posted on Dec, 9 2005 @ 11:25 AM
zappafan1, no offence but what France and Australia are going through has nothing to do with this. I live in Europe and I have been to France a lot,
it isn't their tolerance of Religion but rather the oposite.
Reply: What happened if France and Germany, etc, is much too organized to only be about their religious tolerance. The link I provided was from a
world intelligence group, which gave information that this was indeed organized, and is only the beginning.
Why don't these Muslim's have the right to be in the United State's? It takes years to study the Qu'Ran and I would rather have someone who has
spent their whole life teaching about it, no matter where they are from. My local Mosque is ran by a man from Saudi Arabia, and is one of the nicest
people I have met because he is glad to be away from the Saudi Government and the punishment they dish out to moderate Muslim's.
Reply: No-one has a "right" to be in America. What I meant is that they have no business being on government-funded college campuses. There are
concerns right now about having Christian groups there, and so any other religion should be treated the same. It's the old "separation of church
and state" argument; although actually that is not in the Constitution. Also, in high schools here, the Muslims are saying their children should be
allowed time, during school hours, to engage in their 5 times a day prayers, which is a large disruption of many things. Civilians and government
officials alike seem to forget the "assimilation clause" in our immigration laws. It is not Americas obligation to change our ways or culture to
accomodate the ways in which foreigners conduct their lives.
As for the time it has taken them? Sorry Zappafan, but there have been Muslim leaders who have spoken out about terrorism for years, but nobody cares
about them or theri view-points as it doesn't sell newspapers or get people to watch their show. earlier this year, they had a show about Muslim
views on Channel 4 and it is something I wish I could have showed everyone, because it had over 100 Islamic Leaders openly speak out against Terrorism
and the abuse of these Government's, but no major channel carried it...
Reply: I agree with you here, 100% I did not see that, either, but I was made aware of it. The old media "if it bleeds, it leads" construct. As
it pertains to the war in Iraq, there are many, many good things happening there, but only one or two media outlets cover them.
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