In Sweden, the new world struggle against fundamentalist politics continues. The largest Muslim group in Sweden is demanding complete separaration from liberal society, the inculcation of sexist legal norms, and the de facto partition of the country into a zone for the faithful and a zone for the infidels:
The proposals include allowing imams into state (public) schools to give Muslim children separate lessons in Islam and their parents' native languages. The letter also said that boys and girls should have separate swimming lessons and that divorces between Muslims should be approved by an imam.
The government has issued a strong statement refusing any such thing. But as Muslim populations grow, and as many segments of them continue to fight against the basic safeguards for equality and freedom in the West, it seems to me that the government should go one step further. It should propose that those who do indeed wish to live under Sharia can do so - in a Muslim country. Offer the extremists a subsidy, and a plane ticket back to paradise. If people want to live in a theocracy, let them. But leave our freedoms alone.
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