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    Nessie

    Not a single western political analyst or published scholar attributed the 1978 revolution in Iran to religious causes at that time.

    About that...

    • http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,920918,00.html

    • http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,948893,00.html

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    No discussion of the gambling on Koshien games?

    Posted in: Fanatic fans oblivious to sleazy side of Koshien high school baseball

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    Making of nuclear bombs, biological weapons and hydrogen bomb etc. are all made by non Muslims.yeah!

    That would mean Pakistan has no nuclear weapons, which is false.

    one thing you can do is to blame Muslims for making (imaginary) Mass destruction weapon found in IRAQ by Americans.

    That would mean Muslims did NOT gas Kurds, which is false.

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    Police and rescue personnel said the three...were in a state of cardio-respiratory arrest, Fuji TV reported.

    But otherwise unharmed? They're dead; say they're dead.

    Posted in: 3 missing mountain climbers perish in Northern Alps

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    New Pew survey about Islam's problem with secularism.

    More than half of the countries with religion-related restrictions on their heads of state (17) maintain that the office must be held by a Muslim. In Jordan, for example, the heir to the throne must be a Muslim child of Muslim parents. In Tunisia, any Muslim male or female voter born in the country may qualify as a candidate for president. Malaysia, Pakistan and Mauritania also restrict their heads of state to Muslim citizens.

    Two countries, Lebanon and Andorra, require their heads of state to have a Christian affiliation. Lebanon also has a religious requirement of its prime minister, who must be a Sunni Muslim.

    Two other countries require the heads of their monarchies be Buddhist: Bhutan and Thailand. And one country, Indonesia, requires the official state belief in Pancasila to be upheld by its head of state. Indonesia is a Muslim-majority country; Pancasila is a summation of “common cultural elements” of Indonesia, including belief in God.

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    Michael H. Hart (Non Muslim), in his book The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in HistoryThe name of Mohammad(PBUH) is on First

    So? You're confusing influence with positive influence. The list includes Cortez, too, hardly illuminated company.

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    There is no concept in islam of "giving to Cesar what is Cesars".... in islam, the religious ruler (the Caliph) IS Cesar.

    This is an important point, WilliB. Jesus and Buddha had no political power. They gathered no armies. It's true that it didn't take long for Christianity and Buddhism to be corrupted to serve the political elites, but with Islam, there was not even that short grace period. It has always been a political and a religious movement.

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    Because Islam is a religion and the apostasy laws you refer to in Muslim dominant nations are non-secular rules imposed on society by governments.

    You still need to explain why it's only Muslim-majority countries that have these rules. You also need to explain the large support for these rules among large majorities in Muslim countries, and not just the government, as I documented when I posted the Pew survey results. (Did you not see the results, or are you choosing to ignore them?) And you need to explain why Muslim jurisprudence has called for death for apostates for centuries.

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    I am a little confused as to how publicizing the photo of a criminal suspect could in any way, shape or form impede a police investigation into the crime.

    Surplus of bogus info, maybe.

    Posted in: Retailer decides not to post suspected shoplifter's face online

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    waiting for a co-worker to pick him up

    He got picked-up all right.

    The stun gun suggests a failed kidnapping, no?

    Posted in: 2 suspects sought after man stabbed in residential car park

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    Mandarake should change shop name to "Usodarake" for not keeping the promise.

    How about Nusumidarake?

    Posted in: Retailer decides not to post suspected shoplifter's face online

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    That is a problem with the political situation in Maldives but you prefer to see it as a problem with Islam - that's wacky.

    This was a political matter. Apostasy laws existing elsewhere are not relevant.

    You still haven't answered why only Muslim countries have laws against apostasy. The usual dodge is to blame colonialism, but in that case we'd see anti-apostasy laws in Vietnam, India, all of South America, and scores of other post-colonial countries. But we don't. We only see them in Muslim countries. How is this NOT relevant to the question of whether peaceful coexistence with Islam (and within Islam) is possible?

    Do you or don't you think it's wacky to criminalize leaving one's religion?

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    Those you called the radicals have no religious basis to do what they are doing. They are just useful tools for those who spread anti-Islam propaganda.

    Are you saying it's a coincidence that of the 21 countries that criminalize apostasy, all 21 are Muslim-majority countries? That's quite a coincidence.

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    If Japan really wants to stir the pot, they should give it back...to S. Korea.

    It was unclear what impact including Akihito in the letter would have as, under Japan’s constitution, the emperor has no power...[A]ll imperial household property belongs to the state.

    The emperor has no official power, but it'll be a cold August in Kansai before Japan gives it back without a nod from ol' Akihito.

    Posted in: Chinese group appeals to emperor for return of 1,300-year-old artifact

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    It's only a very small percentage of Islamists that are extreme wackos

    Large majorities of Muslims in Egypt, Malaysia and Pakistan, some of the largest Muslim countries in the world, support death for apostates.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/05/01/64-percent-of-muslims-in-egypt-and-pakistan-support-the-death-penalty-for-leaving-islam/

    21 countries have laws against apostasy. Care to guess how many are Muslim?

    It is not only "a very small percentage of Islamists" that are extreme wackos, unless you think it's not wacky to criminalize leaving one's religion. In the Maldives you can lose your citizenship if you deconvert from Islam. Personally, I think it's wacky, but what do I know?

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    "Insha'Allah," for Muslims, "Trust in God" for the Christians.

    You can leave Christianity without the threat of death.

    Act better than if you were in your own country as you represent all Muslims and Islam.

    Does this mean cutting both hands off of thieves, or neither?

    Posted in: Can Islam and the Western world coexist peacefully?

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    So until when do we have the perigee-syzygy, Monaka?

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    The more pressing question is whether Muslims can co-exist which each other.

    Posted in: Can Islam and the Western world coexist peacefully?

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    Too late to bail out now?

    He did not have permission to buzz the tower and his evasive maneuvers were lacking.

    Posted in: SDF pilot arrested for taking photos up girl's skirt at train station

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    Make it tomacco seeds and you could have an invigorating drink on the side.

    Posted in: Boeing launches plan to turn tobacco into jet fuel

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