Islam is the most intolerant,bigoted and oppresive belief system on the planet,we in the West can not afford to believe that everything will work
itself out,while we think like this,you'll see ever more aspects of Sharia law creeping into our society,"honour killings" will be
accepted,basically we will be too afraid to take a firm stand in case we "offend our Muslim Brothers",they are not nor ever will be,our brothers,we
were not meant to coexist,we must take a firm stand against this appaling doctrine and prevent it's further encroachment into our western ideals.and
where possible,like in the case of the Pakistani christian girl with downs syndrome possibly sentenced to death for Koran burning,make it known to the
country in question that any attempt to carry out such a sentence will result in the direst of consequences for that country's rulers,in short,play
them at their own game.
Actually, you're generalizing about over a billion people. It's something like saying, "All Christians talk in tongues and cast out devils."
Some Christians do these things, but the overwhelming majority do not.
I don't see a whole lot of difference between Fundamentalist Islam (FI), and Fundamentalist Christianity (FC). Mainly the FC's kill homosexuals and
abortionists, while the FI's kill family members (honor killings) and Infidels. The FC's haven't committed any mass murders recently of which I am
aware, but their past Crusades and Inquisitions are enough to show that they're no better than the FI's. But these are the extremists, not the
mainstream. The problem isn't Islam, it's Fundamentalism (or extremism).
We don't hear much about the hundreds of millions of Muslims who just want to raise their kids, have a decent life, and live in safety, who aren't
trying to behead everyone who disagrees with them. Those folks simply aren't newsworthy. All we ever hear about are the murderers; but they aren't
the majority, not by a long shot.
I fully agree that we do need to take a stand about what our laws are, in *our* country (in my case, the US; but it applies everywhere). In the US,
we prohibit polygamy even among LDS (Mormon) members, despite LDS allowing it. Religious rules of any sort that violate our laws should not be
I'm not so clear that we have any right to interfere with the laws of another country. The problem is, where do we stop? True, the idea of burning
widows (once practiced in India), or beheading (or stoning?) children who burn a book is appalling. We naturally want to stop it. But what gives us
that right? Taking it further, if we have the right to do that, then what about lesser horrors, say public whipping or long imprisonment for
something we find inoffensive - perhaps drinking alcohol? Why not stop that, too? When does our quest for mercy become arrogant meddling?
And then, why should our
laws be the ones to be followed? Why not Pakistan's? Or, more reasonably, why not Netherlands's? They are
probably horrified by our executing criminals, or imprisoning marijuana users. Why shouldn't they have the right to interfere with our system?
So the questions are, 1) Where do we draw the line as to what we can object to?; and 2) Who gets to do the objecting? And I guess I'd add a third
question: Upon what basis do we decide the previous two questions?