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Fundamental incompatibiity

Reader comment on item: In Muslim America: A Presence and a Challenge[ – The Anti-Americanism of U.S. Converts to Islam]

Submitted by Spivis (United States), Jul 17, 2011 at 13:37

The sorta-kinda converts to Islam can be discounted as irrelevant in any discussion of the threat of Islam. Like ardent liberals or anarchists, they are free to do and say utter nonsense, all within the safe confines of the existing rational, fair, decent order that has been created by Christian, All their talk is cheap and all quite theoretical and without consequence.

There's no easy way to say this but anyone who takes up Islam binds themselves to a community of utterly backward, violent, anti-Westerners in which one of the bedrock principles is that a Muslim can and must be killed if he or she ever rejects Islam. There is no better example of a political or religious belief that is ipso facto seditious. To be a Muslim is to adhere to a doctrine that is fundamentally incompatible with OUR bedrock principle of freedom of conscience. There is NO compromise possible with people who adhere to this doctrine.

Current legal doctrines protect people who stop short of moving from advocacy to action but there is no reason why we should be satisfied with this state of affairs. It's clear that large numbers of foreign Muslims – and not a few native born converts -- will increasingly degrade our public life with their ridiculous shariah doctrines, amongst which are that infidels -- us -- are unclean and on the same level as feces and dead bodies.

Islam is a violent and subversive force wherever it goes and our laws need to be adjusted to reflect the world's experience with this parasitic faith over the last 1,400 years of slaughter, conquest, slavery, and unbelievable ignorance. The West is well and truly "stuck on stupid" in that it has welcomed huge numbers into the very heartland of it.

Thinking of Islam as a "faith" entitled to all the protection for freedom of conscience in our culture is proving to be a deadly mistake. It is a suicidal thought. The Mumbai bombings and the carnage recorded at Religionofpeace.com only hint at the magnitude of this mistake.

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