I didn't say it was happening in the U.S., and nothing. Well it does, but it would be more foreign policy than domestic issues. Don't pretend it doesn't frequently happen elsewhere. I am not saying America is perfect it isn't, but that doesn't mean I have to apologize to theocratic states. I would quite literally rather lose my head.
I do approve of an ideology test, but probably not the one trump is thinking of.
If you are insinuating I was off topic ok. But you know I am not a ra ra keep the immigrants out person. I never have been, or at least I would think you would know that.
If you don't that is not me.
The only ideological test that should be imposed in my opinion are
1. Free speech
2. Sepperation of church and state
I would impose it on anyone coming here. The rest I welcome.
I do not think all things are equal, and I will not pretend I do. Because I am quite proud of secular enlightenment values. Even if those are probably not the most representative values of the nation. They where the principle on which it was founded.
Also if you are implying I am off topic perhaps I missed the response to the post I was quoting? I have my opinions on such things, and that includes the faux denial of extremism. That doesn't make it a majority, but a significant enough minority can cause problems for everyone.
All of this most likely puts me on an island. Been there before, I like the coconuts.
As I said I am used to being on ideological islands. As I have no ideology, and I try not to pick a trench.
It doesn't make my judgment perfect far from it, but it does make it mine. Yes so I have an opinion, and yes everybody has one. I have my values, and when others conflict with them such as Islamic theocracies I feel no need to apologize about that. I must stress the word that.
It is no secret to any one who knows me I do not value religion, and honestly I think some current Islamic extremists are the perfect example of why I am secular.
I love many deeply religious people, but that doesn't mean I don't see problems with religion. For that matter I see no problem criticizing it. I see little compunction about criticizing Christian zealots, so I fail to see the logic in defending zealots of other denominations.