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Submitted by Tina (United States), Nov 11, 2006 at 20:37

When society B imitates society A, what is created is not society A but B's view of society A, which is why communist countries that turn capitalist are ruthless without safety nets nor ethics because society B was not aware of those when it looked at society A. That is why China is the way it is.

Wafa has said that Islam has to be transformed not reformed. We can't impose transformation on a religion. We can't even impose reformation. And don't forget the Left. When the Bush administraiton tried having radio announcers giving a different viewpoint on radio in iraq, the Leftists whined "can you imagine what the Bush administration is doing now?!!". We need to get over stopping an activity just because the Left is whining.

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