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Old 11-12-2005, 12:56 PM   #16
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maybe there's some truth to the idea that disaffected young Muslim men in Europe are right now more susceptible to being encouraged to separate themselves and view themselves as outsiders. I don't know. I think it's ignorant to call this the "french intifada" or whatever...but it seems like many of the children of Muslim immigrants to Europe feel caught between cultures, and discrimination only pushes them away.

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Old 11-13-2005, 02:13 AM   #17
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Originally posted by BonoVoxSupastar

But we love our conspiracy theories. Especially when we can bash someone else's religion why we're at it.

It's quite discusting.
Because we've never seen conspiracy threads about Christianity in FYM...

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Old 11-13-2005, 04:08 AM   #18
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hey nathan, you be the first to defend rev. robertson.

go on, i dare you.
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Old 11-13-2005, 10:57 AM   #19
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Originally posted by verte76
Most of these rioters were born in France. Their parents or maybe grandparents are immigrants. So they're Arabic, but they also are French citizens. It's not enough to simply state that they are Muslim because they are not only members of that religion, they are French by birth and familiarity. They have dual identities. Few Americans have dual citizenship so it's not something we understand easily.
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Old 11-14-2005, 11:56 AM   #20
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I guess we cannot discuss what we should not be discussing.
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Originally posted by nbcrusader
I guess we cannot discuss what we should not be discussing.

was there something to discuss in the first place?

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Old 11-14-2005, 12:22 PM   #22
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It is so much easier to point the fingers at the religion as the cause than to look at the root cause.

I would say this, compare it to the Rodney King riots, this is a whole bunch tamer.

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