If Muslims in African countries where they form significant populations had to adopt sharia law, where are they most likely to go for it?
In Somalia, Mauritania, Algeria and Morocco, Muslims make up 99-100% of the population; in Congo Rep., South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia, they are less than 2%, and split almost evenly in at least six other countries.
A table of the number of public holidays per country turns out to be a tentative measure of religious tolerance in Africa. Christian-dominated nations are generous in giving Muslim holidays, Muslim-dominated ones, not so much.
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Religion (Islam) cannot be the reason why there are no Arab democracies. Perhaps the desert slows down the flow of enlightened ideas – and camels build a character of patience that autocrats are adept at exploiting.