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Next time an ignoramous on the Right or Left tells you about all Muslims

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Submitted by PezDispenser (Israel), Jul 21, 2017 at 09:01

Dr. Pipes,

Next time an ignoramous on the Right paints all of Islam and Muslims with one broad brushstroke, show him this:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/in-rotterdam-posters-of-jewish-man-and-muslim-woman-kissing-sparks-a-scandal/

"Initiated by a Muslim activist for women's rights, Shirin Musa, the posters are part of a municipal initiative in support of women, mostly Muslim, who face abuse if they choose spouses their communities disapprove of. Bearing the slogan "In the Netherlands, you choose your own partner," the posters were placed in bus stops and on signposts across Rotterdam. Supporters of the initiative also handed out fliers with the images on the streets."

And the next time an ignorant person on the Left paints an entire Islamic civilization and religion in rosy colors (and also neglects to address a suicidal loophole in Western democracy!), show them this quote from the same article:

"Tunahan Kuzu, a lawmaker in the Dutch parliament for the radical pro-Islam, pro-immigration party Denk, which in the March elections won three seats in the parliament's lower house, called the campaign "provocative, discriminating and patronizing." Several of the posters were vandalized, hateful rhetoric was directed at their supporters on social media and activists distributing campaign fliers reported threats of violence."

Overall, this article encapsulates one aspect of the "civil war" within the Muslim world. It is looking at the world as it really is. It also shows how Western democracy and freedom is used either positively or negatively by Muslims on opposing sides of the war.

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