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Submitted by robert a (United States), Aug 31, 2007 at 05:44

Jaime Glaznov in his 2/5/07 article on Political Islam determines, by statistical methods, the percents of political as opposed to religious verses in the Muslim Koran, Sura and Hadith. It turns out that about a third of the verses are religious or moral.

Muslims should be allowed to practice these verses under the Western concept of religious freedom. The political ones should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law under the Smith Act that was passed during the Cold War to undermine domestic communism. Many of those Islamic political verses advocate the overthrow of constitutional government and subversion of civil society. The Smith Act is still on the books. Let the lawyers get to work.

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