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Voting for Freedom

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11 Nov 2011 10:12 AEST

M-D

From: PNG

thx dateline

Thanks Dateline for this story, I m Tunisian and i was glad last sunday to watch the story about my Tunisia, it s very particular, fabulous mixed society, every thing is available. ppl did the ''surprise'' revolution not to be religious, it was due to corruption and lack of freedom and unemployment, in the end enough is enough. Unfortunately, we finish with a quick metamorphose where all pretend that they r the heros. we finish with an old Islamic part that looks the only credible for the moment

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09 Nov 2011 09:59 AEST

Maria

From: Sydney

Untold story

Thanks Dateline for actually airing a story about this historic election-after all the breathless coverage of the Arab spring, most media just reported who won in Tunisia and that was it. Thanks for showing us more!

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09 Nov 2011 09:59 AEST

simon

From: Adelaide

Freedom of expression

Does the bulk of humanity believe freedom of speech is necessary to maintain a balanced view and to prevent us from being overwhelmed by biased, bigoted propaganda? "Racist" is often a term misused in Australia. How would an Indian Hindu person be treated if he/she tried to express his/her views in public in a Tunisia that practises Sharia Law? What of the treatment of sub-Saharan Africans who were killed for being in the wrong place at the wrong time in Libya? What group was being racist there?

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09 Nov 2011 09:57 AEST

Simon

From: Adelaide

Why the silence

We often hear the "moderate" Muslims say their religion is "misrepresented." They often speak of "racism" "discrimination" etc. but are usually silent about the violent fundamentalists. Obviously, criticism of Sharia can be dangerous, especially for a Muslim. Muslims believe Sharia comes from God. Those who publicly abandon the faith can be legally killed under Sharia law. I know of no other religion which treats its former practitioners in this way. Simple question - why is this necessary?

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06 Nov 2011 22:26 AEST

Simon

From: Adelaide

Sharia Law

There is something that many Muslims are unable to admit to honestly. A "true" Muslim must support one or other of the recognized schools of Sharia Law. One young lady expressed her fears of what that would mean for her. Sharia law is discriminatory against those who want freedom of expression and equal treatment under the law for all, regardless of sex, religion, sexual preference etc. True democracy requires voting at regular intervals. Once an Islamist party gets control - no more elections.

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06 Nov 2011 21:55 AEST

Free Arab

From: Melbourne

abc

The concept of Islamic law is so toxic that even that elderly Muslim women who was questioning Suad Abdel-Rahim opposed the idea of having Islamic laws.

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