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Submitted by Sidda (United States), Feb 14, 2006 at 11:59

Filipino liberal, you seem to be obsessed with conservatives. That is not for me to judge, I am sure you have your reasons. However, let me offer this for you to think if you can be open minded for just a short time.

Views are expressed in this forum by people of all political stripes, i.e. left, right, and center, not only conservatives. You seem to be laboring under the misconception that to be anti-jihad, or anti radical Islam, you must be a conservative. Nothing could be further from the truth.

I myself am a political moderate, a centrist. I am liberal on some issues, more conservative on others. Most people I know are that way. But, I must say that some of my more liberal friends are the ones who are most concerned with what they see happening around the world with Islam. You see, my liberal friends have learned about Islam, and they now realize that under Sharia law, they would be the ones most affected. There are no "women's rights" under pure Islamic law--women are considered property. That concerns many of my liberal friends who are very involved in women's issues. My gay friends know that the penalty for homosexuality under Islamic law is death also. I have a couple of atheist/agnostic coworkers, they have learned that under Sharia law they have two choices: die or convert.

The serious jihadists, when they take over, will not care whether you are a Filipino liberal or conservative. They will care only that you are an unbeliever, an infidel. Then you will have three choices 1)convert, 2) live in 2nd class dhimmi status, or 3) die.

This struggle going on now is not "liberal vs. conservative" it is 21st century civilization vs. a 7th century medieval totalitarian belief system. Any oppression you think you have experienced up until now will pale in comparison if modern civilization does not prevail.

As for the Arab imperialism question, there are quite a few people on this board who are from countries such as the formerly Persia and India and in the Middle East inself who have spoken quite eloquently on this subject. The Afghans will tell you how Arabs treat them in their own country. They are not "Muslim" enough. The Arabs have a very superior attitude towards non-Arab Muslims. Ask Indonesian or Philippine workers who go to work in Saudi Arabia how they are treated as 2nd class or even 3rd class.

Racism and bigotry can be found in all societies; it is not limited to one group of people.
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