"I would rather have a secular state, similar to the West, than a religious state where none of the above is practiced..."
This is so true. The kind of religious state the traditionalists have in view (sor of like Saudi, Iran and Taliban), makes people think twice!! And yet Egypt seems getting close to having one, Mali rebels want one, Boko Haram and Yemen Al Qaida also are fighting for it. It is suspected that Syrian salafis want one too!!