"It is written in the eternal constitution that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." - Edmund Burke
Yes, what is wrong with Islam as a state religion?
Why do you think i left?
Im in my 20's and what happened in Somalia/Somaliland 17+ years ago ...
There are western laws in Somaliland. If i wanted to, i could walk around in jeans or heels and not get stoned to death. Female abuse is dealt with, circumcision has been almost eradicated. The only country in that region without debt to the west and no corruption. All accomplished with Islam being the state religion and aspects of Sharia in place. What is not to love about my home country?
Besides, im too attached to UK weather. I can't handle the heat of E Africa. Maybe when im older and i have a few kids i'll take them back
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Let them kill each other! Why should we get involved in these matters, when they will resolve themselves in time?
Rwanda and Darur wasn't/isn't about two groups fighting each other its about one group slaughtering the other. What kind of human beings are we to just look the other way?
You say its "throwing lives away"? I say its doing the right thing for the right reasons.
Standing up for those who cant is part of the American fabric but don't you worry none you and many others will never be placed in harms way. You have to serve your country before that can happen.
The only difference between us is that I am okay with that.
You're right, I will not be in harm's way because of the efforts of yourself and your brother Marines. But part of the reason that you are so effective at protecting our country is that we do not throw your lives away, protecting the lives of people we have no interest in.
No one cares because IOF (Its Only Africa). But as a Marine and a human being I'm not ok with just standing by.
It goes against three words.
Honor, Courage, and Commitment.
And last with thoughts like yours why should we help anyone in need, say like after a disaster? How did helping those in the 2004 title wave serve our interests?
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