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  •  @HBuddy (1+ / 0-)
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    You say:

    Your effort to sound non-judgmental has rendered you a clown.
    Firstly, there is no need for name calling. It's unnecessary and offensive.

    I am most certainly judgmental about many Sharia Laws. If you read my diary and comments you will see this. That is why I wrote this diary --to expose some of the laws I feel are barbaric -- and show how they try to silence women/girls and step on basic human rights (including choice of sexuality) around the world. At the same time I do not condemn all Islamic religion. That would be like taking some of the ridiculous or dated passages from the Bible and assuming they describe all of Christianity. There is no all or nothing to any religion.

    You say:

    And did you compare the struggle for women to get free contraceptives here in America to the plight of women living under sharia? Yes, yes you did.
    No, no, I did not. You have twisted my words. Did you read the entire paragraph? I was making a point that there is no comparison when it comes to extreme Sharia laws.


    I said:

    We have some pretty bad laws here, especially those restricting and demeaning women's reproductive rights and laws that do not adequately protect women from domestic violence or rape/sexual assault. Fortunately, we don't have to worry about being publicly flogged for fornication,  or worry about being stoned for having children out of wedlock or being falsely accused of adultery.
    In reading the comments in this thread, the words and opinions of many, including yours, have been twisted, and accusations have been wrongly made in haste to make an argument. Ironically, there seems to be a a common agreement here.

    You're preaching to the choir.

    I believe I need to stick to writing my diaries and moving on, staying out of my own comment threads. There will be people who agree and disagree --and some will disagree disrespectfully. As long as I do my best to write from a place of honesty, I need not defend my stance.

    In the face of darkness - be the light.

    by Leslie Salzillo on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 01:38:38 PM PDT

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    •  You're right, Leslie, (2+ / 0-)
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      I'm splitting hairs. We are on the same side. And I would like to retract the clown comment. :) sorry.

      There's plenty of work to do all over and here I am harassing you about a simile. Have a good night.  

      I'm afraid that my signature won't match the mood of my comment.

      by heybuddy on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 04:04:38 PM PDT

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      •  Thank you, HeyBuddy. Apology Accepted (1+ / 0-)
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        I have seen your passion throughout this thread and have no doubt we stand together on any kind of cruel human oppression - by any religion.

        In the face of darkness - be the light.

        by Leslie Salzillo on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 04:17:10 PM PDT

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