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re Soda Jerk - one solution

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Submitted by myth (Germany), Nov 26, 2009 at 05:59

Dr Pipes as a true scholar will not easily come up with an easy solution. For us it all comes down to expressing clearly our views to the people we meet should the occasion arrise. Here's a story: There was a discussion between two people I know one from Indonesia(christian), one from Turkmenistan(muslim) about what is radical islam. I said radicals want sharia law.

The man from Turkmenistan wanted to know how we deal with this in Germany. My response: here you are german first and you are free to be anything else second. As for people who want sharia law we have "Heckler and Koch". Came the question "what is Heckler and Koch?" My answer: "they make automatic rifles.". So here's my advice, speak out clearly, give it a sharp point. On the other hand do not fail to show sympathy about aspects of muslim culture that you like. I for example am impressed with the hospitality of people. Do both!

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