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Concurrence concerning nature of Islam

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Submitted by Edward Cline (United States), Aug 29, 2010 at 20:37

Rajeev: Thank you for your concurrence with me on the nature of Islam. One phrase of yours struck me, "God-given constitution," which reminded me of conservative TV host Glenn Beck's speech at the Washington D.C. rally on the 28th, in which he asserted that Americans must "return to God" to reclaim the country from the current administration's destructive policies (and by implication, as protection against Islam). I cannot imagine a more disastrous alternative, but many conservatives aver that our rights and liberties are literally "God-given," when to the Founders those rights were rooted in man's nature.

I mention this because they are setting up a conflict between two religions, the Christian (or Jewish) God versus the Islamic one, a conflict in which reason is completely absent and which does not bode well for the future of this country, if such conservatives win control of the federal government. .

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