It’s about democracy dear. Pluralism etc are jargons which make for impressive writing and interesting reading.Earlier I might have had some doubts. However, after invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan by the Gang (of democratic countries) against the will of their peoples, I have understood the true nature of democracy as practiced in the West. And with the disregard shown by professional and hereditary politicians of India to the people of India on the issues of corruption, no further questions need be asked about the present state of democracy in the world.
There is similarly no guarantee that Muslims may be able to establish true democracy in their countries. Rather there is a guarantee that if democratic Muslim leaders continue to copy the Western themes of greed, grandeur, exhibitionism, indiscriminate sex, consumerism, profit chasing, and corrupt dealings (All anathema to Islam), then the Muslim democracies will be almost as exactly anti-people. The only course left for the masses to test their leaders’ mettle is on the anvil of Islamic values.
The day masses learn to challenge their leaders to pass this agni-pariksha of Islam or else vanish as the representatives of the Satan, that day chance of a better democracy is possible where the will of the masses will prevail not only on national issues but on international issues as well. Sounds idealistic isn’t it? However, this is the only ideal that exists for the masses of the world today.