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Ahmed, please don't twist my argument

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Submitted by Kurtlane (United States), Apr 9, 2008 at 23:15

I was not comparing religions. I was comparing the way people live today in the Middle East and in the West. No doubt, there are plenty of things to disagree with in Jewish scriptures, but how do these disagreeable things affect life today? Not a single rabbi in the world would sanction them. I reject them too. My point is, I can reject them, say it openly, and not fear having my head chopped off. Not so in the Middle East.

There are some groups in the West trying to impose their morality on everyone. But they lose. They try again and again, and lose all the time. In Saudi Arabia, they rule. That's the difference.

Even though you have twisted my argument, your answer is clear: what's good for the goose is not good for the gander. You don't accept universality of core human rights.

Thanks for making that clear.

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