As far as shedding tags are concerned, Pakistan should drop the Islamic tag too? No country is perfect, the tags are what the countries want to be, some get close to achieving it some don't. France is trying to be secular, India a secular democracy, Pakistan an Islamic Republic, but none of them fit the text book definition.
Last edited by Roybot; 08-01-2012 at 09:52 PM.
When someone goes to Vatican City, they know it has Christian laws. When someone goes to KSA, they know it has Muslim laws. France claims its laws are religion-agnostic, hence it will be held to that claim.
I mean all it takes is one or two isolated incidents and suddenly everything else which are shining examples of secularism don't count. France has around 2000 Mosques, if thats not a proof enough of secularism then I don't know what is.
Going by the trend on this forum, local news are discussed too much by everyone than the more generalized and broader subject.
And ironically, none of crowd here screaming murder believes even remotely in the concept of secularism...
Besides if French Muslims feel that they have been wronged, the French consititution gives them the right to challenge and protest against it. That in my opinion is more important, laws to uphold secularism.
The Communist council did something wrong, Muslims protested, corrective measures taken and secularism upheld. Thats how things work.
Just like you can't guarantee every citizen that you will not be robbed or murdered by some criminal, similarly you can't guarantee that every step, measure taken by everyone in France is going to be secular in nature. What you can guarantee is that, if you are killed or robbed or discriminated because of your religion, then there are laws in place to give you justice.
People who dont believe in secularism themselves dont have a ground to complain regarding such 'perceived' denial to them.
the news also seem to be cooked up in certain parts
This hypocrisy in the name of Islam is very distasteful to be honest. You guys should stop using religion as a strategic tool, give your religion the respect it deserves.
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)