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The Bogus Threat from Shariah Law

Rick 2811 Wrote: Jun 10, 2012 10:24 AM
Are you saying that Catholics of the 19th century were as radicalized as Muslims of the 21st century? Also, we'll delightfully look forward to having 4 or 5 Muslims in SCOTUS...hmm.

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...