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"cultural" issues vs "religion" issues and the apologists

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Submitted by Pigfoot (United States), Jan 3, 2006 at 13:35

For the West, is Islamic radicalism a cultural problem or just a minor problem of excessive religiosity? It would seem that a group of atheists coming to our shores and creating problems would find almost zero apologists among us. It is the religious cloaking (a pun) of Islamisism that brings out the apologists who see it as a freedom of religion issue. The situations that are mentioned in the article (wife beating,etc). are all neo-cultural (what people actually do NOW). The West (as being done in Germany) needs to sharply identify these behaviors as crimes and deal with them irrespective of any "religious" belief.

The strange thing is that Islam has announced that they will change the laws in the West as to allow such behaviors and the apologists don't even seem to notice. If all of us were to become well versed in Shariah law the problem, I believe, would solve itself.
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