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Chris and Chandragupt

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in response to reader comment: I agree with you Chris ! , We need to expose the real enemy and we will see the lines of volunteers

Submitted by Trans-parere (Canada), Oct 29, 2006 at 19:37

I believe you both make very valid points. Education is vital to inhibiting the acceptance and any adoption of sharia and Koranic dictates.

However mass education will not be possible due to the rights and freedoms entrenched in our democratic societies. We have laws that defend the minority from the majority. The socialist would have you branded a racist, a hater. You would be jumped on by every bleeding heart organization and literally smothered by the press. Even handed free thinking individuals would stay away and ultra- right wing nut jobs with long reputations of hating would speak up to support your effort and that would sideline you even further.

It's a terrible thing to say but, there is so much self-loathing and social envy today. Citizens of all democratic countries have had for the past 60yrs. a steady increase in their standards of living. I realize it isn't perfect and that there are those who still suffer in these lands of plenty. The majority are not suffering, yet they are unhappy, dissatisfied, envious, and in any of untold emotional distress because everywhere they look they are being told that they need some make up or purse or clothing or tool or car or job or woman or man or religion or some other persons opinion before they act or can consider themselves whole. That's a lot of barriers to break through and unfortunately the only way your going to get their attention is when all those things fall into jeopardy or are taken away.

In Australia this week a speech came to public light where Muslim Mufti Halali (?) compared Australian women to uncovered meat and said it was their fault, to be raped by Muslim men, because they went about uncovered. That if they were covered and in their rooms they would not have been raped. The point isn't that the speech was several weeks old and that that Muslim community said nothing against such an attitude or that non-Muslims didn't burn down any mosques or kill any one. And a great many non-Muslims denounced such attitude towards women.

The kicker is that some came out and said that perhaps in light of such turmoil more modest attire would be a good thing for women to adopt. This socialist-liberalism isn't just confined to Australia. It's prevalent in the United States, France, Great Britain, Europe and Canada. I'm sorry to say that I think the personal cost will have to be much greater before the majority begins to act.

What really ticks me off is that these people who lead the businesses that influence public opinion and have used that power to fragment society, to strip each nation of their collective values and promoted multiculturalism over any cohesive identity, and that those dupes, you and I, will have to fight to save their butts and their rights and their freedoms. So they can come back with out any sense of debt or recognition of sacrifice and start playing the same game with our children's lives.

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