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Clash of Civilizations

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Submitted by Abdul Ameer (United States), Sep 19, 2012 at 17:26

Daniel Pipes ... asserts that "The famous clash of civilizations does not exist;" But this assertion is plainly wrong, and it ignores the mountain of evidence that such clash definitely exists. A civilization is defined by its values. Our civilization's values are, perhaps, best expressed and enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: equality before the law, gender equality, freedom of conscience, freedom of religion, freedom from religion, etc.

But, the entire Islamic religious establishment, and the hundreds of millions of religious Muslims who follow their religious leaders, reject the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in favor of the Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam which ALL Moslem-majority countries have signed on to. I urge readers to Google the texts of both human rights declarations.

The Islamic Declaration explicitly places Islam above all others and explicitly says that all human rights must be in accord with Sharia law. The incompatibility of these two declarations of human rights is the best evidence for the existence of a true clash of civilizations.


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