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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Asinine Ideas from the UK

Courtesy of Stop the ACLU:

Stop The ACLU has posted a new item, 'Timesonline Overreacts: If Islam is
Extreme Let's ban ALL Religion'

-By Warner Todd Huston

In yet another example of why the west might not beat the onslaught of radical Islamofascism, Minette Marrin of the Timesonline thinks she has found a solution to the clash of cultures. Marrin details the extremism evinced by too
many Muslims in England and then posits a solution: ban all religion. Talk about an absurd idea. It's as foolish as throwing out the baby with the bath water. It also discounts thousands of years of worthy and enlightened western
culture influenced, guided and based on Christian philosophy.

Marrin's wooly headed prescription also serves as a fine example of the most shallow of PC, postmodern "thinking." Famed French mathematician Jules Henri PoincarĂ© once said that, "to doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection."  It is a lesson in discernment and critical thinking that escapes most on the left, and specifically this prosaic, anti-intellectual Timesonline columnist.

The first half of Marrin's piece details recent poll results revealing the extremist leaning of Muslim students in England and it is alarming information, indeed. These poll results show, for instance, that four out of ten Muslim
students in Britain support Sharia law in the UK. One third said that killing in the name of religion was justified. It shows that a quarter think women are not equals to men. The poll also shows that, among other results, 57% believe
Muslim soldiers in the British army should be allowed to opt out of the war on terror. This alarming YouGov poll was released on Monday, July 28.

You may view the entire article at Stop the ACLU> [Stop The ACLU] Timesonline Overreacts: If Islam is Extreme Let's ban ALL Religion

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