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Nature vs. nurture

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Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), Jul 10, 2008 at 16:36

I guess it depends on your definition of racism, but I was trying in my post to briefly comment on the historical, cultural background and it's effect / explaination / justification yea or neigh regarding modern day Islam as compared to today's White Supremist movement.

You can't just take vast groups of people who have been absolutely divorced for generations opon generations from freedoms (religious, vocational, speech) by way of rulerships, governments, as well as their own religion, and expect "assimilation" into the West to seemlessly occur.

This DOES NOT justify or merit our "help"; rather, it would justify our looking closely at any potential threat. Bluntly put, to keep them from bringing crap that goes on in their countries into ours.

But there's the key - there's a history there, a background, culturally and religiously; Islam brings baggage with it.

White Supremists, as I stated in my post, do not have this excuse (with the exception of influence, perhaps generational, of other White Supremist idiots).

You "WillofGod", introduce the existence of the "black supremist". Yes, they are out there (we catch a glimps courtesy Rev. Wright; the Black Panthers of the seventies; the Nation of Islam). Oddly, you can compare the two - Islamism and black supremism - both become a problem - increasingly problematic - as they are indulged. While Islam has this thousand-year old cultural lack of freedom, "black supremism" and the "black cause" have the Liberal Democrats. Both are a hindrance.

Martin Luther King - "I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

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Title Commenter Date Thread
The Hypocrisy of "white supremists" [465 words]jennifer solisNov 5, 2007 18:35113155
I'm against all racism [228 words]WillofGodJul 8, 2008 19:36113155
Nature vs. nurture [273 words]jennifer solisJul 10, 2008 16:36113155
Black Supremists [203 words]WillofGodJul 10, 2008 20:02113155
Islam IS NOT the same as NOI [295 words]jennifer solisJul 11, 2008 17:54113155
Which doctrine is closest to Christianity? [207 words]WillofGodJul 16, 2008 19:46113155
Islam & NOI [196 words]WillofGodJul 16, 2008 20:19113155
The Bible is the doctrine of Christianity [275 words]jennifer solisJul 23, 2008 16:43113155

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