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islamism is a criminal ideology

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Submitted by Floris Stein (Netherlands), Aug 31, 2007 at 06:17

How can we expect such a ban to pass first amendment tests, you ask? Well very simple: mohamedanism is an ideology which has for its aim the total submission of the world to its ideology. To achieve this aim it has in the past, is presently and will in future use gross violence against 'infidels', including mass murder (e.g. 60 to 70 million Hindus in India, for starters). The use of violence and (incitement to) mass murder are counter to everyone's right to live a peaceful life. The violence and (incitement to) mass murder is, furthermore, in contravention to criminal laws from all over the world.

The first amendment would be abused if used to protect these criminals in their quest to achieve their criminal aims. In short: the first amendment is not applicable in the case of mohamedanism.

From where I hail (Europe), our constitution guarantees freedom of religion, 'except for everyone's liability before the law'. This exception has been included specifically with the aim to prevent criminals from seeking and obtaining protection from prosecution on the grounds of freedom of religion. ...

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