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Submitted by trans-parere (Canada), Feb 13, 2008 at 00:17

No one in 1930's Germany believed that their laws, their beliefs, their lives would be so utterly changed, and that they themselves would do the changing, morphing over time, giving up a little here and a little there, compromising in the hope that they themselves would be saved to continue as before. Because they were decent, law abiding, religious people who meant no one any harm. So NAZI fascism grew unchallenged.

In Europe, in Britain, in the United States, in Australia, and in Canada, there are decent, law abiding, religious people who mean no harm in their encouragement of the expression of Islam. They've been told Islam is a religion and as of yet have not personally paid the price of their convictions based on ignorance. Ignorance is bliss and a great many people will sacrifice the truth if it will allow them to maintain that blissful ignorance. Post world war 2 Germans said, " We never knew".

And those people, soldiers who fought for democracy in the war of the Fascist could not believe. It just didn't seem reasonable. In this, the instituting of Islamic laws into democracy is no different. Those who don't think they will be affected, and there are a great many, will compromise. And as the percentage of Islamist increases with in that society, so will the number of laws change to accommodate Islamic beliefs and law. And the majority of people will allow it to progress a little here and a little there......

And they too will say, "We never knew". And the people, the soldiers who take up the battle for democracy will not believe such a thing could go unnoticed. The question becomes, how long will the people abide the infection and the insidious destruction of their society. If the cultural history of Islam is any guide, once Islam takes root it's goodbye human development and growth and hello intellectual stagnation and developmental lethargy.

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