According to this view, democracy is a product of western culture, and it cannot be applied to the Middle East which has a different cultural, religious, sociological and historical background.
Similarly, it is argued that the culture of Islam is incompatible with democracy. Basically, this conventional perspective of the Middle East thus contends that democracy in that region is neither possible nor even desirable
When there is no such thing as religious culture and moral education, serious social problems such as drug addiction and racism fill the gap.
But foremost, I do not subscribe to the view that Islamic culture and democracy cannot be reconciled.
If during their education our youths become alienated from their language, history, ancestors, culture and civilization, it means there is a very serious educational problem there.
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