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You completely missed the point of my comments, Canadian Muslim

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Submitted by CanadianChris (Canada), Apr 6, 2009 at 13:54

The fact that protesters are free enough to hold signs which promote extreme hatred and violence, and face nothing more than legal implications of inciting hatred, is an example of the kind of freedom which must protected from any form of religious fundamentalism.

Under an Islamic state, public criticism of Islam would not be tolerated, and the offender could face bodily harm for his actions, but under a free state, Islamists find a foothold to promote the ugliest form of protest and the observers are free to object to the protest. My own thoughts are that any promotion of hatred should be considered a legal infraction, and the punishment should fit the severity of the hate being promoted. If a person simply wants to use derogatory slang, then the punishment should not be the same as those who are actively seeking the destruction or persecution of entire people groups through the use of violence.

As with most discussions with Islamic fundamentalists, the point of the discussion gets lost in accusations of abuse and discrimination. There is a futility in discussing progress with any religious fundamentalist. Most religions see themselves as the source of healing for the world, and I see that religion is an enormous source of discord in the world. Any effective government which will take us into the future, needs to be guided by the internal morality which religion affords, but that same religion must be resisted as a formal component of politics, because if even ONE religion is given preference over another in government policy, the cohesiveness of that government and country will be at risk. Therefore, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, etc, must be resisted as policy makers of a healthy government, and reason and common goals for the future must be faced without superstition.

The road to the future will not be found by looking to the past to find motivation for retaliation. A human rights abuse against any people group, should not be the impetus for the exchange of continued rights abuses in the future. In other words, we will not find a bright future by taking turns at being abusive to each other. Revenge will be the path to our destruction, and reason will be the path to our future. Reason that is allowed to stand above religious sectarianism.


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This is a beautiful example of why Islam cannot be allowed to achieve its goals. [361 words]CanadianChrisJan 29, 2009 16:13149472
this is why Islam in the West will achieve its goals [434 words]canadian muslimFeb 15, 2009 10:00149472
You completely missed the point of my comments, Canadian Muslim [384 words]CanadianChrisApr 6, 2009 13:54149472
the right to armed resistance? [149 words]Daniel NewcombeJan 22, 2009 17:38148771
You're taking this out of context/exaggerating beyond reality [73 words]PDMJan 21, 2009 03:11148623
I guess CAIR's comments can appear "amusing" on the one hand, but ... [171 words]kmanJan 20, 2009 23:22148595
Those who carry the banners of murderers on U.S. soil should beware! [144 words]US VeteranJan 20, 2009 21:24148578
Finsbury Park Mosque and their "Magnificent 19" [142 words]EdwardJan 20, 2009 10:29148511
Muslims are blatantly Anti-semetic [123 words]Ms. AnneJan 20, 2009 07:35148503
I wish like you, "Mz Anne", that "right speak" prevailed ... [129 words]kmanJan 20, 2009 23:35148503
CAIR [232 words]SusanJan 19, 2009 14:11148429
There aren't near enough psychiatrists, "Susan" [151 words]kmanJan 20, 2009 23:53148429
The 9/11 dancers are marching again? [12 words]RomanJan 19, 2009 13:00148426
And,"Roman", it has acceptance from the politically correct. [5 words]kmanJan 20, 2009 23:55148426
Islamicizing the USA [390 words]DeianiraJan 19, 2009 12:57148425
questionable [147 words]ravin blackJan 19, 2009 23:05148425
Who Is Monitoring Chicago? [104 words]Israeli Ex-ChicagoanJan 19, 2009 12:20148422
"Yes we can" -- Phrase borrowed from Obamites. [78 words]M.D'SouzaJan 19, 2009 11:58148421
CAIR AND AMERICAN FRIENDS SEVICE COMMITTEE [23 words]Hans GuggenheimJan 19, 2009 10:58148418
Same Stuff, Different Day [87 words]Jinn 'n' TonicJan 19, 2009 10:58148417
Missed the point [39 words]Ted S.Jan 19, 2009 09:35148413
And the islamic SS? [34 words]Francesco MangasciàJan 19, 2009 09:23148412
anti-Jewish sentiment tends to run deep [80 words]Kerry L. WinnJan 19, 2009 08:48148409
monotheism and israel [271 words]a hindu (a pagan and idolater)Jan 20, 2009 13:49148409
Hindu [517 words]Kerry L. WinnJan 20, 2009 21:24148409

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