The State And Its Several Forms

English: The Ethnic composition of Muslims in ...
English: The Ethnic composition of Muslims in the United States, according to the United States Department of State based on the publication of Being Muslim in America as of March 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
In China, the communist party stands above everything, above the courts, the government, everything. Islamists want states where the religious authority and organization supersedes everything. Both are worldviews seeking recognition.

The American/Western/Indian model of democracy is suspicious of those arrangements. But then the Chinese and Muslims have not ascended to the highest levels in America, Europe and India.

Even if eventually everyone ends up in countries that look politically like America, Britain and India today, some of these fermentations might be societies on the move. These might be phases as they get their footing. A rich China is going to be less intolerant of dissent. One hopes.

Islam wants to be treated on par with Christianity. Not getting that, it internalizes itself, and goes inward. Would you say?

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