'Tolerance' is a two-way street

'Tolerance' is a two-way street

There are 4 comments on the www.japantimes.co.jp story from Oct 3, 2012, titled 'Tolerance' is a two-way street. In it, www.japantimes.co.jp reports that:

In his Sept. 30 letter, "Article that showcases tolerance," Muhammad Abu Yousuf thanks The Japan Times for the Sept. 26 article reporting that a Muslim prayer room has opened in a Sapporo mall.

I respect Yousuf's right to believe in Almighty God. And I don't have a problem with shopping malls providing him with a prayer room. But the "tolerance" he mentions is a two-way street ...

Join the discussion below, or Read more at www.japantimes.co.jp.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Oct 3, 2012
from japantimes:

"We must tolerate Islam and other belief systems, but we have no obligation to follow Islam's prohibitions or to force those prohibitions on the public with Draconian censorship and blasphemy laws. Islam is one worldview, and it needs to learn to coexist with others."

The entire letter is only 3 short graphs that reads like haiku.

“Freedom, NOT islam.”

Since: Feb 11

Birmingham UK

#2 Oct 3, 2012
Great post mate. I agree.....tollerance IS a two way street, but..........how on earth will the mussies understand that?
Anything that doesnt fit their 'template' is evil or illegal.

Since: May 08


#3 Oct 6, 2012
Japanese have the best of intentions, but Muslim demand will be for more and more.

They will be sorry in the long run.

Japan made a big mistake by signing an agreement with Indonesia whereby (Muslim) Indonesian care personnel will come to Japan. I have already seen the headscarves...
Fat Jack

Van Nuys, CA

#4 Oct 7, 2012
LOL. Jackass Joe lecturing to us about tolerance.

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