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You could at least try to get some basic facts right if you're going to post on here.

The current ruler of Morocco is Mohammed VI, not Mohammed IV. E.g. Mohammed VI of Morocco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mohammed VI is generally opposed by Islamist conservatives, and some of his reforms have angered fundamentalists. He also created a new family code, or Mudawana, which granted women more power.[3]

Quite the firebrand theocrat.

As for Egypt - how many allegedly Sharia stonings have there been there recently?

Of course to the nuttier fringes of the neo-con West all Arabic countries are the same by definition, so it's unrealistic to expect to any nuance, experience or local insight.

So far you're doing an excellent job of living down to that assessment.

Did you know that Canada is a theocracy too?

ICL - Canada - Constitution Act 1982

Whereas Canada is founded upon the principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law:

So are Germany, Ireland, Australia, and the Bahamas - among others.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Aug 18th, 2010 at 01:46:01 PM EST
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May I suggest that you go to Wikipedia and change the definition of what a theocracy is by adding: "the characteristic of theocracies is when there are Sharia stonings". You can also add: "Germany, Ireland, Austria and the Bahamas - among others, are theocracies." Don't forget to sign and add your e-mail to the post.
by Lynch on Wed Aug 18th, 2010 at 02:03:11 PM EST
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And what the hell does any of this have to do with Al Qaeda terrorism and 9/11? My inklings tell me that you are pushing Islamophobia, hate for Islam in support of the right wing Zionists and Neocons here in America.

Yet your persistent historical and substantive errors seem to make you totally unqualified to discuss anything in this area. Why don't you give it up?

by shergald on Wed Aug 18th, 2010 at 02:20:16 PM EST
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Why should we do that? I don't think that anyone here believes that?

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Aug 18th, 2010 at 05:13:32 PM EST
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Huh? It's really Rhetoric 101.

Lych: gives Wikipedia's definition of what a theocratic state is - one that is governed by immediate divine guidance... whose officials are regarded as divinely guided... which enacts theonomic laws. It can be argued that this is the case in Egypt given that its constitution stipulates that Sharia (read: infallible, theonomic law) is THE principal source of the country's legislation, and that its executive branch applies this divine legislation through state sponsored Sharia courts.

ThatBritGuy responds by saying: "Egypt can't be a theocracy coz there haven't been any Sahria stonings lately"... and goes on to say that "if this is your definition [it's Wikipedia's, not mine] of what a theocratic state is then Canada, Germany, Ireland, Australia and the Bahamas - among others - are also theocratic states"

If ThatBritGuy so firmly believes what he wrote, I suggest he amend Wikipedia to reflect his beliefs, either:
a) by adding something like "theocracies are governed by immediate divine guidance... practicing Sharia stoning" or
b) by leaving the definition as is and adding something like "according to this definition, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Australia and the Bahamas - among others - are theocratic states" or
c) by enlightening us all with his very own, completely different definition.

For the record - I never said that Saudi Arabia and Egypt (or all Arabic countries for that matter) were the same. What I said was that there were similarities between some of these countries. That, surprisingly, seems to be an indiscernible nuance to some around here who, instead of trying to understand the broader picture of what is being discussed, take the time and energy to point out a typo (IV instead of VI) thinking that it will somehow give more weight to their arguments. Also, I am not what you would refer to as a Neo-Con... nor am I Sarah Palin's admirer. That's such a grossly simplistic way of interpreting our (much more complex) socio-political landscape.

by Lynch on Thu Aug 19th, 2010 at 01:32:00 PM EST
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Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Thu Aug 19th, 2010 at 12:40:41 PM EST
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