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The real racists

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Submitted by Octavio Johanson (Italy), Jun 23, 2005 at 05:58

We often hear about racism and Islamophobia, but do we really know the meaning of these words? My guess is that we don't know exactly what these words really mean.

From your article about the Madrassah in Illionis, I learn that there are thousands who young Muslims students who are not integrated into mainstream American society.

This has happened because they have been allowed to segregate themselves from mainstream American society and live in a Muslim ghetto in Illinois.

It gets worse in liberal countries like Canada, not to mention my beloved Europe.

Liberals advocate multiculturalism and refuse to integrate Muslims into mainstream European society.

Even worse, European liberals use Muslim immigrants and hijack their cause, religion and idelas.

Liberals are the real racists, because they allow Muslim immigrants to segregate themselves from mainstream society and live in ghettos.

The Madrassah in Illinois is an example of this racism.

I don't support multiculturalism, because it is a form of cultural relativism.

I am a Protestant and I respect all humans as my brothers. I respect Muslms as brothers.

But I reject the idea that all cultures are morally equivalent and hold the Bible as the only truth.

Arguing that Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism are all equal is cultural relativism.
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