The Six Common Diseases in the Islamic World-5

Despotism Despotism, which spread, became widespread as though it was various contagious diseases. It is the form of government which uses unbalanced power against its people spatially to its opponents. These despotic regimes and the leaders tent to suppress their society in terms of political, ideological and social issues. This form of governments spread in the Islamic world specifically in the Middle East after the collapse of Ottoman Empire and withdraw of the Imperialist powers in the last century. Syria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen are some the examples of those…

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Despotism in the Middle East: A View from Bernard Lewis

The question as to whether Islam and democracy are compatible with each other has been widely debated. In these investigations Islam is always considered as the agent that needs to be subordinated to democracy, and that it needs to be changed, modified and tailored according to the principles of democracy. These intellectual pursuits increased, especially after the end of the Cold War. However, in the geography in which Islam has traditionally been the culturally dominating factor, democracy-oriented state structures did not develop much. Instead, totalitarian repressive regimes have flourished in…

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