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Submitted by Trans-parere (Canada), Apr 3, 2008 at 21:06

I don't believe that Islam in itself is inherently evil since it is a system created by man. All systems can adapt to changing times and social progression. The argument is quite similar to blaming guns for the high murder rate in the U.S. and then hearing the ready cry from the N.R.A. that it is not guns that kill people but, people who kill people. Same with Islam. It is not the institution that is radicalised but rather individuals who chose to interpret the Koran in a way that allows them the most leverage to manipulate a minority of disgruntled and confused people willing to engage in criminal activity. Just as it isn't Christianity that has a embarrassing proclivity for little boys but, a minority of troubled individuals who happen to be Priest.

Sharia is another matter and needs, by every democratic country, to be held apart from the religion of Islam and explored with regard to democratic principles, the rule of law, and the rights of the individual. Many people are quick to say that it can not be done, that Sharia cannot be separated out from Islam but, that is patently untrue, for some Moslem countries do not practice Sharia and therefore it is not an established and resolute constant necessary for the practice of Islam as a faith.

I read an interesting definition of "super-liberal". - A condition who's main symptom is bending over backwards to be straighter than vertical.
It is, in my opinion, these individuals who are the leading cause of any 'Islamification'. These people actually encourage the attacks on the established institutions of their individual nations.

Most Moslems are law abiding and want to live peacefully and accepted lives in their adopted countries. There is no argument that they {Muslim communities} do have their own Muslim 'power mongers' who are ready and willing to push their cultural influence and even dominate, BUT, they get their greatest impetus not from Islam, rather from that socialist left-wing strata that resides in each of our democracies, and who claim that all cultures are equable, that culture should be held above all, and any conflict should be adjudicated in favour of a culture rather than the established norm. Those who are always seeking exceptions to the laws to facilitate their own agenda.

The simple fact is that if the majority do not stand up for what they have worked hard to establish, fought and died to establish, maintain, and nurture. Than they have no right to their democracy, their freedom, or any right as an individual, and should not be mumbling about an Islamification that they hope will go away through the appeasement of a minority of militant Moslems, while saying nothing, or doing nothing about the socialism or communism or feminism or any other ism that have done all the ground work to ease the way for that feared IslamISM.

The thing about proving your moral superiority by racing to see who can bend over backwards the farthest, leaves the winner, if one can be described, as laying flat on their back with their feet in the air.


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