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Denial is a river in Egypt, Sarah

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Submitted by JustMe (United States), Mar 23, 2006 at 11:14

It's no wonder nothing will change on the part of Muslims. They deny the existence of any problem, as Sarah is sarcastically doing. Therefore, they will not even attempt to come up with a solution. They won't dare question where the root of this violent way of thinking is coming from because they themselves are in fear of what Allah or their Muslim peers would do to them. Don't you dare think for yourselves, seems to be the mantra of this religion.

You don't even know the meaning of the word sincere. While making light of what's going on in Denmark, you only know how to point your finger at the government's inability and the people's inability to solve the problem you see as imaginary.

What you're doing is called enabling. It's a term used by people who work in drug and alcohol recovery programs. An enabler actually makes the problem worse because they first deny the existence of the problem, and when they finally admit there's a problem, they coddle or baby the substance abuser and make excuses for their actions to the point of preventing recovery.

In fact, the enabler usually ends up more messed up than the drug user or alcoholic in the end. They become codependent. It's rarely a conscious choice, but in trying to protect themselves, their partner, or their children from embarrassment (or worse), a codependent will deny, cover-up, excuse, even lie about the extent of the problem.
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