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Old 12-08-2015, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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Certainly in the West in the 60s/70s it was a very rare occurrence. In fact growing up in London at that time, I don't remember a single British Muslim woman wearing a hijab as a matter of course, Now it's commonplace. I don't know about Tripoli but in Beirut and Tehran mini skirts and make-up were the order of the day.

Tripoli was burka city. Saw it everyday. Funny how you remember things from 50+ years ago but lose your keys after walking in the house.
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Old 12-08-2015, 09:53 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I think the point is that in many parts of the world, obviously more so in the West, Islam was far more secularized - as the norm. In the last 15 years or so, there's been a regression toward unsecularized religiosity.
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Old 12-08-2015, 09:56 PM
 
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I think the point is that in many parts of the world, obviously more so in the West, Islam was far more secularized - as the norm. In the last 15 years or so, there's been a regression toward unsecularized religiosity.
As the Muslim numbers grow, so will their regression from supposedly secular ideals.
As Muslim population grows, what can happen to a society? | Examiner.com
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Old 12-08-2015, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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I'll let him explain it to you.
Translation:

I got nothin'. And yes, I'm frightened by black people, people with tattoos and long hair because there have been incidents where they've shot people.
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Old 12-08-2015, 10:42 PM
 
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These 2 girls are not so innocent. Funny how they get mad at one person saying how they feel, however this man was not yelling it nor disrupting other diners. Most probably never knew it happened till the one girl went and confronted the man and stirred the pot, which she apparently is good at.

However, these 2 are part of a group at UT that disrupt speakers, protest often, etc. They refused to even try to have a sit down dialogue with the visiting professor from Stanford that they intertupted.

They want their cake and want to eat it as well. More of a do as I say and not as I do type. Here is just one story from that incident. There are many more.

The Jewish Press Students Want UT Prof Fired for Disrupting Their Anti-Israel Disruption [video]
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Old 12-08-2015, 10:46 PM
 
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What we have the right to do is often very different than what we should do. The college hippies had the right to say horrible things to Vietnam Vets when they came back from the war. Should they have done so? In my opinion no, but the government has no business telling people what they can/can't say or think.

Also, just because someone has the right to say something doesn't mean there won't be consequences. The government can't prosecute speech, but people can still feel consequences through work, family, friends, etc.
Or through people going to the news to tell others what happened to them...
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Old 12-08-2015, 10:47 PM
 
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Part of religious belief doesn't mean that should be accepted here.
Part of muslim belief is a 70 year old man can marry 10 year old girl.
Should we allow that here?
Should they bring their belief and impose it where it's not welcomed?
Because wearing a head scarf is the same thing as marrying a ten year old.
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Old 12-08-2015, 10:49 PM
 
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People like you who believe we should be forced to live with people we don't want to live with. Things like this are what separate countries are for.
LIVE WITH?!

You aren't living with anyone you didn't choose to!

FYI - Once you step outside your front door, the world at large is not your living quarters!!!
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Old 12-08-2015, 10:50 PM
 
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Yet if someone wears or flies certain things like say the image of the confederate flag the whole frigging country is offended, merchandise pulled from the shelves, TV shows canceled people fired.


I ****ing hate the Confederate flag but I support your right to wear it and fly it.
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Old 12-08-2015, 10:51 PM
 
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You just don't get it do you? Thankfully, few side with you.
What don't I get?

Yes, we should always base our opinions on what the majority thinks. How very mature.
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