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American Thinker

For at least the past decade, and perhaps longer, the nations of the West have treated jihadists and radical Islamists (which groups count for many more Muslims than most Americans care to admit) with an inordinate level of respect so as not to “offend” them.

The first thing that should be considered is that no one is entitled to “respect.”  “Respect” must be earned, just as “trust” must be earned.  One might argue that “courtesy” can be demanded, but to demand “respect” and “trust” is insulting to those from whom the fulfillment of the demand is required.

The second thing that should be noted is that Western nations define the word “respect” differently from the way Islamic nations do.  Based on observed historical example, dominant strict Islamic nations recognize only abject subjugation, known as dhimmitude, as a display of respect.  Any attempt to sustain independence from their control is viewed as being disrespectful of, if not blasphemous to, their religious sensitivities.

Third, behavior by strict adherents of Islamic doctrine in areas of personal interactions among themselves makes providing any level of respect — much less giving them what they view as proper levels of respect — nearly impossible.

How can non-Muslins respect a man who will murder his own daughters for the unforgivable sin of disagreement with his edicts when such disagreement might cause him the slightest embarrassment within his own culture?  (His own culture being defined as the culture of his birth, not the culture of his current nation of residence.)   We can offer such a man a modicum of courtesy, but has he earned our respect?

How can Westerners respect a family that effectively forces a daughter to marry against her will?  One might offer polite words wishing for the future happiness of the two parties to the marriage as a courtesy, but how much respect is due to the family who would do this to their own child?

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  1. Diann

    November 26th, 2012

    You know what? I’m sick and tired of being FORCED to show respect for other people’s cultures when at the same time having to be ashamed of my own (yes, we do have a culture here in the USA). Obama can go out and say that we are bitter clingers who are fearful of people who are different from us. Nobody ever says, “You know, we shouldn’t say such things against the American culture; we really need to learn to respect and appreciate the culture of Americans.”

    I’ll tell you what, once you folks with your cultures start acting like I, as an American, also have a culture worthy of respect, I’ll consider doing the same for you. In the meantime, go f*ck yourselves.

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  2. F.D.R. in Hell

    November 26th, 2012

    Moslems and Respect…

    :-) :evil :-)

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  3. F.D.R. in Hell

    November 26th, 2012

    :-) :evil: :-)

    (give the Devil his due)

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  4. MM

    November 26th, 2012

    “moslem culture”???

    Yamean mandating women wearing monitoring devices or they aren’t allowed to drive or wiping their asses with their left hand or fucking sheep or hanging homosexuals or pushing stone walls over on them or death to the jooos or no tolerance for other religions…

    Yamean that culture?

    Fuck moslems-if we had half a fucking brain cell left, we would immediately stop ALL moslems from emigrating here and put CAIR and the like on terrorist watch lists and the first seditious act from them, drop kick all their asses back to Saudi Arabia.

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  5. persecutor

    November 26th, 2012

    Why is it always required that we respect, tolerate, or accept? If the politically correct want to be dhimmis, then fine, let them be that way–that’s not the path I choose to take.

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  6. persecutor

    November 26th, 2012

    Diann, we bitter clingers have a response to that BS–molon labe!

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  7. MADJACK

    November 26th, 2012

    Respect for these goat humping, woman raping, child molesting barbarians??? Maybe with a nuclear weapon.

    PISS ON ISLAM, PISS ON MUSLIMS, PISS ON THE CUR-AN! :mad:

    Let me repeat!

    PISS ON ISLAM, PISS ON MUSLIMS, PISS ON THE CUR-AN! :mad:

    Let me repeat!

    PISS ON ISLAM, PISS ON MUSLIMS, PISS ON THE CUR-AN! :mad:

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  8. Racist

    November 26th, 2012

    I can scarcely imagine a “culture” more worthy of being despised and extinguished! I would love to take revenge for all the daughters that have destroyed by their own family. Although, it would most likely make a monster out of me by the time I finished because I would relish the looks of horror and agony on their faces on their faces…

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  9. Carlos The Jackal

    November 26th, 2012

    As Americans, we view PERSONAL FREEDOM as the highest goal of mankind.
    So we’re supposed to have respect for slavery to Baal?

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  10. Unneutral

    November 26th, 2012

    @MADJACK
    I’d like to add;
    Piss on all liberals that think we should tolerate the repugnant Muslims.

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  11. grayscape

    November 26th, 2012

    I have zero respect for the primitive violent death cult of musloidism In fact I hate it and want it eradicated.

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  12. Shiite from Shinola

    November 26th, 2012

    Respect head bangers? Like respecting a retarded rattle snake that strikes at everything.

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  13. Tim

    November 26th, 2012

    The musselmen would have to kill their children, then every other musselman on Earth, and then themselves, to earn even my grudging respect.

    Till then, muslims are lying blasphemers who taunt God and diminish humanity.

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  14. Dano

    November 26th, 2012

    What Dianne said. Well put.

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  15. grayjohn

    November 26th, 2012

    Respect Islam? Why? I don’t give two specs of gnat shit about Islam. Respect is earned and islam can’t earn mine. Got truck loads of contempt for islam though. Truck Loads.

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