Jordan Peterson States the Obvious: No Example in Muslim World of Successful Democracy

In a recent interview in Hungary Jordan Peterson claimed there is no example in the Muslim world of a successful democracy.

Via Sputnik News:

Canadian clinical psychologist and public thinker Jordan Peterson has cast doubt on Islam’s compatibility with democratic society.

“It is not clear to me that Islam would be compatible with democracy,” he said in an interview with Hungarian newspaper Magyar Nemzet. “We have no evidence that it would be.”

He said he’d failed to observe a “positive example of a successful, independent Muslim democracy”, also invoking Muslim countries’ generally weak record on freedom and corruption in international rankings.

“So there is a fundamental problem that is unfortunately not allowed to be discussed,” Jordan Peterson was quoted as saying.

Jordan Peterson spoke about Islam and the modern world last year.


Peterson argues there is no differentiation of church and state in the Muslim world. The number of Islamic democracies is finite, adding that, “Turkey is not doing so well on the democratic front.”

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