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Submitted by Rajah (India), Oct 26, 2006 at 01:22

I see these burqa wars as another aspect of the confrontation of religious ideology with secular ideology. Eventually, and indisputably, modern humanity shall triumph over medieval divinity. The challenge of mankind at present amidst these emotive excesses surrounding these encounters is to avoid as much bloodshed and bitterness as possible. Can we do it? I've also noticed that these encounters are recently generating a horrific distortion of language and meaning as evidenced in the spiralling coarsening of rhetoric on both sides of the divide and spouting of sanctimonious platitudes in between. These extremities of language that manifest these encounters are clear evidence of absence of a clear understanding of how to reach the inevitable with the least absence of bloodshed.

For the sober and civil, there is only one impotent response: a heavy sigh.

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