How will France's latest limitation of Muslim rights be perceived by conservative Americans?
France has made yet another move to limit the rights of Muslims by preventing Muslim school students from receiving special lunches. Will this be perceived as positive, because it limits the spread of Islam? Or negative, because it is an attack on religious expression?
Trick question! It happened outside of America and therefore is irrelevant to God or the universe.
Considering the animosity the American left feels toward any public display of Christian beliefs, I doubt there will be any imitation of the current French crack down. France has a demographic and cultural problem with it Muslim immigrants, not unlike the problems faced in Britain. Recent Muslim immigrants demonstrate no desire to adopt the tolerance of their new homes. Every summer for the past 7 or 8 years the Muslim enclaves outside Paris have become madhouses of riots, torching autos and even killing police.
Wait, none of that really happened did it, after all it didn't happen here. Sadly, snarky nastiness isn't peculiar to Americans.
I encounter a lot of conservatives who care a great deal about Christian expression, but very few who care much about religious expression. Placing restrictions on people who fall outside their realm of 'good' people will be seen positively.
The free exercise of religion is a Constitutionally protected right in America, hard for a conservative worthy of the name to argue against that. However, try teaching a class about Christianity in a public school where classes on Islam are offered.
That class is next door to the one that teaches proper care for one's alien lizard skin isn't it?
Wow, that is dastardly. A world history class that teaches about a major group of people in history. If you bothered actually reading, you'd find they also had lessons on Christianity and Jesus, Judaism, Confucianism, etc. Run for your lives!
There are conservative Americans?! Wherever they are, I'm sure most don't give a fig about what happens in France.
I think any attempts to 'limit the spread of Islam', however petty, will only have the opposite effect in the short term. What we need is open dialogue if we're to have long term harmony - and much less hysteria from the media, who stoke the fires of fear. Not all forms of terrorism are Muslim faith based.
As an American conservative I am concerned about what happens, everywhere. As for open dialogue, that is a complex matter when dealing with Muslim extremists whose starting position is "DIE INFIDEL."Hard to find common ground.
Not unlike trying to deal with Christian extremists whose starting position is pretty much the same.
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