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Submitted by Romesh Chander (United States), Sep 1, 2007 at 14:54

You write " What you are advocating is akin to the Nazi policy against the Jews or the Aparthied that was practiced in South Africa, the annihilation of the Red Indians or the Shuddi and Sangathan that was practiced by the RSS.You stopped short of concentration camps and gas chambers. You can't do things like that in a Democracy or is it your version of democracy? What was done during the colonial era was not democracy.That was colonialism.".

Well, Fazal, if you read my other posts on this forum, I explain clearly that 'Democracies' can be quite vicious when challenged and threatened; I am not going to repeat it here. Read the history of USA.

By banning Islam, decertifying Islam, and denying muslims all the banking facilities, and terminating their taxi-driver licenses and other jobs, US can make muslims starve. No, we don't need concentration camps; just some tough-love. When they starve to death, just bury them. OR they can convert to an old religion (Wicca) or just leave (and leave quickly).

You also write "Consider if you will, The Muslims have as much right to this world as you have or anyone else has.But worst of all, you have the temerity to call India the worlds largest democracy where caste system prevails todate. Is that religion, and if it is, then what type of religion or democracy is that?".

Well, FAZAL, we are not talking about the world, only USA which is a State-Nation. The rights are given by the state-nation and can be withdrawn by the state-nation. And by banning Islam, US will be withdrawing a right which was given once. No, Muslims don't have any right to live in USA and neither has the British any right to live in USA. Who has any rights? It is determined by the polity of the time; Currently, the power structure is in the hands of people of European origin. Just ask the Japanese what happended to their rights during WW2.

Now show me in which post I said that India is the largest democracy? No, I don't sing songs of Indian democracy, nor do I sing any songs of US democracy. I am a realist . Stop putting words in my mouth.

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