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Submitted by Aaron (United Kingdom), Jan 12, 2007 at 18:58

indeed anyone who pays taxes in a democratic society has the right to the provision of services by the government who accept those taxes. The fact that Muslims should be granted the opportunity to use the opportunity to use municipal facilities according to their needs should not be considered to be different to say a swimming club having the specified time to use the facilities or perhaps a specified time for pregnant women to perform water aerobics. The issue is simply one of need within a plural society. The alternative is the sort of fascist or perhaps Robespiereesque state that would be anachronistic in a post enlightenment world.

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