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Submitted by stanley b (United States), Jun 2, 2012 at 18:02

While I agree that religion has no place in government or politics in any capacity, in reality it infiltrates many political issues. There is really no way to stop it, for example the Obama healthcare mandating birth control for Catholic establishments. The truth is, it is a volatile subject and there will always be friction, but I do believe that there is a distinction between Islam and other more benign religions. Yes, they were not always benign, but they are now (unless you are an ardent religious person who believes that abortion is murder).

Islam has a tendency to cause murder, honor killing, mutilation, and other sordid crimes in the name of Islamic law. It is incompatible with democratic countries and the constant command to convert and conquer with active proselytizing is unacceptable in a modern day western world.

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