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I am not good at extended snark. The last two sentences are intentionally provocative (I was trying to find an interpretation for why some people find the headscarf repugnant, almost viscerally so.), but I was perfectly serious everywhere else. The rest doesn't really go beyond what Benedict said (except for the slavery part, which is purely rhetorical and not necessary for the argument, since one definition of slavery is absence of freedom).

As I said in another response, I don't buy Benedict's linking the argument here to the idea that Islam is inherently more violent than Christianity.

A bomb, H bomb, Minuteman / The names get more attractive / The decisions are made by NATO / The press call it British opinion -- The Three Johns

by Alexander on Tue Jan 16th, 2007 at 07:53:44 PM EST
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