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Go to: France officially bans the burka

mozzy_dee's Avatar Jump to comment 46 by mozzy_dee

Pure and simple: this is a hard-edged step against Islam. People in Western countries have decided, insofar as Islam is concerned, that enough is enough. It's legalized bigotry and enough non-Muslims have pushed enough politicians long enough to make this into an enforceable law.

Europeans have drawn lines in the sand against Islam in their cultures, in their countries. To tack on excuses (face covered) and reasons (secular society) and long stories (multiculturalism) is just repetitive exercise and doesn't push the basis of this discussion forward.

Question: What is it about Islam which causes people to press politicians in host countries to pass these types of laws?

Comment 23 by Czar.Bernstein :

I think this is an affront against freedom of religion rights. However, there is no way to tell if women are being forced against their will to wear these things, physically or because of social/cultural pressures. So I am in limbo about this.

Mon, 11 Apr 2011 16:08:19 UTC | #614046

Go to: France officially bans the burka

mozzy_dee's Avatar Jump to comment 43 by mozzy_dee

Should be interesting to see -- in protest to this burqa ban -- if any radical Muslims detonate a device in a crowded public area in Paris in the next two weeks.

If that happens, expect Islam to really take it in the kneecaps to prevent any type of civil war from breaking out. I am hoping the imams and mullahs located in and around Paris, especially, are keeping anger in check.

We'll see.

Mon, 11 Apr 2011 15:58:39 UTC | #614043

Go to: Misinformation and facts about secularism and religion

mozzy_dee's Avatar Jump to comment 20 by mozzy_dee

he tells us: "Research has consistently found that religious people are less likely to engage in criminal behavior, marital infidelity, alcoholism, unprotected sexual activity. . ."

Yeah, that Mel Gibson ... made a movie about Jesus and everything. Pretty difficult to get more hardcore than Mel Gibson when it comes to religion.

http://www.religioustolerance.org/chrgibson1.htm

Or is Mel Gibson a so-called "outlier"?

Tue, 05 Apr 2011 17:24:40 UTC | #612209

Go to: Tenn. bill addresses teaching evolution

mozzy_dee's Avatar Jump to comment 8 by mozzy_dee

And these kids are supposed to compete, globally, for jobs in a technology based economy?

So what do we do with the southern kids in the U.S. who can't get jobs? What do the Republican politicians propose happens then?

Tue, 05 Apr 2011 17:08:09 UTC | #612202

Go to: Why did my brother become an extreme Islamist?

mozzy_dee's Avatar Jump to comment 12 by mozzy_dee

You're dead right: those who believe like this are very scared people who want to live in a world of easily solved problems and quick answers. The world is far too complex for simple answers and that's frustrating for him (and, honestly, for the American Tea Party members).

Comment 6 by Metamag :

This is what happens when you don't teach kids critical thinking skills and religious history in elementary school and high-school.

Tue, 05 Apr 2011 16:57:39 UTC | #612197

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