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Paradox: Freedom & Democracy


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28th August 2013, marked the 50th anniversary of the famous march in Washington and the spectacular speech by Martin Luther King Jr. The event marked a milestone in the struggle of the afro-american community to gain equal rights in the democratic society United States of America.

The next paragraph is a tribute from me for the belief and struggle of the US in promoting freedom and democracy.

In the US, democracy and freedom is an absolute belief. Democracy and freedom formed the foundation of the state, all other systems within the state is built upon the principle of democracy and freedom. The states constitutions, laws, rules and regulations, its economy, political system, social system, from the biggest issue the state faces to the smallest issue that any individual may face are decided from the context of freedom and democracy. Anything that may contradict with the principle of freedom and democracy will be challenged to the highest level and will be ruled as null and void. Any teachings, cultural practices, religion or any other values can only be practised if those in anyway do not contradict with the principles of freedom and democracy. Not only freedom and democracy is being practice in the state, the state allocated a huge amount of resources in order to promote freedom and democracy in the international scene. Any NGOs or alternative media in any country are entitled to the fund to promote democracy and freedom in their country. Many other government agencies and state resources are promoting freedom and democracy using multi-pronged approach, whether in the form of foreign aid, social activity, economic pressure or other subtle persuasion. Furthermore, if the peaceful strategies do not really work, the state is willing to go to war and commit the lives of its ever-willing soldiers in the name of freedom and democracy. This approached have been tested time and again, against any other ideologies that deemed to be contradict to freedom and democracy. Whether the rest of the world agree or not, freedom and democracy is the new religion of the world, and by all means have to be accepted, adopted and practiced.

How noble is the US in its struggle for freedom and democracy.

Now, I want to try something different. Using the same paragraph, I just change the US to another state, say country X and we change freedom and democracy to another word, and let’s try Islam.

In the Country X, Islam is an absolute belief. Islam formed the foundation of the state, all other systems within the state is built upon the principle of Islam. The states constitutions, laws, rules and regulations, its economy, political system, social system, from the biggest issue the state faces to the smallest issue that any individual may face are decided from the context of Islam. Anything that may contradict with the principle of Islam will be challenged to the highest level and will be ruled as null and void. Any teachings, cultural practices, religion or any other values can only be practised if those in anyway do not contradict with the principles of Islam. Not only Islam is being practice in the state, the state allocated a huge amount of resources in order to promote Islam in the international scene. Any NGOs or alternative media in any country are entitled to the fund to promote Islam in their country. Many other government agencies and state resources are promoting Islam using multi-pronged approach, whether in the form of foreign aid, social activity, economic pressure or other subtle persuasion. Furthermore, if the peaceful strategies do not really work, the state is willing to go to war and commit the lives of its ever-willing soldiers in the name of Islam. This approached have been tested time and again, against any other ideologies that deemed to be contradict to Islam. Whether the rest of the world agree or not, Islam is the new religion of the world, and by all means have to be accepted, adopted and practiced.

How noble is the Country X in its struggle for Islam.

Is it really the case? Why, in this current world those whom struggle for a certain ideologies become the heroes and the others whom do the same thing in the name of other ideologies become terrorists?

How come just by changing a few words, one become hero and another become villain?

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