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By Fareed Zakaria, TIME

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Fareed, indeed the reasons why democracy deficit varies from country to country in the Canada Goose Parka Middle East might have to do with history. Some countries were part of the Ottoman Empire, while others were under the influence of the Wahhibis. Yes, Malaysia and Indonesia are the only two Muslim countries in Southeast Asia. Malaysia became Muslim because it belonged to the Kingdom of canada goose Aceh of Sumatra in the 17th century. Indonesia was islamised in the 13th century by merchants from the Subindian Continent.

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