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^ Only people far more qualified than me should attempt anything like that. Way out of my league. They would have to approach me, in private, away from work and I would be happy to have a discussion, but preach at them with a goal of conversion? NO.
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In Morocco, Muslims, Christians, and Jew's have coexisted peacefully for hundreds of years.
While definitely not a Democracy (perhaps thankfully so), it's IMO preferable to the Algerian mess.
The mention of Bahrain could be important. The Countries independence from Persia was only in 1783, and a Shia majority is ruled by a Sunni minority.
A 1981 cleric led Shia coup to establish a Islamic Country Republic failed, but Iran has never completely relinquished claim to Bahrain.
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In Morocco, Muslims, Christians, and Jew's have coexisted peacefully for hundreds of years.
While definitely not a Democracy (perhaps thankfully so), it's IMO preferable to the Algerian mess.
The mention of Bahrain could be important. The Countries independence from Persia was only in 1783, and a Shia majority is ruled by a Sunni minority.
A 1981 cleric led Shia coup to establish a Islamic Country Republic failed, but Iran has never completely relinquished claim to Bahrain.
100% and Algeria claims to be a democracy
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Isn't the Moroccan royal family claiming lineage to the Islamic Prophet?

They can claim whatever they wish. I can claim the same and no-one can prove me wrong, I guess. BTW, Abu Lahab was Mohammed's uncle and he reserved a big place in Jahannam. The very same Prophet they claim lineage to said "من بطّأ به عمله , لم يسرع به نسبه". Too eloquent for me to translate but it roughly means that it's all up to one's deeds, not one's lineage.

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Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour loved Morocco to the point that they used Avis Rent-A-Camel to cruise it. On the other hand, John Hall was always fighting in Iran.
They seem very different. I particularly like Iran better because is farther away from home.
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100% and Algeria claims to be a democracy
Interesting how Islamic clergy will vociferously campaign for free elections, only to swiftly revoke the freedom should they have won.
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^ Only people far more qualified than me should attempt anything like that. Way out of my league. They would have to approach me, in private, away from work and I would be happy to have a discussion, but preach at them with a goal of conversion? NO.
Actually, all you need is a simple man like the Egyptian Mohammed in Yusuf Estes story:

Welcome Back To Islam - Yusuf Estes
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Interesting how Islamic clergy will vociferously campaign for free elections, only to swiftly revoke the freedom should they have won.
Actually the military fucked it up too; blame is wider than what we are led to believe.
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