Who Would Have Thought? Shocker!

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    Links to studies on site:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2007/06/new_study_political_islam_corr.html

     
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    Haven't read the article yet Kathianne, but didn't the Iraqis put Sharia law in to their constitution?

    And good morning! Happy Saturday! River Day, in my town, a festival to celebrate the river, with rafting events and contests and of course lots of food!

    Btw, my brother in law and family live in the McHenry area out there...do you know the region?

    Care
     
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    Sure, up north by Wisconsin. Growing pretty rapidly. I'm in far west suburbs, DuPage.
     
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    Anytime religion is deeply entrenched in government and politics, terrorism and violence ensues. Crusades, inquisition, native american genocide anyone? That's why the western nations have developed secular, separation of church and state public institutions. When the catholic church effectively controlled the governments of europe, terror and violence were commonplace.

    Religion and politics shouldn't mix.
     
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    Separation of church and state is the only way to keep both healthy.
     
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    You are of course aware that for Muslims Church and State are ONE thing?
     
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    Amen---politics needs to keep it's stinking hands outta spiritual matters.
     
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    Incorrect.

    The wahhabist strain of sunnis, and the extremist shia may think so.

    But, the overwhelming majority of muslims on the planet live in, and support, secular governments: Indoneisia, Bangladesh, Malayisia, Turkey, Bosnia, Albania, most of the african muslim nations. And a fair number of arab countries too.

    Most of the muslims on the planet live in the southeast asian and african countries.
     
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    REALLY??? like Syria? like Egypt? Like Jordan? Like Lebanon? Like Turkey?

    please explain how those country's political states are synonymous with Islam. I'll wait.
     
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    Turkey, so far you are correct. Elsewhere, it's creeping in. Regardless of the spin, it's Sharia. A few examples:

    http://indonesia.usaid.gov/(S(io01qp55bs1o1syzuckl5s55))/en/Article.aspx?id=267

    http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cach...gov&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=5&gl=us&client=firefox-a

    http://travel.state.gov/family/abduction/country/country_506.html
     

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