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What can we do to stop Islamism 2.0?

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Submitted by skyhigh555 (Japan), Dec 20, 2009 at 21:16

Islamism 2.0, accoring to your definition, attempts to win by non-violent means. Although Japan has no Islamic person in the Diet (Congress), it is totally possible that in the future, persons who belive in Islamism might be elected to the Diet. Yet, as long as they are elected according to law, there is no preventing them from being elected: This will be a discrimination based on religion, which Japanese Constitution bans.

Politicians should be judged by their political achievements, not by their religions. Islamism 2.0 should be accepted by non-Islam societies, and then voters should decide whether to support them or not, due to their abilities, not their religions. After all, Japan is a country in which people can believe in whatever religions they like.

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