posted on Feb, 15 2016 @ 12:10 PM
originally posted by: NobodiesNormal
you forget that america has the highest incarceration rate in the world,
Actually, that's not correct. The Seychelles has more and there are a bunch of nations in the same "per capita" zone as the US.
We need to separate nations from religion.
So, comparing Americans to Muslims is nonsense, because you cannot compare a country to a religious movement. A better comparison would be to compare
Christians, Hindus, or atheists to Muslims. That is. comparing different belief systems and how they influence actions.
Also bear in mind when quoting statistics. If anything characterises the developed world it is the collection of statistics. In the un-developed
world there are less civil institutions to - for example - record instances of rape. Indeed, in some undeveloped countries women who have the courage
to report rape are pilloried and isolated, as is often the case in counties that treat women and girls as second class, such as in Muslim dominated
Generally, in countries that have a Christian legacy the experiences are somewhat better for the common man and woman, versus counties that are
predominantly Muslim. Certainly, women’s and girl's rights are much worse in counties where the Muslim religion holds sway, versus the liberal and
Similarly, comparing the judicial systems in Western nations which have developed over the millennia, and been shaped by democracy and precedent to
Sharia Law is bonkers. Sharia is fixed in time and highly discriminatory to women, with medieval tariffs for petty “offenses” like adultery,
apostasy and homosexuality etc. English Law, as an example of a Western approach has evolved and adapted through time. I would rather be tried by a
jury of my peers with an independent judge and appropriate legal representation, than by a cleric fixated on a set of rules laid down many centuries
ago. Which one would you rather be tried under?