The true power of a religion is its morality. The power of the state is force. The two are mutually incompatible. Religious leaders who opt for political power violate their moral principles. Rabbi, Imam, Ayatollah, fundamentalist Christian - no difference. Power corrupts; and a religious political party is, by definition, an oxomoron.
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