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Islam is a way of life

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Submitted by Joe six-pack (United States), Aug 24, 2008 at 12:17

Islam is far more than a religion. It is a way of life. This way of life is very rigid. This makes it difficult for those who are raised in this style of life to accept other ways of living. Islam also has mechanisms to encourage and force expansion upon others. The penalty for leaving is death, so adapting Islam is a one-way street.

People do find comfort in having a few, straightforward options. It would be difficult to accept alternatives if you are comfortable with such a limited set of options. In contrast, we have been brought up to look for alternatives and actually have many to choose from. This would seem repulsive to many who are comfortable with a very rigid lifestyle. No wonder they have trouble assimilating. This is going to be a very long war. Most likely, the conflict will become far larger and more widespread than it is today.

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