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Submitted by csy (United States), Aug 25, 2010 at 02:43

Ghulam said: "The western civilization is sure to accept better ideas from Islamic ideologies in a natural process of interaction of ideas."

So what are these "better ideas from Islamic ideologies" that you see lacking in western civilization? What "ideas of justice and fairplay" are found in Islam that are not already found in the West?

Given the unabashed censorship, restrictions on non-Muslim proselytizing, limits on building non-Muslim worship facilities, rules against non-Muslims entering various mosques, penalties for apostasy, suppression of criticism on the Quran/Muhammad/etc, and strict enforcement of dress codes that's common in most Muslim countries (and all of which are hardly found in the West), I'm not convinced that it's the West that's doing the "barricading"....

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