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The Bogus Threat from Shariah Law

binc Wrote: Jun 10, 2012 7:15 AM
Ah, chapman, the more I read your words, the less I respect you.
Aura Wrote: Jun 10, 2012 9:00 AM
Does the truth really bother you that much? Your prejudices and fears are not the basis for rational thought.
Rhcrest Wrote: Jun 10, 2012 10:40 AM
Aura, you clearly have absolutely no understanding of the truth
Celebrate Homogeneity Wrote: Jun 10, 2012 8:06 AM
Chapman is becoming more and more of a sell-out. That, or he believes playing nicey-nice with Muslims will somehow protect him.
Ms Kelly Wrote: Jun 10, 2012 3:31 PM
Maybe there was a time when Chapman was more sane, but ever since I have been reading him (about five years) he has been exactly like this.
shubi_ Wrote: Jun 10, 2012 7:23 AM
I can't respect him any less.
Georgia Boy 61 Wrote: Jun 11, 2012 12:59 AM
Me, neither - I cannot believe that TH.com keeps him as a columnist.

In the 19th century, Catholicism was regarded by many people in this country as thoroughly incompatible with Americanism. They saw it as a hostile foreign element that would subvert democracy. Today, a majority of the justices on the Supreme Court are Catholic, and they are taken to be as American as Mountain Dew.

We've come a long way in religious tolerance. Or maybe not. The belief that Catholics are irredeemably alien and disloyal has given way to the fear that Muslims pose a mortal threat to our way of life.

That distrust is behind a push in state legislatures...