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Submitted by Frank Vosler (United States), Jan 4, 2006 at 15:31

Your two German gentlemen see the Islamic immigration problem clearly enough, but I cannot support their proposed solution.

Governments can define and control bad behavior, but when they try opposing bad ideas through force the loss of liberty is immense. With a change of personnel, YOUR "wrong" ideas may be next to be banned.

The Muslims' wrong ideas are rooted in their religion and can only be successfully opposed by counter religion. Right now Christians in Iraq are distributing Bibles and other religious material to native Iraqis and thousands of them are turning to Christianity. These will give up all ambition to conquer the world for Allah and will be a moderating influence on others.

I believe this is the only long-range solution. In the meanwhile, let the governments restrict their law enforcement to behaviors.
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