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Coexistence = Intergrating

Reader comment on item: Something Rotten in Denmark?
in response to reader comment: Islam can coexist

Submitted by Frank Oddersborg (Denmark), Feb 10, 2006 at 07:38

Submitted by Saleh, Feb 10, 2006 at 00:45
[If coexistence is to let people practice their beliefs, then Islam can coexist. ]

-Your demand of coexistence is the right to practice your religion. Youre free to do this in the western world, but with rights allso comes a responsibility.

If you are in a country with different values (eg freedom of speech , human rights, democracy etc etc) and if these conflict with you own values of your belief. Who should then bend, the whole society or the minority?

Submitted by Saleh, Feb 10, 2006 at 00:45
[But if you want Muslims to bear insults and accept racism against them and then blame them if they stand up for their right to be respected and treated equally, then you are simply the rotten racist.]

-The fact is that you ARE treaten equally, You all have the same rights as anybody in our society and you have the right to oppose those drawings. But then you have'nt integrated into the society as you dont accept the responsibility that lies within your freedom to pratice your religion. "you cant force your beliefs onto anybody". thats a value you just have to accept, otherwise you shouldnt be here in the first place.

As for the muslim worlds reaction to Denmark, its a pure matter of intolerance of those countries towards other cultures as the western culture believe in the freedom of speech.

The 'rotten racist' remark as i think is fairly out of place here, dont you think so?

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