I agree with everything you have to say, except when it comes to democracy.<quoted text>Not quite. Osama BL's org Al-Q was behind it and the attackers were Islamists whom you seem to support.
<quoted text>This is the problem. When is a terrorist not a terrorist? There is no truly international agreement on what terrorism means leaving it a very subjective term.
A government cannot decide what individuals believe or what individuals think is the truth, but perhaps we can both essentially agree that only by democracy can we decide collectively what action should be taken?
Anything other than democracy might be similar to fascism with one sect, nation or group deciding that a political ideology is superior to other nations, religions or groups. In this respect your Islamism is fascist-like as you discount the value and validity of decisions by Western democratic governments. Admittedly western democracy is very imperfect, but it is far more responsive than leadership by theocracies like those in Tehran or the Roman Catholic Vatican. It is far superior to that in Russia where journalists are murdered when they're too effective in their criticism and other oppressive measure taken. Western democracy is at least based on freedom of speech and expression and all religions are treated equally. Treating people equally doesn't mean treating them the same. It means judging them by the same standards and applying the same rules to all. You try to raise your religion above others past and present. In reality, Islam is just one of these...
Your version of Islam looks consistent in some ways with Al-Q, Nazi and Zionist thinking. What the world needs is mutual respect for all people, religious or not and that means keeping religion out of politics.
We live in a democtratic Britain. One where we can vote for local councillors and MPs who look and act like us. But the higher you go in the hierarchy of British politics, you tend to find that most Lords, all Peers, members of the QC and the Clergy are all from the elite classes. Privately educated, oxbridge graduates with little or no understanding of the middle or working classes.
The two major parties act as lone mavericks and ignore the British public on issues like school and hospital closures. They ignore us on immigration issues, they ignore us on whether Britain should go to war. They ignore us on whether we should deport hate preachers.
Democracy does not work in the way it should. The govt will always be run bu upper class twits who are more interested in secruing a lordship than serving the people