Of course, if either man worked for Palm Beach County, he, too, would have been fighting for his job over the past week.
Why? Such thoughts and those who think them are the remaining obstacles to the advance of Islam across the American legal and cultural scene. Unchecked and unchastened, they might lead to a deeper debate about the transformative powers of Islamic teachings and sharia (Islamic law) in America. Therefore, such thoughts and those who think them — worse, write them down on Facebook — must suffer consequences that are as unpleasant as possible so that others think twice, even thrice, before following suit. In the end, no one will think about doing so at all.
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