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Well, respect how so?

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Submitted by Cartoonophile (Thailand), Jun 8, 2006 at 04:05

In most Islamic countries you are punished if you convert from Islam to another religion. You are punished if you marry a man from another religion. You are punished if you try to bring up the children you have with a Muslim man in your religion.

Every non-Islamic country in the world, even the Communist countries, permit these things. They show more respect to Islam, than those Islamic countries show to other religions. Muslims receive more respect around the world than they permit themselves to show to others.

So, permit the first step of respect, and there will be something to talk about.

And the first rule of a respectful discussion is to respect the life and liberty of the person you are talking to. Respect that, and there will be a matter to discuss. At the moment, the discussion is being conducted in death threats, and so is not progressing.

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