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Islam doesn't fit into the New World Order

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Submitted by Wallace Edward Brand (United States), Oct 7, 2012 at 18:12

We had thought, after the new world order established by the Treaty of Westphalia, that we could now have two or more nations co-exist with different religions. See, Charles Hill's "Trial of a Thousand Years".

After that Treaty one could leave the choice of religions to the sovereign of each state (or he could let each of his subjects decide as came about first in France). Initially this extended only to two or three religions, then many more including atheism (Soviet Union) and Judaism (Israel) . But Islam doesn't fit into this New World Order where Islam demands inroads into the monopoly of force in each sovereign state to punish those who criticize Islam or Mohammed. So this is not the usual problem in the new world order where differences between sovereign nations can be solved by diplomacy. What is the solution? Maybe force is the only answer. I can't think of any other.

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