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Anticlericalism is not about preventing theocracy, it's about pushing religious influence out of the secular state and the secular public space. Theocracy is only the most pernicious form of religious influence in the public space, not the only one.

If you don't agree with pushing religious influence out of the public sphere, then that's alright. What's not alright is pretending that pushing religion out of the public sphere is a race issue just because the religion du jour is a minority religion.

(As an aside, 1 % is lowballing the figure, at least for EU-15.)

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Thu Jan 3rd, 2013 at 02:21:16 PM EST
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