core. I watched Hosni Mubarak on TV on a number of occasions making speaches to Parliament or the Egyptian people. 'Allah' and 'Islam' were so omnipresent, you'd think he was an Imam.
Regarding Morocco, the royal family claims to descend from Mahomet!
by Lynch on Wed Aug 18th, 2010 at 02:07:54 AM EST
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I watched Hosni Mubarak[insert favourite US President] on TV on a number of occasions making speaches to ParliamentCongress or the EgyptianAmerican people. 'Allah''God' and 'Islam''Faith' were so omnipresent, you'd think he was an Imampreacher.

And your point is? That the US is a theocracy even before Palin becomes President?

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Aug 18th, 2010 at 03:03:07 AM EST
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There is a huge difference in the order of magnitude.
by Lynch on Wed Aug 18th, 2010 at 01:01:03 PM EST
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You're right. The United States is a huge country and the world's dominating superpower. Egypt or Moroocco are nothing in comparison.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Aug 19th, 2010 at 03:35:02 AM EST
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Regarding Morocco, the royal family claims to descend from Mahomet!

I believe the Queen of England is so by the Grace of God...

By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Aug 18th, 2010 at 03:04:56 AM EST
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Worse: the Queen of England is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England

"Ce qui vient au monde pour ne rien troubler ne mérite ni égards ni patience." René Char
by Melanchthon on Wed Aug 18th, 2010 at 10:07:41 AM EST
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True, dat.

By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Aug 18th, 2010 at 10:11:20 AM EST
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