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Who is the goose and who is the gander?

Reader comment on item: Will Europe Resist Islamization?
in response to reader comment: Goose and gander

Submitted by Kurtlane (United States), Apr 7, 2008 at 19:51

K.H. Ahmed: "Until we start recognizing what is good for the goose is also good for the gander - the struggle between the West and the Middle East will continue"

OK, let's take that as a guide. May I ask a few questions with responses that would go across the board - for Westerners, Middle Easterners and everyone else.

Is democracy good or bad?

Is freedom of speech good or bad?

Is separation of religion from government good or bad?

Is respect of people's rights independent of religion or national origin good or bad?

Is cutting of hands for theft good or bad?

Is stoning to death for adultery (I am not supporting adultery, but this is a question about th punishment) good or bad?

Is demonizing Jewish people good or bad?

On every one of these issues, there is a glaring difference between the West and the Middle East. So shouldn't what is good for the goose also be good for the gander? Or do you hide behind "you keep your democracy, freedom, separation of religion, and we'll be keep our cutting of hands and religious intolerance."

Who is the goose, and who is the gander?


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