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Submitted by myth (Germany), Jan 25, 2010 at 09:10

David, that is wise perspective. Let met add damage control to public and private life. The islamic wolf, as you describe it, with its extensive sharia legislations bites large chunks out of the freedoms in public and private life, which is why I would call it totalitarian. On the other hand, religion seen as a part of culture, provides for some of the cultural basis, say unwritten laws of society, that can make totalitarian legislation unnecessary. It is of course almost impossible to see this in one's own culture. I absolutely agree that this basis in islam is far too extensive, rigid, dogmatic and violent by nature as compared to other cultural foundations. It's negative peak being the position of a woman in islamic cultures. Wilders of course is The voice that points to the mentioned implications on society.


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