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JS, the Ultra Right-Wing and Sharia Law

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Submitted by Octavio Johanson (Italy), Nov 21, 2006 at 17:28

You despize the Ultra-Right, and so do I. They are violent, hateful, bigoted and biased. But then, you mention the fact that Sharia Law is being introduced to some Candadian provinces. I have been to Canada and it is such a nice country. Do you want to be ruled by Sharia? Clearly not.

Let us try this exercise together. "Sharia Law is bad for a western country"; "the Ultra-Right agrees with the fact that Sharia Law is bad for a western country"; "The Ultra-Right is nasty"; "therefore, Sharia Law is good for a western country". This way of reasoning makes no sense. If something is true, you cannot disprove it, just by saying that "The Ultra- Right agrees with that".

It is the same for the Muslim veil. I don't care if the Ultra Right agrees with me on the issue of the Muslim veil. Something is either right or wrong, true or false, good or bad, moral or immoral. If I say that Muslim customs are not compatible with western societies, if I say that Muslim immigrants have a harder time integrating than others, that the Muslim veil cannot be adopted in a western country, it does not matter if the Ultra Right agrees with me.

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