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britneyandjamielynnspears.jpgOops, I did it. But I hope I don’t do it again. Never did I anticipate a reason for posting this photo. I’ll happily return it to Popcorn Nation if they ask, but I think they have enough to suffice already.

But the reason I have these young gals up here is to point out that all cultures are not created equal. I don’t know how many times I have heard about how our Christian based culture is flawed or at least not the beat all end all and that we need to explore, accept and embrace other world cultures. And I hear very often from many sitting to my left, that our culture is the worst. And while I will say that Christianity is the beat all end all faith, I won’t go so far as to say that our culture is the beat all end all culture. I will say that it clearly beats the Islamic faith/culture hands down and the Britney sisters are poster kids for this fact.

Britney’s dancing, dress and underwear forgetfulness are well documented in our culture. No links provided. And now her 16 year old teen icon sister is pregnant. Many, including myself, are applauding her for her decision to keep her child. But, how to interpret what kind of role model she was, is and is yet to be is quite mind boggling to think about. Praise her for not aborting the child? Pan her for not using birth control? Or did she? When will her pregnant teen fashion line come out? How many teens will she inspire to get pregnant? When will she be on Oprah?

Some heavy handers in our nation our calling for statutory rape charges against the 18 year old father of the child. While others are saying to leave him alone. But no where, I’ll repeat that, no where, in the media coverage have I heard of anyone talking about punishing Jamie Spears. No lashes, no prison time and certainly no death sentence. And I say WHY?

Just recently our Congress recognized Islam as one of the great religions and if you believe that, then why not follow their example in the case of Jamie Spears?

Thousands of women in Iran have already been warned this year for their “un-Islamic dress” such as wearing tight, short coats and skimpy headscarves.

“These women and their husbands and their fathers must die,” said Hassani, who is the representative of the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in eastern Azerbaijan.

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Should we accept that crime and punishment into our culture? If short coats and skimpy head scarves warrant death for women, their husbands and their fathers, then my condolences to the Spears family. Or consider this situation.

(CBS/AP) A gang-rape victim who was sentenced to six months in prison and 200 lashes for being alone with a man not related to her was pardoned by the Saudi king after the case sparked rare criticism from the United States, the kingdom’s top ally.

Al-Sheik said Abdullah was the only official who could issue a pardon, and he did so despite the government’s view that the Saudi legal system was “honest” and “fair.”

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How about a culture, religion and legal system where the victim is punished? And even though a pardon occurred in this case, the law stands as honest and fair in their eyes. Certainly not in mine. I’m sure there are those who say these situations don’t represent the true Islam and maybe they truly believe it, but I still say it’s bologna. These happened in Saudi Arabia and Iran, a couple of leading Islamic nations.

Get real, this is not a culture we need to accept into our nation with open arms. I’m not against all Islamic people. I’m sure many adherents feel it is truly a religion of peace and do not condone these types of punishments. I welcome the peaceful Muslims who openly reject this type of violence.

But for many Muslims sharia law and terror against non-Muslims is not only accepted, but preferred.  I say they let them keep it, just don’t bring it here, because it has no place in America.

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