yea, Sharia law is a bitch, aint it.
Right. And certainly don't forget the 'family values' types who believe their their god should be setting the rules down here.
All it would take is a change in the zoning of that area and the Mosque is no more so you can't say nothing can be done.
And we'll grandfather in the OTB and the strip joint? Or what? Kick'em out?
You seem to jump to different sides of things depending on your opinion.
I've only rendered one opinion: It's in terrible taste, but not much that can be done about it. Incidentally: stupidest statement ever. Of course I argue my opinion.
When Obama became President everyone seemed back then to have the power to change things, now all of a sudden you seem to think they don't.
What are you talking about? I've never said any of that. I've said on at least one occasion that there were 3 reasons I nodded Obama:
1. Selfish: he's a hometown guy and around here, we tend to take care.
2. He's a sox fan (He really is, but this wasn't one of the reasons - I just say it because it pisses wingers off)
3. His opposition with a 5000 year old man from Arizona and a vice president from.....Alaska.
How is it that people like you can so carelessly have 2 points of views on the same thing and push one or the other at any time depending on your own agenda?
How is it that people like you can project perceptions? I haven't had 2 points of view.
what makes you think such a concept as Shariah Law would not be, to a certain extent, be acceptesd over here since we are trying to form better relationships with Muslims,
You'd have to define 'a certain extent'.
Obviously, take your extremes out of the discussion and assume whatever degree would ever rear it's obnoxious head would be watered down. At it's high point, I'd imagine you're talking something like one of the suburbs over here that has an extremely large population of orthodox jewish folks. By orthodox, I mean little o not big O (although it could be big O, I have no idea) They largely maintain their customs, dress, etc. just based on being a majority in that area. Anybody can live there, but hope you like shopping kosher. That's of course internal enforcement of their beliefs and assuming those beliefs are reasonable---w/ev.
The other side of that---a more temperate flavor would be what Christian fundamentalists do, in that they create squawkbox organizations and try to drum up support to make their beliefs law. When they start to lose or evolve enough, they'll do just like the fundies and cook up psuedo science. I would assume that whatever talking points they cook up on the agreeable issues would ultimately match what the Christians would be saying.
And so what? They're going to lose anyway. But that's just it: they're just religious kooks. They're either the benign keep-to-themselves kind in the former or the pain in the ass kind in the latter. and we already have both.
Although, admittedly I do occasionally surf through the news from places with large muslim populations to see if any of that (the latter) shit is starting. There's a poor suburb near Chicago and sometimes when we go to visit I'll read the news out of Dearborn.