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Submitted by Romesh Chander (United States), Aug 31, 2007 at 19:02

You write "Banning Islam is not valid and not at all possible..Since west is having good terms with most of the middle east nations..doing business with muslims and having trade in most populous muslim countries..they are unable to go to that extreme".

What trade!! Only thing Middle East has is Oil; the rest accounts for little or nothing. Well, they have to sell oil somewhere to earn their living. Oil is a fungible commodity. You buy gasoline, there is no stamp "Made in Saudi Arabia". So, oil goes to whosoever needs it and can pay for it. So, Oil Threat is meaningless; and PetroSheikdoms know it. Rest of the trade accounts for very little that we will be very happy to lose it.

Good terms with the middle eastern nations!! Ha, Ha!! We invaded Iraq and ready to bomb Iran. That is how US maintains good relations with the middle eastern countries. So far, no muslim country has opposed the US for invading Iraq.

Banning Islam requires political courage. Well, we can start movement and will elect only those representatives who will be ready to ban Islam in US.

'Western Democracies' can be quite vicious, if they choose to; just ask the natives and slaves. Do you know how Jews were literally banned from coming to US? It was the immigration quotas of 1924 which allowed people essentially from Western Europe. Well, most of the Jews lived in Eastern Europe (Poland and Hungary), and USSR; thus they could not qualify for immigration. That is how jewish immigration was limited by law.

Western democracies are quite crafty. And they can be quite crafty in Banning Islam, if they choose to do so and set their minds on it.

Would you like US to try it?

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