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Oath can be quite useful

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in response to reader comment: Concerned European, oath is useless

Submitted by Concerned European (Lithuania), Dec 11, 2006 at 08:47

First of all, if radical Muslims have an unpleasant choice, either to refuse to take the oath of loyalty and face consequences, or to take a false oath, this would certainly weaken and undermine their morale. Now they can proclaim their radical views arrogantly in public, in such way encouraging their followers, giving bad example to moderate Muslims(that to be immoderate pays more) and undermining the morale of the Western people. It would be differently if had to pretend that that they are "moderate". Secondly, such oath would give good instrument to call them to responsibility in both cases - whether they refuse to take the oath or whether they take oath, but continue in their bad ways.

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