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Middle East: Muslims: Secularism or Fundamentalism?

Tuesday 10 January 2012, by siawi3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QayfqloOfA&feature=related

This is a fierce debate between a secularist and an Islamist on the future of Muslim societies on Al Jazeera in October 2007. The secularist argues that Muslim societies must adopt Western-style secularism and progressive mindset in order to catch up with the West. He explains how Islamism has failed over the past several hundred years and its retention will only serve to perpetuate poverty, misery, and totalitarianism among Muslims.