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Reader comment on item: Which Privileges for Islam?

Submitted by Sally Irvine (Australia), Mar 23, 2005 at 01:11

Thank you for your article. I believe that Islam should not have any special privileges. The people who call themselves Muslim, may do so, just as a person may call themselves Australian or Christian. Why should one group be given special privileges and not everyone else? Why should the noise laws be changed? Why should people of other nationalities or religious beliefs be banned from a jury hearing on the basis of their beliefs? We are told that we have to be "tolerant", well then if that is so, it seems that tolerance is only allowed if you believe the same as these people - which I might add, many do not.

It seems they are quick to demand that nations founded on Christian beliefs and morals change their laws to suit Islam's beliefs. Yet, would they do so in the countries where they originally come from? More than likely, they would not even consider it - so why should we?

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