Ah dear..thats not good.]]>
Not good at all, no.
I just heard on the radio that the extreme right wingers in the Netherlands are already planning to force a similar referendum on their fellow politicians…
If we, the West, condemn the persecution of other religions in the Middle East by Islamic extremists, we must also condemn any such activity directed at any religious group within our own countries. Freedom of religion is an important tenet in any just constitution.]]>
Sadly, the main argument of most “enlightened” Islam “critics” is the following: “How can they demand fair treatment and freedom of religion from us here? Just look at Saudi Arabia!”
And no matter how often ppl explain the flaw in their argument to them, they simply refuse to accept that a democracy has to grant rights to minorities and has to grant religious freedom because otherwise it would not be a democracy.
Not to mention that often they simply state their own little prejudices and preconceptions of the “Isalmic world” as well-known fact. For instance that no Muslim country allows churches. Guess I must have hallucinated the ones I saw there then…]]>
I’m not sure I understand the reasoning for banning minarets. If there is no publicly audible call to prayer, why would anyone object? But, what about church bells? There must be some people who object to hearing church bells. Should the audible ringing of bells be banned too?]]>
No, the annoying din of church bells is a beloved tradition in christian countries and has to be preserved as such.
Minarets, on the other hand, are foreign and therefore evil, even if there’s no audible call to prayer.
Furthermore, as everyone knows, no Muslim country allows churches.
I think I’ll take a handful of aspirin now and have a nice lie-down, thank you…]]>
You forgot the main argument these days.
“Minarets are a symbol of power and of the political, radical, fundamental Islam.
They stand for the Islamisation of our society.
Therefore, if I forbid minarets I can make a statement
for xenophobia against Islamism.”
Lol, how could I forget THAT…]]>
So their argument was, if we allow minerates, then next there will be call for prayers, and next there will be rule of Sharea.
I saw minutes of John Stewart show yesterday, he was like: REALLY? REALLY? FROM MINERATES TO SHAREA RULE IN JUST TWO STEPS?!
Khalid understood it. (Or paid attention to the show he saw…) That’s the islamophobe’s world view in a nutshell, yup.
Of course ppl wouldn’t be ppl if there weren’t minor differences in their theories…
Hi Mel, wie gehts? Haven’t seen much from you in a while..]]>
Ahem… *pokes ya*
Update us with some new postings, dear!
And btw, merry belated xmas and happy new year!]]>
Aaaaaaaand… a wizzard’s staff got a knob on the end, knob on the end, knob on the end..
i’m bored and i dont have internet.
i’m watching reruns ON DVD.
and posting this via piggybacked intertubez.
i really should go sleep though.]]>
I still do not have internet. nor tv.
i did order the first two discworld books. in paperbacks.
thanks for convincing me
in the end it was the Covers + the Price that clinched it.