, Bin Laden cant speak in the name of the muslim world.
If I had to resume the situation, I would say that in the Muslim countries everybody shuts his mouth... You speak about politics, you better not speak about important issues. Because if you ask for real democracy, if you ask to fight corruption, you get silenced, murdered, tortured etc...
So who opens it? Well, it's the extremists. And among the extremists, there is a minority that supports terrorism.
If we started today to support real democracy. By pressuring the ruling elites over there (let's be honest, we got them by the balls) to let their opposing political parties to speak and maybe take power.
We will see some new groups coming out of dark areas. Moderate Muslims etc... And even religious extremists, who are opposed to our values, but opposed to terrorism in the name of their religious values. Yes, they do exist.
These terrorists you fear so much will be overwhelmed. Right now, we silenced all the religious voices in these areas. So the only who dare to speak are the extremists... We can sink them easily, they are a minority and ridiculously small one.
We will then have allies who know very well our enemies to fight them. dont forget that all the losses we had because of terrorism is a joke next to the losses the Muslim had from terrorism. We started to count the 9/11. Ask Algeria about terrorism... They know their stuff.
We dont know anything about the Muslim world... And we are too arrogant to learn fast enough. Ben Laden is a joke...
, my dear friend, democracy is a huge idea. It can find some room, and even in hardcore Islamic countries it can find some room.
We have all over the world Muslim scholars who say that democracy is compatible with their religious beliefs.
And it's not a new concept for them neither... The Muslims use the "Shura" model since the beginning. It's some kind of council of elders/specialists. Like a parliament. And they have voting and naming of their emirs (local presidents with oral mandates) since the beginning...
Those who say that we cant export democracy everywhere are wrong... Just that they are a little "backward" and that they forgot about their own principles. These countries are in a political lethargy for centuries now...
i'm not a military expert, but I can find my way in indigenous politics... And I can assure you that it's possible to build a working and real democracy in Muslim countries just by using their own laws and rules.
The problem is that when we export democracy, we do it the wrong way... And they cant accept it. And we understand easily why when we remember the colonial era.