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Friday, October 07, 2005

the latest mark steyn is point on, as usual

I found myself behind a car in Vermont, in the US, the other day; it had a one-word bumper sticker with the injunction "COEXIST". It's one of those sentiments beloved of Western progressives, one designed principally to flatter their sense of moral superiority. The C was the Islamic crescent, the O was the hippie peace sign, the X was the Star of David and the T was the Christian cross. Very nice, hard to argue with. But the reality is, it's the first of those symbols that has a problem with coexistence. Take the crescent out of the equation and you wouldn't need a bumper sticker at all. Indeed, coexistence is what the Islamists are at war with; or, if you prefer, pluralism, the idea that different groups can rub along together within the same general neighbourhood. There are many trouble spots across the world but, as a general rule, even if one gives no more than a cursory glance at the foreign pages, it's easy to guess at least one of the sides: Muslims v Jews in Palestine, Muslims v Hindus in Kashmir, Muslims v Christians in Nigeria, Muslims v Buddhists in southern Thailand, Muslims v (your team here). Whatever one's views of the merits on a case by case basis, the ubiquitousness of one team is a fact.

the above is a quote from mark steyn's latest op-ed piece from the Australian

as always, he makes you think,and nod your head in agreement. check it out. i'll be back later to expound on this during the rummi-damn period of muslim fasting


Blogger WillyShake said...

Well said, shipmate--thanks!

10/11/05, 4:04 AM  
Blogger Edvardicus said...

My only comment on that is that the christian T isn't all that different. Look at the conflict over Northern Ireland if you need any confirmation. Also, the christian fundamentalists who in their muzzy bellied superiority (evolution deniers) are as bad as the Muslims.
Otherwise this is pretty close to an absolute truth. Religion has been the greatest source of conflict and death since the dawn of man.

10/15/05, 10:08 AM  

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