Via Moacir and thanks to the SMU digital collection, A Pocket Guide to Egypt, 1943.
Democracy is a free, open way of life that is threatened by a system of oppression. That’s why we’re in this war.
Democracy is built on the right of free choice – the right of man to worship God in his own manner. Respect the Moslem’s right to do exactly that; don’t do anything that he thinks defiles his religion or his temples.
Democracy believes in people seeking happiness through their own way of life, with their own customs – not forcing them to adopt the system of life of a stronger nation. Respect the Egyptian’s customs as outlined in this book.
Democracy doesn’t believe in the “super-race” idea. But our beliefs will be judged by what we do.
So let me be clear: no system of government can or should be imposed upon one nation by any other.
That does not lessen my commitment, however, to governments that reflect the will of the people. Each nation gives life to this principle in its own way, grounded in the traditions of its own people. America does not presume to know what is best for everyone, just as we would not presume to pick the outcome of a peaceful election. —
President Obama, Cairo Speech.
Do not even get a Moslem to touchpigskin leather, or any pobject that has touched a pig or pork. (Note, if you think this is a joke, remember hundreds of white women and children died because of such a belief. See history books on the Indian Mutiny and “greased cartridges.”)
Also, relevant: Iran.