Iraq's Future: Democracy, Theocracy or Both?

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Though the Bush administration speaks in sweeping terms about bringing the gift of democracy to Iraq, there is no doubt that Islam will play a role. There will be no such thing as separation of mosque and state in this fledgling democracy, and even US Civil Administrator Paul Bremer concedes that the constitution will include the concept of Islam as the state religion. Shiite Muslims, who comprise 70 percent of the Iraqi population and were persecuted by Saddam Hussein for 30 years, are more than ready to stake a claim on political power. What will that mean for the Kurds, the Sunni Muslims? Can they all unite to form a government? Guest host Judy Muller examines the role of Islam in the new Iraq with experts in international affairs and national defense, a former State Department policy planner, and a former exile now with one of the country's new secular parties.
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