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Reader comment on item: How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations]

Submitted by Darwin Barrett (United States), Feb 14, 2006 at 19:36

The Clash Causes Disengagement. The Clash is the conflict of competing idealogies for control and dominance. The Clash says "We are Different and we are not going to play by your rules". The Clash forces people to take sides. The Clash Illustrates differences in culture and customs. The Clash is the War within a War, where the non-combatants express their allegiance and where leadership rallys support. The Clash is the announcement of the challenger's intent to usurp the position of the incumbant.

Will the Old Lion prevail over the Young Lion? If the Old Lion does not recognize the power play, then the Old Lion will lose control of the whole pride.
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