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Submitted by Jose Carlos (United States), Mar 1, 2012 at 12:37

Respecting their religious "practices and beliefs" is all well and good, but typically Islamists and even "moderate Muslims" do not tolerate any comments or criticism of their faith, prophet or book, in the West. Their attitude is we have to respect them, but they do not have to respect us in return.

Several countries have succumbed to this intolerance to the point where freedom of speech no longer applies due to slander suits, etc; case in point: Canada, UK, France, etc. Will the US be next? CAIR would like to think so, and are working very hard to establish Sharia in our cities, as well as to roll back freedom of speech and the press, if it "insults Islam or their prophet". Look at the incident in Canada, with the pastor being searched while women in headscarves were ushered without even a comment.

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