Ömer Aslan did his BA at Bilkent University in political science. At the London School of Economics and Political Science he obtained his masters degree in International Relations. He is at the moment a 3rd year PhD student Bilkent Universitys political science department. Islam and nationalism nexus in Turkish and Arab nationalisms and civil-military relations are among the primary subjects of his research acitivities.
Is it possible and correct that Muslim-majority societies and Islam accept the concept of deliberative democracy which is acceptable in fully secular West European societies and U.S. where Christianity has almost no effect on political and social spheres given its transformation in centuries?
If being a majority will never give an edge and if the majority will not get any respect from the minority, as the liberal-leftist conception of democracy suggests, should we not start talking about the danger of minority dictatorship rather than tyranny of the majority?