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    Re: Should the U.S. government tell a specific religion what they can teach?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Some appear to feel that the U.S. government has the right to single out Islam and say specifically what it can and cannot teach. Should the government be allowed to single out a specific religion in this way?
    You have provided zero links, sources, or facts to back any of this up. Who is telling only islam they can't teach something but allowing all the other religions to do it? I can only assume you're referring to the "hey assholes, don't incite violence" advisory that applies to every citizen in the country.
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    Re: Should the U.S. government tell a specific religion what they can teach?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    You have provided zero links, sources, or facts to back any of this up. Who is telling only islam they can't teach something but allowing all the other religions to do it? I can only assume you're referring to the "hey assholes, don't incite violence" advisory that applies to every citizen in the country.
    OK. That complaint has been stated. Here is something that I posted earlier that illustrates the problem:

    It is therefore time for the United States to make our true intentions clear. This barbaric ideology will no longer be tolerated. Islam must change or we will facilitate its self-destruction.
    That is what Lt. General Matthew Dooley was teaching at the Joint Forces Staff College.

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    Re: Should the U.S. government tell a specific religion what they can teach?

    I had a notion today. I have been trying to figure out why the leadership of IS appears to be engaging in the type of activity that assures it's destruction. But I think I may have found a possible explanation

    It is therefore time for the United States to make our true intentions clear. This barbaric ideology will no longer be tolerated. Islam must change or we will facilitate its self-destruction.
    Damn! That would be deep.

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    Re: Should the U.S. government tell a specific religion what they can teach?

    Quote Originally Posted by spangledbanner View Post
    The best thing to do is to take religion out of it. Any person encouraging violence should be arrested, Muslims included. Simples.

    To go on and on about so-called 'radical Islam' the way that the hysteriacs at Fox News do creates a McCarthyist environment and demonizes all Muslims. The best thing is to take religion out of it.
    Fox News didn't invent the term "radical Islam." To these fanatics, it is about the religion, so you can't separate it from them.

    Radical Islam in East Africa - Rand Corporation

    But I prefer Daniel Pipes' term, "Islamism," because it calls it for what it is:

    Islamism is an ideology that demands man's complete adherence to the sacred law of Islam and rejects as much as possible outside influence, with some exceptions (such as access to military and medical technology). It is imbued with a deep antagonism towards non-Muslims and has a particular hostility towards the West. It amounts to an effort to turn Islam, a religion and civilization, into an ideology.

    Distinguishing between Islam and Islamism :: Daniel Pipes
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    Re: Should the U.S. government tell a specific religion what they can teach?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Some appear to feel that the U.S. government has the right to single out Islam and say specifically what it can and cannot teach. Should the government be allowed to single out a specific religion in this way?
    No, the government shouldn't nor can tell a specific religion what they can teach. The question in this thread is akin to the threads asking "should the government force churchs to perform same sex marriages", both in it's answer and relevance.

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    Re: Should the U.S. government tell a specific religion what they can teach?

    Pretty simple: NO. Nor should any other government for that matter.

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    Re: Should the U.S. government tell a specific religion what they can teach?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    No, the government shouldn't nor can tell a specific religion what they can teach. The question in this thread is akin to the threads asking "should the government force churchs to perform same sex marriages", both in it's answer and relevance.
    You don't think it is relevant? It appears to me that there are some who actually want the government to demand that Islam change it's ideology. I tried to give an example of that kind of thinking in the U.S. military.

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    Re: Should the U.S. government tell a specific religion what they can teach?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Some appear to feel that the U.S. government has the right to single out Islam and say specifically what it can and cannot teach. Should the government be allowed to single out a specific religion in this way?
    My first thought was the Mormon church teaching polygamy. The govt can't tell the Mormon church what to teach or not teach. The govt's area is over BEHAVIOR. They cannot act on those teachings, if the behavior is against the law.

    So....an Islamic leader can teach sharia law. But the Islamists cannot PRACTICE it, if it against the law.
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    Re: Should the U.S. government tell a specific religion what they can teach?

    Quote Originally Posted by JumpinJack View Post
    My first thought was the Mormon church teaching polygamy. The govt can't tell the Mormon church what to teach or not teach. The govt's area is over BEHAVIOR. They cannot act on those teachings, if the behavior is against the law.

    So....an Islamic leader can teach sharia law. But the Islamists cannot PRACTICE it, if it against the law.
    I agree. Behavior is what we can observe and should remain the point of focus, not religious ideology.

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    Re: Should the U.S. government tell a specific religion what they can teach?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    I agree. Behavior is what we can observe and should remain the point of focus, not religious ideology.
    Agreed, provided that recruiting people or calling on them to commit terrorism falls under "behavior" too.

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