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Infidel in utopia

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Submitted by trans-parere (Canada), Oct 9, 2006 at 05:00

Dear Infidel

Thank you for your question on utopia and religion.
First, on the subject of utopia. Like many I believe that a utopian ideal is dreaming with ones eyes open, and while not an actual or social reality, it does give one something to shoot at besides his fellow man.

Second, where does the question refer to my post to Palli.?
Any fool can make war. It is one of the basest of all human expression but, thinking beyond the clash of two distinct ideologies requires more than who can out produce in lives and ammunitions. It isn't the lack of weapons in France and Britain that has encouraged Islamic violence and created no go zones for which these governments have capitulated the right to administer their sovereignty.

The governments of France and Britain have rather chosen to not enforce their social responsibilities in the hopes that by steping down in the face of Islamic violence peace will return to the land. What's a couple of square miles of ghettoized violent Islamic radicalism to France or Britain. It's contained. Right?

My view is to step in hard and fast, not with anti-Islamic rhetoric or promoting hatred or violent reaction from non-Muslims but, with law. Not supraliberalism, not authoritarian excess and reduction of civil liberty. Law. Clean, concise, nonprejudicial law in the re-enforcement of democracy.

Poor Robert Redeker of France. He writes an article on Islam and the free world, his opinion, and his right as a protected freedom under law in democracy. Islamist issue a fatwa of sentence of death because they don't like Robert saying Islam is a violent religion. If you go to France and ask at the university where Redeker taught, or the newspaper where he worked, or ask the police about his well being, or ask the French government if they are aware of Robert Redekers plight....all you will hear in answer is Robert who? Robert Redeker, his wife, his children, are on the run and in hiding because their government and institutions have capitulated in the face of Islamic terror.
Now I ask you again. Do you think this is down to a lack of weapons at the disposal of the French government or the lack of will to enforce the principles of democracy and the rule of law.?

BTW the word Infidel doesn't just refer to an unbeliever, one who is against Christianity. That's right. It's not an Arabic word. It's root comes from the latin "being unfaithful". It conceptually transcends religion.

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