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Submitted by Richard B. (Canada), Dec 9, 2009 at 16:56

So if you're a politician looking for re-election, what do you do? It's simple: stand on the issues. If there's an 80-20 split on a particular topic, it becomes a no-brainer. How far ahead would the anti-Sharia movement be if it followed this simple rule of thumb? Yet according to some dim bulb Euro-dhimmis, the thought of thinking independently for oneself positively terrifies them. I for one am encouraged by this recent development. Before any legal arguments that we KNOW are forthcoming against such an anti-PC poll, let's review the following:

1. Nobody is calling for violence or genocide against Muslims. It is still far more dangerous to be a Jew in Europe than it is to be a Christian, Muslim, or any such member of another faith.

2. Nobody's 'rights' are being suspended, repealed or abrogated here. This is not Nuremberg (never was and never will be) and it certainly isn't a Crusade!

3. This movement is peaceful, law-abiding and wholly democratic. Gosh, looks almost like one of those tea parties, dunnit?

4. This represents an affirmation of the Judeo-Christian ethos and its importance to Europe, even though it's still not PC to say so.

There you have it. I look forward to any submissions to the contrary.

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