@hyp & @mrof4343 your debate is confirmed for Feb 1 at 21:00 PST (Feb 1, 07:00 Cairo time) . please both confirm by leaving a comment here and don't forget to share your link with friends in advance!
Confirmed and ready.
Dude's not from America, is he?
@girthyshore Egypt! :-)
This will be interesting!
@hyp you're debating the Champion of the last tournament...@mrof4343 you're debating someone who went through 2 revolutions back to back, to bring down a Dictator and an Islamist! :-) this is going to be super interesting
@yaz well that gives the other guy a huge disadvantage. I'm voting for @mrof4343 anyway, he was clearly much more composed.
I wouldn't call the US a true democracy nowadays, although it's a good example for the sake of the debate
@aidennn_tv Definitely not with Trump as President, brace for World War III
@aidennn_tv its still a democracy, but its revealing the ugly side of democracy now.
@hyp fair enough, I'll agree with that
@hyp really liked the definitions at the begining!
@lynnihendrix Thank you, i needed to make sure we have similar understanding of what we are about to debate.
@hyp great passion but you should let @mrof4343 speak
@rosa1465 i believe we both shared our time to elaborate our perspective responsibly with some minor interference :)
@hyp you were interrupting and going on long rants
Trump recently said that everyone would've been happier if we left Sadam and Iraq in peace. I think I agree with him, although Sadam was not an Islamist, he was a dictator who kept the region stable.
@dmuggy exactly! forcing regime changes and installing puppets has been a fundamental US policy for a very long time.. and the consequences are often catastrophic !
@chasuk Unfortunately, the word “Islamist” is often wrongly interpreted.We are not talking about radical Islamic terrorist groups, we’re not talking about AL Qaeda or ISIS here... those people are extreme fundamentalists and they don’t believe in elections or democracy.The Islamists in this case, are the successful Islamist parties that arrive to power in dialogue with the existing political order as well as with potential rivals. They play by the rules and they have the support of the people.I gave examples of that and discussed this point in the debate if you did watch it. We also discussed the opposite of that as to why dictators might be a better choice.Thank you for your opinion anyways.
@hyp: What would a democratically elected Islamist advocate?
@chasuk he would probably advocate for laws prescribed by islam in a democratic framework, and will probably a mediocre approach. Iran, Turkey, Malaysia are examples.I personally believe that it is unhealthy to mix politics with religion. Politics pollute religion.
@chasuk Two thumbs up on this question. Loaded question, but good question.
@hyp @mrof4343 this debate was awesome!
@faithandhope Thank you I'm glad you enjoyed it. My opponent was very sophisticated and flexible. I hope to engage in more future debates with him.