posted on Jun, 20 2005 @ 02:00 PM
Over recent years, we've seen an influx of islamic lobbiests throughout western Europe and the US. This, naturally, is to be expected. Heck, they
were probably always there and it wasn't just until the war on terror began that it started getting publicity.
That's all fine and good, they, like everybody, should be represented by the government, and it seems you have to be paying politicians to get
elected if they're going to do anything to further your cause. So what, right? Right.
Now for the part Rant's not going to like
Lately, there have been a surge of news stories coming from a different angle. My interpretation:
Your country's law states that everyone is free to practice their religion. If, however, I am to freely practice my religion, your nation will
have to adopt its self to my religion, or I am not truely free to practice my religion.
Christians get krump for doing this all the time, but Islam is, for some reason, under the radar.
Just an example of the type of action I'm talking about, the Glasgow Evening Times just reported about a couple of Muslim charities going after an
Italian restraunt. The restraunt is applying to get a liscense to also serve patrons outside their building in an outside dining area. Everything
appeared to be going well, until these charities spoke out against the idea. See, the Italian restraunt has a liquor liscense. However, drinking is a
sin in Allah's eyes, and “selling alcohol on the footpath is a temptation to our young people." Therefore, they should not be permitted to tempt
the Islamic youth.
I have read several other stories like this one. What I'm curious to see is how many people who have yelled at me in the past here at ATS for trying
to push my religion on the State are going to defend these charities' actions.