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The Bogus Threat from Shariah Law

nonstopca Wrote: Jun 10, 2012 1:07 PM
Moron....Are you trying to tell me you see no differences between "Islamic Shariah law" and "Catholicism"? I'm not religious at all, but even I can see the difference....and I think most Americans would like all the protection we can get from all "radical religions"......just saying there is no problem, don't make the problem go away...

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...