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Thread: Dutch right-winger Geert Wilders wins challenge against British ban

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    Re: Dutch right-winger Geert Wilders wins challenge against British ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Amr ibn Ubayd View Post
    That was the point I made in one of my earlier posts ITT:

    That's understandable. Like certain leaders of past, he appeals to his followers' emotions and irrational prejudices. He attempts to stir anti-Islamic by encouraging the association of Islamic teachings with terrorist acts... if he attempted to demonstrate that Islam was a dangerous religion by putting forth cool-headed and rational arguments, he'd have my ear.
    It would go to far to tell you what problems we have and how our government has been failing to deal with these problems. It's a mixed bag, he says the dumbest things but he's also right on few sensitive isseus.

    Similarly, it isn't especially difficult to see that the motivations behind the mistreatment of these groups are not purely religious. Wilders and his ilk would have us believe that every crime perpetrated by a Muslim was committed out of religious devotion.
    I understand your sentiment but I don't share it. Wilders argues that Islam could use an enlightenment. Only to follow it by suggesting we bann the Qu'ran and tax the veil. I know, it's not very enlightened. I agree with Wilders when it comes to identifying the problems, I oppose his 'solutions' though.

    Why wouldn't I have a problem with him? His claim is that they kill because they have the Qur'an in their hands.

    I agree; see my quoted post above.

    No, I don't.
    I have a bigger problem with people who kill in the name of their religion than one misguided indivual. You als have to consider the fact that Wilders been living in prisons because of the death threats he gets. I can understand why muslims dislike him, but the aggression towards him only proves him right.

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    Re: Dutch right-winger Geert Wilders wins challenge against British ban

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    People are prevented in coming to the US because of the answers. Got AIDS.. forget it. Got the wrong name, forget it. Also people needing to be in New York for a business deal the next day, have a bit of a problem if they have to know beforehand that they are going to New York the next day. I read that New York alone has lost billions in business due to the entrance issues. And it is relative EASY for Europeans to go to the US.. if you are not from a country part of the visa waiver program.. then it is near impossible to get access quickly.

    And less free.. no brainer.. cant be free if you have to give up very personal information to gain entry to the country can it now. Remember not only do you have to give the US the information on the site, but as a standard your financial information and other information is shared by European countries on request by the US. So the US could very well know my financial state before I land in the US. I remember that there was a huge bust up back in the day, because the Bush administration also wanted sexual orientation as part of that information.. that was denied.

    So yes, it is far less free for an European going to the US than an American coming to Europe. We dont demand personal information or bio metric data or require you announce that you are coming days in advance.

    And yes it is an over reaction by the US.
    Ya well it's far easier to become a U.S. citizen than a citizen of Denmark. I think that would make us more free than making someone fill out some extra forms to go on vacation.

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    Re: Dutch right-winger Geert Wilders wins challenge against British ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Mass protests dont consitute outrage?
    There aren't any mass protests against Islamic terrorism.
    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Interpreting the constitution is the sole job of the SCOTUS. That is what they are there for.
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Ok...where does Article 3 of The Constitution say interpret?

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