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Seperation of government and religion

Reader comment on item: Spreading Islam in American Public Schools
in response to reader comment: An opinion from England

Submitted by Cory (United States), Jan 18, 2006 at 17:04

Simple...my children go to public schools. I choose to send them there and I expect that they are learning to read, write, ect.. I do not send my child to school to be educated by individuals about religion. Nor do I trust that there would be complete unbias while the teacher teaches religion. Religion is a very emotional and private decision that a person must make. I do not believe that a public school has a right to introduce any religion to my children.

No matter how anyone wants to sugar-coat the situation, the nations of Islam have a label upon them due to the methods they use to win battles. Labels are placed on them for how they have treated their loved ones and their own people. In the desert, on the borders of Iraq and Saudi Arabia, it was evident during the Desert Storm campaign that Iraq's soldiers were stuck out in the middle of nowhere with no food or water left to die. They surrendered to Americans because they were forced to somehow defend themselves with absolutely nothing. They were hungry and thirsty and American soldiers gave them water and food. THIS IS THE LABEL WE HAVE ABOUT HOW LEADERS IN THOSE COUNTRIES TREAT THEIR PEOPLE. THESE ARE FACTS AND PEOPLE COME TO THESE CONCLUSIONS BECAUSE OF WHAT WE SEE.

If the Muslim religion is a religion of tolerance, understanding, love, and unconditional acceptance of human beings because they are human beings...then maybe we would think different. As for right now, your religious followers do not seem to accept other religions...BECAUSE THEY FEAR US.

You speak of fear...why then was it illegal for our soldiers to bring a Christian Bible during Desert Storm? FEAR...that is why. The nations of Islam fear that their own people may actually become Christians. Do not say that we have fear of your religion...we simply ask that it is not taught to our children without our expressed permission.

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