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Separatist Enclave?

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Submitted by Status Crow (United States), Jan 23, 2015 at 12:58

How about "separatist enclaves" then? A sovereign nation's rule of law applies from one end to the next; if a segment of the population does not wish to adhere to said law, how could they be anything but criminals and separatists?

The gnashing of teeth over referring to this a clash of civilizations is folly. That's precisely what it is, and has been since the first Islamic forays into medival Europe. On one had you have a people who believe in the sovereignty of Reason, and on the other those who reserve sovereignty to G*d alone. Where would there ever be reconciliation of the two?

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