Monday, March 19, 2007

africa's muslim democracies

Here is a pop quiz for all the fans of international relations: On which continent are the most majority-Muslim population electoral democracies located? The first answer to everyone’s mind is often Asia. This is natural since Islam and Asia are intimately linked in most minds. It would seem that everyone knows about Turkey. Insightful observers also know about Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Indonesia as well. Europe has one: Albania. Iraq and Afghanistan are too tentative to be called real democracies. The answer is Africa with six electoral democracies in Senegal, Mali, Niger, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, and Djibouti.

For the rest of the article see Black Electorate: Africa's Muslim Democracies by Benjamin Bouchet

4 comments:

musulmana said...

Asslamu Aleikum wa Rahmatulahi wa Barakathu,

Are you aware that you are linked as a blog of interest to an apostate's blog?

Abdul-Halim V. said...

wa alaikum salaam wa rahmatulahi wa barakatu,

no i didn't know this.

Although I would hope that the content is "of interest" to both Muslims and non-Muslims.

muslimahlocs said...

asa. i am not sure that gambians would consider jammeh's rule a "democracy" but thanks for the statistics.

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