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Old 14 June 2011, 05:25 PM
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Icon18 The sharia myth sweeps America

If you are not vitally concerned about the possibility of radical Muslims infiltrating the U.S. government and establishing a Taliban-style theocracy, then you are not a candidate for the GOP presidential nomination. In addition to talking about tax policy and Afghanistan, Republican candidates have also felt the need to speak out against the menace of “sharia.”

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Old 14 June 2011, 05:28 PM
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Kudos to Mitt Romney for dismissing the sharia "threat" in last night's debate.
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Old 14 June 2011, 05:33 PM
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Yes, indeed. Herman Caine will, hopefully, be the first candidate laughed out of the race for his paranoia.
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Old 14 June 2011, 06:01 PM
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Indeed, we don't need the law of the Koran as we already have the law of the King James version of the Bible. Or so some would have you believe.
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Old 14 June 2011, 06:39 PM
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This whole thing is without question the silliest of conservative fear-mongering I've personally heard. They are implying that Muslims, one of the groups most maligned in some way (from minor-distrust to outright hatred) is somehow going to gain judicial control over this nation.

Absurd.

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Mickey, you forget that the liberals hate America so much that they are willing to ally with the Muslims to help take America from the Real Americans(TM).
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Old 14 June 2011, 07:01 PM
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Oh, we are totally heading for Sharia law.

Only they are calling it Christianity.

They have had quite brilliant success with making reproductive choice unavailable for many thousands, maybe millions of American women already and are no where near finished yet.

I guess it's fine for a religion to oppress and control people as long as it's the RIGHT religion.
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Old 14 June 2011, 07:13 PM
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Well yea.. I thought that idea was clear. Just like many conservatives will fight tooth and nail to bring prayer back to public schools but god help you if you try to wear a face scarf.

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Mickey, you forget that the liberals hate America so much that they are willing to ally with the Muslims to help take America from the Real Americans(TM).
I honestly do think that sort of idea exists but framed in a way where I've honestly met many people (and read/heard others in newspapers/tv) who feel that the definition of an Atheist is somebody who hates Christianity. Obviously an Atheist doesn't necessarily hate any religion but the fact they limit their feelings to Christianity is telling.

This view was made so clear in Gingrich's statement about the Atheist/Sharia/Muslim ruling of America.. Like Atheists are so opposed to Christian values/law shoved onto them by Christian politicians but would be totally open to the in many cases more restrictive Muslim law shoved onto them.

Now for him, maybe it was just about politics. The Conservative base hates a lot of people but they particularly hate Atheists and Muslims, so saying that both those groups are going to ruin America for your children is pretty much a slam dunk of sound byte terms to make bigoted idiots vote for you. That said I've met plenty of people who honestly believe the idea so there are people out there that stupid.



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Old 14 June 2011, 08:40 PM
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Kudos to Mitt Romney for dismissing the sharia "threat" in last night's debate.
One of the many reasons that he doesn't stand a chance of getting the Republican nomination.

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This view was made so clear in Gingrich's statement about the Atheist/Sharia/Muslim ruling of America.. Like Atheists are so opposed to Christian values/law shoved onto them by Christian politicians but would be totally open to the in many cases more restrictive Muslim law shoved onto them.
And remember that guy is considered the intellectual heavyweight of that party.

During the "Ground Zero Mosque" nonsense somebody said that the best way to expose the hypocrisy of those people hiding their hatred and fear of all Muslims behind "it's just the proximity to the site of the 9/11 attacks" would have been to hold up a map of New York City and say "please circle on this map exactly how far from Ground Zero you would consider a respectful distance for Muslims to set up a house of worship." I can pretty much guarantee you that they'd have to Google Earth zoom-out the dang thing so that the bigot could circle the entire western hemisphere.
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Old 14 June 2011, 08:46 PM
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I don't recall who was being asked (or even if they were politicians or just people on the street) but I do recall many a person being asked a similar question (so how far away is ok?) only to respond with some answer meaning either absurdly far or outright saying that there is no 'far away enough' for them.

But then a large amount of prominent republican politicians are clearly bigoted against Muslims (or at least pretend to be so their base will like them more, which implies they feel a large percentage of their base is bigoted against Muslims).

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