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being treated the same doesn't mean they are the same.

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Submitted by Ted Belman (Canada), Sep 27, 2005 at 16:13

"Acting on the correct premise that Islam must be treated the same as other religions..."

Why is this a correct premise? While everyone is subject to the same law, they also must be judged by it. The law distinuishes good from bad, right from wrong and acceptable and not acceptable.

The law does not say that all religions are the same but that they are equal before the law.

If Sharia Law does not meet criteria set by the government and Jewish law does, that's all that matters in order to allow the latter and not the former.

Because it is unacceptable doesn't mean Jews should suffer.

Ted Belman
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