What you just described is a religion. You just disagree with it for profit.
You make a bald statement that Islam is not a religion and somehow it it the obligation of the Scene to prove that it is? How astonishing. A set of beliefs that millions have recognized as a religion for hundreds of years is not a religion because you say so.
But, of course, you are an authority because you have written a book. A book that, conveniently enough, you advertise here in your commentary. Do you often surf the web to see anything about Islam so that you can authenticate your argument with an advertisement?
The fact that Islam involves people praying to a god that they say is the same god to whom Christians and Jews pray is unpersuasive to you?
Perhaps you ought to consider that disagreeing with what you suppose to be the tenets of Islam is a different thing than understanding that a set of beliefs practiced (or attempted to be practiced) by a group of people can qualify as a religion.
Somehow, I suspect that you have other motives than reasoned argument for your assertions.
Bless your heart.
One of the points of having the First Amendment is that NO religion is officially recognized by any government. That, you see, would be the government promoting one religion over another and a no no under our Constitution.
But, I bet you have already been told that.
Because when you get right down to it, the State budget is largely fixed. A certain number and kind of services need to be provided. The cost of employees rises every year because of the cost of pensions, if nothing else. Republicans have made it clear that they do not support raising taxes.
So, where do they find cuts that won't have their constituents chasing after them with pitchforks and flaming torches? Why imaginary straw men who don't look like their constituents, of course. Never mind that it won't actually save any money. They are "doing something about it"; as they will be sure to tell anyone in sight.
Mr. Klein was doing his job. That is how trials work. Attorneys represent one side or another and they do the best job they can.
Yet, you disagree with Metro on the issue and that makes it OK to make personal attacks on the attorney trying to represent Metro in the dispute.
Are we to take it as an inference that you are sincere and good because you have an inexpensive haircut? Is hair styling a viable measure of greater good in your estimation? So, would I be wonderful and a person of the people if I had a bowl cut? How about a mullet?
Oh, come on Ali999. Sniping from behind an assumed identity is so unbecoming. If you are proud enough of your mean spirited views to post them over and over and over again, you should at least let the world know who you are.
If the US had immigration laws that made any sense at all, you might have a point. Unfortunately, we do not. Visas cost an extraordinary amount of money between filing fees and attorney's fees. Visas to stay for more than a few years take even more money and years of waiting for government approvals. Mexicans in particular have a harder time, and must wait longer, than citizens from any other country.
And you ask a high school girl to go give up her life on the very uncertain potential of coming back legally. Gosh what a warm and friendly person you are.
I'm sure everyone involved in the arrest and pending deportation can be proud that they have saved this country from the horrible harm a teenage doctor wannabe might wreak. I for one feel safer.
Wait a minute. Make that angry and humiliated that my government hasn't got anything better to do than harass high school girls.
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