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  •  I don't think so (1+ / 0-)
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    I think we are capable of understanding the difference between cultural beliefs and practices sometimes associated or justified by religion and the religions themselves.

    If you think all Islamic societies and peoples would agree with or accept this law then please say so.

    But for myself, I have no problem criticizing this law just as cruel, outdated and inappropriate in modern society as I would foot binding which was common in China a Century ago or home schooling children for that matter.

    400ppm : what about my daughter's future?

    by koNko on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 07:09:07 AM PDT

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    •  If this were the US... (2+ / 0-)
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      ....or any Christian-dominated society, nobody here would have any problem pointing out the religious aspect.  But because it's Islam, nobody says anything lest the be accused of "creepy" advocacy more appropriate to RedState.  See immediately below.  

      You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

      by Rich in PA on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 07:48:42 AM PDT

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      •  When Islamists in these countries (2+ / 0-)
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        pass laws enslaving women, or children, or the killing of gay people, progressives have an obligation to call them out for what they are. It is not racism or bias to merely point out when decidedly anti-progressive policies are promoted in the name of religion. It is a fact that the world would be a better place if there were no Islamic theocracies.

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