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Response to Donald Ian Rankin (Reply #11)

Mon Oct 6, 2014, 04:30 AM

12. For example the argument he makes regarding women's status


Basically his position amounts to sying, "oh sure there are laws protecting women, but abuses still happen!"

Well, of course they do. Laws don't prevent crime, they simply provide the structure to punish it once committed. This amounts to a distortion of facts.

Further, as pointed out before, he aims at one Indonesian province, which has allowed hte option of islamic legal systems, which are still subservient to the greater Indonesian court system , and tried to characterize 2.5 billion people by his own assumptions of what this must mean.

he uses illegal child abuse in Turkey to characterize these 2.5 billion people further.

Essentially, it's another laundry list of local problems and situations that are then being used to characterize the whole of the world that has a common belief that Mohammed was the last prophet of god. Sort of like using the practices and policies of Israel, and hte scriptures of the Old testament, to characterize Jews around the world.

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