Recent experiences in the Middle East suggest that Muslim societies may not be ready for democracy. It might be best to introduce them to the modern world more gradually. First, let’s see if they can adjust to escalators:
Okay, so escalators are premature. But the Directorate of Religious Affairs for Turkey did recently issue a fatwa making it permissible to use toilet paper, so progress is being made.
Via Bare Naked Islam, on a tip from Rob E.