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Submitted by obilic (United States), Aug 29, 2007 at 21:22

Since Islam does not recognize separation of church and state like Christianity does, it is then logical to end tax free status for mosques and other Islamic organizations in the United States. The goal of Islam is unabashedly political in nature and not covered by protections the establishment clause in the 1st amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Despite the efforts of wacky far right Christians, the reality is that Christianity stems from a fellow who said, "Render unto Caesar those things that are Caesar's and unto God those things that are God's'. Now that is about an explicit recommendation for church-state separation as one can find anywhere. Perhaps folks like James Dobson would be more philosophically consistent if they switched to Islam. Now that's a thought.

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