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Outlaw religion?

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Submitted by Amir (United States), Feb 18, 2006 at 16:22

"I'd start by reducing the status of their religion to a outlawed criminal organization."

Sure you would (only in your dreams). First, there would be a civil war in many European countries and the US if that happens (though it will never happen given freedom of religion in US constitution ). How do you think you are going to enforce the law on who someone worships? Second, there are far more Christians in Muslim countries than Muslims in the USA and Europe (20 millions only in Arab countries, not counting non-Arab countries like Pakistan, Indonesia, etc). What do you think will happen to them if Islam is outlawed in the West?
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