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Reciprocity is a pipe dream

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Submitted by Rick House (United States), Jul 5, 2006 at 16:31

Arguing for reciprocity is a pipe dream. Islam hasn't practised religious toleration since its early enlighten period, circa 800 BCE. (Example: The House of Wisdom in Bagdad)

When muslims embraced economic and territorial expansionism along the trade routes of South Asia and the Med, Islamic controlled economics, or what I'd call arabic economics, warped the islamic faith and intolerance was the result.

If the Roman Catholic Church asks for reciprocity, it had better ask for it in arabic. It's the only way the muslims will listen.

Rick House

Denton, Texas

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