Favourite Sect of Islamism? (See description)

Posted by: UtherPenguin

Islamism, or "Political Islam" is the belief that "Islam should guide social and political as well as personal life". In other words, Islamic Theocracy. I'll make a poll for least favourite sect. Please don't put me on the NSA watch-list.

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None of the above

None of the Above, also known as "against all" or a "scratch" vote, is a ballot option in some jurisdictions or organizations, designed to allow the voter to indicate disapproval of all of the candidates in a voting system. It is based on the princi... ple that consent requires the ability to withhold consent in an election, just as they can by voting no on ballot questions.Entities that include "None of the Above" on ballots as standard procedure include India, Greece, the U.S. state of Nevada, Ukraine, Spain, and Colombia. Russia had such an option on its ballots until it was abolished in 2006. Bangladesh introduced this option in 2008. Pakistan introduced this option on ballot papers for the 2013 Pakistan elections but later the Election Commission of Pakistan rejected this.When None of the Above is listed on a ballot, there is the possibility of NOTA receiving a majority or plurality of the vote, and so "winning" the election   more
7 votes


Pan-Islamism is a political movement advocating the unity of Muslims under one Islamic state – often a Caliphate – or an international organization similar to a European Union with Islamic principles. As a form of religious nationalism, Pan-Islamism...  differentiates itself from other pan-nationalistic ideologies, for example Pan-Arabism, by excluding culture and ethnicity as primary factors towards unification   more
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Islamic Democracy

Lamic democracy refers to a political ideology that seeks to apply Islamic principles to public policy within a democratic framework. Islamic political theory specifies three basic features of an Islamic democracy: leaders must be elected by the peo... ple, subject to sharia and committed to practicing shura, or consultation, with their community. [1] Countries which fulfil the three basic features include Pakistan, Iran and Malaysia amongst others. Saudi Arabia and the UAE are examples of countries that do not adhere to the principles of Islamic democracy despite being Islamic countries, as these countries do not hold elections. The expression of Islamic democracy is different in the Muslim majority countries, as sharia interpretations vary from country to country, and the use of sharia is more comprehensive in countries in which sharia forms the basis for state laws   more
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Shia theocracy

The first Shia theocracy in the 20th century was established in Iran following the Iranian Revolution that led to the fall of the Shah of Iran. The constitutional name of Iran was established as the Islamic Republic of Iran. Islam is the state relig... ion of the country.Under the post-revolution Iranian constitution of 1979, Iran is government first and foremost by the Supreme Leader of Iran, who is responsible for the delineation and supervision of "the general policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran". The Supreme Leader is Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, controls the military intelligence and security operations; and has sole power to declare war. The heads of the judiciary, state radio and television networks, the commanders of the police and military forces and six of the twelve members of the Council of Guardians are appointed by the Supreme Leader. The Assembly of Experts elects and dismisses the Supreme Leader on the basis of qualifications and popular esteem. The Assembly of Experts is responsible for supervising the Supreme Leader in the performance of legal duties   more
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The Salafist movement, also known as the Salafi movement, is a movement within Islam that references the Salafist doctrine known as Salafism. It takes its name from the term salaf used to identify the earliest Muslims, who, its adherents believe, pr... ovide the epitome of Islamic practice. A hadith which quotes Muhammad saying "The people of my own generation are the best, then those who come after them, and then those of the next generation," is seen as a call to Muslims to follow the example of those first three generations, the salaf.Many Muslims in Qatar, UAE and Saudi Arabia are Salafists. 46.87% of Qataris and 44.8% of Emiratis are Salafis. 5.7% of Bahrainis are Salafis and 2.17% of Kuwaitis are Salafis.Salafis are the "dominant minority" in Saudi Arabia. There are 4 million Saudi Salafis, with that country's population being described as 22.9% Salafis while most of the rest as a separate "Wahhabi" category. The Salafi movement is often described as synonymous with Wahhabism, but Salafists consider the term "Wahhabi" derogatory. Observers differ over whether Salafi are the same as Wahhabis or not   more
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Wahhabism or Wahhabi mission is a religious movement or sect or form of Sunni Islam variously described as "orthodox", "ultraconservative", "austere", "fundamentalist", "puritanical", describes an Islamic "reform movement" to restore "pure monotheis... tic worship", or an "extremist pseudo-Sunni movement". Adherents often object to the term Wahhabi or Wahhabism as derogatory, and prefer to be called Salafi or muwahhid.Wahhabism is named after an eighteenth century preacher and scholar, Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab. He started a revivalist movement in the remote, sparsely populated region of Najd, advocating a purging of practices such as the popular cult of saints, and shrine and tomb visitation, widespread among Muslims, but which he considered idolatry, impurities and innovations in Islam. Eventually he formed a pact with a local leader Muhammad bin Saud offering political obedience and promising that protection and propagation of the Wahhabi movement, would mean "power and glory" and rule of "lands and men." The movement is centered on the principle of Tawhid, or the "uniqueness" and "unity" of God   more
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UtherPenguin says2015-06-30T21:52:29.6048608-05:00
genesis20 says2015-06-30T22:51:15.6862421-05:00
Did somebody mention me?
triangle.128k says2015-06-30T22:56:00.7964184-05:00
You've summoned the devil -_-
triangle.128k says2015-06-30T22:56:08.7846785-05:00
shalal12 says2015-07-01T15:40:17.7791102-05:00
@genesis20 , Stop using that picture.You are a man with so much illnesses in your heart. Soon you will meet your God and the angels of Hell will talk about that picture. Enjoy it! Down to Hell.........
triangle.128k says2015-07-01T16:32:44.4540543-05:00
@shalal12 I understand it's against Islam, but come on. Does someone really go to hell for insulting Islam?
shalal12 says2015-07-01T16:35:50.5941441-05:00
@triangle.128k, He doesn't insult Islam but insults the successor of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
triangle.128k says2015-07-01T16:38:47.2051404-05:00
Wow, you think he goes to hell just for showing a picture of Islam?
triangle.128k says2015-07-01T16:39:27.1064347-05:00
You sure don't help to disprove that Islam is violent.
shalal12 says2015-07-01T16:40:50.0768309-05:00
@triangle.128k, I just hoped that he enjoys Hell! Did I say that he would go to Hell because of that picture?!
Renegader says2015-07-01T16:43:26.8290466-05:00
That is the same thing
tajshar2k says2015-07-01T16:46:06.5407890-05:00
Your only proving the stereotype on how crazy and lunatic muslims are.
shalal12 says2015-07-01T16:49:41.6221251-05:00
@tajshar2k , "About Me: I enjoy politics and debating other people. I'm Liberal, and I like guns. Which might be weird for some of you." Guns!!! In fact you are the crazy person with no logic! I have had enough of talking to you about Islam. I don't care what you say
tajshar2k says2015-07-03T13:10:36.7262902-05:00
LOL, nobody gives a damn about what you say. You know you are considered a troll on this site right?
GarlicBred24 says2015-07-03T13:12:35.1601687-05:00
Muslims are the only lunatics who protest to allow prayers in public schools. Go figure.
Varrack says2015-07-03T13:32:46.7357040-05:00
And welcome to the polls section..
tajshar2k says2015-07-03T13:35:11.4316879-05:00
@Varrack Seriously, Shalal12 should be the last one judging people. He said a while back he supported Stoning gay's to death. @Shalal12 Let me make this very clear, when I say I like guns, it doesn't = I like to shoot and kill people. It means I support pro gun rights movements, and I consider them to be fun when you shoot at targets.
triangle.128k says2015-07-03T13:46:18.2272691-05:00
He supported stoning gays to death? What kind of insanity is that?
tajshar2k says2015-07-03T13:46:40.1517825-05:00
Its not considered insanity in Islam.
triangle.128k says2015-07-03T13:46:49.4817620-05:00
And they wonder why westerners hate the middle east...
tajshar2k says2015-07-03T13:47:25.0378460-05:00
You can't cure stupidity...
triangle.128k says2015-07-03T13:48:10.3910489-05:00
Not ture, Europe used to be a crazy theocratic place like the middle east, and yet it turned into the place it is today.
triangle.128k says2015-07-03T13:48:56.4646049-05:00
Medieval Europe actually had harsher laws than the middle east.
tajshar2k says2015-07-03T13:59:43.6012563-05:00
That was back in when the whole world was like that. You would think people would get smarter, but no...
triangle.128k says2015-07-03T14:00:38.3609478-05:00
Not exactly, China was a pretty good place to live in the medieval times. So were some other asian countries, and native americans lived an okay life as well.
tajshar2k says2015-07-03T14:02:13.4129424-05:00
Oh, I thought you were talking about Medieval Europe.
triangle.128k says2015-07-03T14:04:02.1506401-05:00
Huh? I was talking about Medieval Europe. I was just saying that stupidity isn't in-curable because Europe turned from a place worse than the middle east to a relatively developed and stable place as it is today. And I just mentioned that Europe was worse than many other places in the world at that time.
UtherPenguin says2015-07-03T14:05:14.6054340-05:00
Lil' birdie told me someone was talking smack about Muslims. Just an average day.
tajshar2k says2015-07-03T14:05:27.0710738-05:00
*You can't cure the middle-east.
Varrack says2015-07-03T14:06:05.4518122-05:00
I think Muslims believe that all non-Muslims go straight to hell.
UtherPenguin says2015-07-03T14:07:29.1148917-05:00
@Triangle Theocracies aren't that bad. Heck, the UAE has quite a few theocratic laws.
triangle.128k says2015-07-03T14:08:02.3279304-05:00
@Varrack That's pretty stereotypical, some Christians believe the same way of non-christians going to hell. There are many Muslims that likely don't think that way.
tajshar2k says2015-07-03T14:08:13.8721524-05:00
UAE is probably the only exception.
triangle.128k says2015-07-03T14:08:36.4777177-05:00
@UtherPenguin You'll know why theocracy is bad once i'm finished writing my argument for our debate.
triangle.128k says2015-07-03T14:09:21.5051840-05:00
It's quite a coincidence that countries with secular governments almost often do better, it's also quite a coincidence that no theocracy is a developed nation.
tajshar2k says2015-07-03T14:10:51.6223860-05:00
Found this interesting bit. Breakdown of religious group in America on gay marriage. Muslims and Evangelical Christians are the worst offenders, majority of them oppose gay marriage. Muslims aren't actually that bad compared to Evangelical christians. That 28% is ridiculous.
tajshar2k says2015-07-03T14:11:00.2952845-05:00
tajshar2k says2015-07-03T14:11:45.9894315-05:00
Was kinda surprised with the Hindu's though. I thought the number would be a bit higher.
shalal12 says2015-07-03T14:28:32.1931812-05:00
@tajshar2k, "@Varrack Seriously, Shalal12 should be the last one judging people. He said a while back he supported Stoning gay's to death." Why do you tell lie?! Once you said Iran's government stones people and I said "we don't have such a law in our government. I haven't seen a person to be stoned in my country by government" Is this supporting? Tajshar2k you are not looking for the truth you are just trying to prove your wrong beliefs about Iran! Also Iran is a country and Middle East is not one country. Try to talk about countries not "Middle East"
tajshar2k says2015-07-03T14:34:47.8484052-05:00
@shalal12, You can deny all you want, but I know you said that. I'm trying to find the poll but it was ages ago. Where did I say the Middle-East is a country????
triangle.128k says2015-07-03T14:36:00.2155448-05:00
Now you're denying the stonings in Iran? Iran is a world leader in stoning people to death.
shalal12 says2015-07-03T14:37:48.9294363-05:00
@triangle.128k, so you are sure that Iranians stone gays?!
shalal12 says2015-07-03T14:39:39.4061617-05:00
Find that law in our country's constitution!!!
tajshar2k says2015-07-03T14:41:31.7549231-05:00
shalal12 says2015-07-03T14:41:49.9613226-05:00
@It was two days ago that I saw a gay in subway. He was free and laughing. No one arrested him. And he was proud of it!! Being a gay is a shame and its more shameful for Americans that they support such stupidity!
tajshar2k says2015-07-03T14:42:21.8015349-05:00
I'm gonna pretend to be shalal12. "This is all Western propaganda that you people have been brainwashed with all you people do is watch the news, and you don't know anything about Iran!"
tajshar2k says2015-07-03T14:43:16.2621822-05:00
Biggest lie ever. How would you know he was gay? I'm 99.9% sure you didn't go over to him and ask him if he is gay.
o0jeannie0o says2015-07-03T14:44:05.8920915-05:00
Religious freedom gets to mean freedom from religion and that's good.... As a Wiccan and a Witch I do not want any religious dogma controlling legalities because most dogma wants me and my polytheistic brothers dead. "And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush." Polytheism, according to Islam, is worshiping/revering God's creation rather than God. Such, in Islam, is one of the worst sins and one that God promised never to forgive. I dont think I would be free in a society ruled by Islam or Abrahamic faith.
triangle.128k says2015-07-03T14:44:49.7953361-05:00
There's nothing wrong with being gay, you're just a homophobic. The difference between Iran and other countries is that our society accepts gays and is more tolerant of other people.
Midnight1131 says2015-07-03T14:51:05.4497638-05:00
Shalal12, are you ill??? There's no way you can so deluded as to think Iran has better rights for gays then America.
SithKiller says2015-07-03T14:53:21.6162234-05:00
@Shala12 How could you be so cruel? Disgusting human being. I cannot believe people like this live on this earth. God taught as to love and respect everybody. (atleast my god did)
tajshar2k says2015-07-03T14:56:59.8777825-05:00
Iran is actually the only country in the world where it is legal, and is regularly practiced http://s3.Amazonaws.Com/inarticles/33ccfba2e814d4b6cd182e573835f83c.Jpeg
tajshar2k says2015-07-03T14:58:05.5130476-05:00
shalal12 says2015-07-03T15:05:02.2052904-05:00
I can give sources and I can also talk about stoning in details. Also about gays in Iran and... However you Americans are insulting and you are all in guards. Thus it will be in vain to talk to you using logic. Enjoy gays and be proud of them! In fact you are ruining the foundations of your own society and families.
SithKiller says2015-07-03T15:06:41.6450105-05:00
Worst excuse of the year.
SithKiller says2015-07-03T15:09:54.7001208-05:00
My family taught me to respect and love everybody, so don't you dare criticize me for what we Americans believe in. If you think restricting womens rights, killing people in the name of god, marrying 9 year old girls is okay, its you who is wrong.
UtherPenguin says2015-07-04T09:59:26.2793654-05:00
This flamewar is glorious.

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