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Forcing a Change on Society

Reader comment on item: [Pew Poll on] How Muslims Think

Submitted by Fred (Portugal), Jul 4, 2006 at 08:23

I read with interest both the comments in this discussion group and the latest out-pourings from the Goverment and the so-called muslim Community. Surely the point is being entirely missed here. Why should we enter into concilliatory dialogue with a group of people who put their religion before their country.

Britain is a country which allows all to follow their religion, but not at the expense of others in the community. Surely the point here is that that all Muslims as they like to call themselves (why not Britains or British?), have to make a fundamental decision. Do they want to live in a society where religion can be practised but the rule of law is created by a non-religous parliament or do they want to live in a country where religous leaders are the both the religous and political law makers. If it is the case that they choose the latter, they must then face the stark decision to emigrate to a country where they feel more at ease with themselves our belief that we are a modern democracy where politics and religion are not combined. Failure to do this will only lead to more trouble in the future and the silent majority will not remain silent for ever!

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