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Lies in the West and Islam

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Submitted by Mark D. (United States), Feb 15, 2014 at 22:47

But two other factors are even more important: Multiculturalism as practiced undercuts the will to sustain Western civilization against Islamist depredations while the Left's making common political cause with Islamists gives the latter an entrée. In other words, the core of the problem lies not in Islam but in the West. (February 14, 2014)

How do you define multiculturalism? And I certainly am with you in terms of Islamism. The West relatively doesn't have an unkind bone in their body, by and large, in terms of religion, while the other side has, but not in a thousand years the West will fall. I don't think so. Less than 1%, for example, in our country are Muslims and not all of them are Islamists. And I think with time, people become moderate so your Moderate Islam theme is on target.

- Mark D.

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Multiculturalism is the idea that all cultures have equivalent value. I compare it to the notion that various cuisines are delicious.

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