There is no reason for an Islamically inspired government to be xenophobic like that of Iran, nor medieval like that of Afghanistan. Islam is a great and varied civilisation, with many precedents on which to draw. There are eight major versions of Sharia law, each of them including many enlightened rulings. There is even a basis for democracy, for the Kharijites were advocating universal suffrage soon after the death of the Prophet and long before the idea resurfaced in Europe.
P J STEWART