Debbie Schlussel makes a great point about the polygamy and rituals of the religious group seized in Texas and the same behaviors (and worse) in Islam—-
When I saw the report on the Texas compound I couldn’t put my finger on why it bothered me (other than the fact that what seems to have went on there is abhorrent).
But I did have a flash of wonder in my mind if all cults and religious sects would have been treated the same in this country….I think my thought was completed and my answer came in Schlussel’s post:
Press accounts have said that the kids, particularly the girls, need to be “deprogrammed” from this religion, and that it is abusive, polygamist, and unconscionable in its “rapist” behavior toward young teens. Oh, and they dress in quaint, modest clothing. Can you imagine hearing representatives from the state saying this about say, a certain religion whose name begins with an “I” and ends with an “M”, with an “S-L-A” in the middle?:
Now, if the state gets its way, hundreds of children could be put in foster homes, in what could be a wrenching cultural adjustment that may require intensive counseling.”What they are up against is having to deprogram an entire community.”
The story is dominating the news, unlike another religion that regularly does the same thing in far greater numbers all over America, and all over the world.
While I agree with all of that–that the behavior and conduct is wrong, you could say the exact same thing about another compound dominated by an extremist religion whose middle-aged men have multiple wives, have sex and kids with underaged women, and are “programmed” to be abused. The compound is called “Dearbornistan” and the religion is Islam
She has some interesting points regarding Islamization of Dearborn and the respect that Sharia law seems to have gained there. Read the complete post here.
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