Lol, you’re blabbering and reaching. Trying to put words in my mouth. I have a definition of political Islam that it separate from this. That I believe that Pakistan should be an Islamic republic does not mean I support everyone else who does or even that I support dictators who push for their interpretation of whatever. Does not matter to me. I don’t say we should be an Islamic republic because of Zia- I say we should be an Islamic republic because of Jinnah and Iqbal. If you have a problem with that, take it up with them. Also feel free to revoke the objectives resolution or campaign against it.You won't be the first genius to define this:
... and then realize that calling it Political Islam means you get to do everything the same, with the might of the State enforcing such whims, plus as a bonus, call anyone objecting to your shenanigans as being against Islam itself, to be flogged in public at your pleasure, for some light entertainment. Please meet the Great Mustachioed Satan General Zia. You may like him.
I hope you can grasp that elegantly simple ONE concept.
Exactly. It doesn’t mean what you think. Secularism has different meanings. There is the French laicite and then there is American secularism. I am only interested in American secularism- and the American political experience starts its very first document by talking about a Creator and specifying His sacred rights for humans. How secular does that sound?BTW, equally curiously, there is something called separation of church and State in the US Constitution. You may have heard of it, I can only presume so. I wonder what that could mean?
Also, American secularism, separation of church and state, only means that the state will not influence the church, not that the church will not influence the state. Some argue that this idea of “secularism” started with the Abbasids after their experience of the mihna against Ahmad ibn Hanbal. A Muslim experience.
So frankly, I don’t know how read up on this you are. But don’t care either I guess. I am happy to correct you where needed.
Also to be clear, because it seems this may go over your head, me explaining what I believe about American secularism does not mean I believe this should apply to Pakistan. Just that portions of American law and foundational laws are based on Islam