The discussions on peace, love and tolerance in Islam seemed to be going so well, until ...
Everything is connected. You can't tell me that an ideology that endorses this unnecessary cruelty, and blocks attempts to stop it, does not also generically inculcate a mindset of violence and brutality.
It is wierd how the animal welfare groups distance themselves from this barbarity, perhaps due to political correctness, in the same way feminists seem to think there is nothing wrong with fgm and honour killings etc?
On an unrelated point when I was a student I joined the SWP. They believe Stalin hijacked Trotsk'ys idea of an international revolution, that Stalin corrupted the 'workers state' although it was the Bolshevicks who took over the factories and not the workers. Anyhow, the SWP behind the UAF believe in Lenin and Trots ideas, they in 1918 exstinguished all religious groups killing thousands (Marx being an atheist), What an unholy hypocritical alliance, that this group has no genuine belief in religion yet Islam is a course worthy of fighting for. The Islamists at least recognise they are in a league with infidels (ie trot, anarchist groups etc) and if ever successful will turn on them with glee!
Anyhow hope all is well and things looking interesting in America
Most Western societies are based on Secular Democracy, which itself is based on the concept that the open marketplace of ideas leads to the optimum government. Whilst that model has been very successful, it has defects. The 4 Freedoms address 4 of the principal vulnerabilities, and gives corrections to them.
At the moment, one of the main actors exploiting these defects, is Islam, so this site pays particular attention to that threat.
Islam, operating at the micro and macro levels, is unstoppable by individuals, hence: "It takes a nation to protect the nation". There is not enough time to fight all its attacks, nor to read them nor even to record them. So the members of 4F try to curate a representative subset of these events.
We hope that free nations will wake up to stop the threat, and force the separation of (Islamic) Church and State. This will also allow moderate Muslims to escape from their totalitarian political system.
The 4 Freedoms
These 4 freedoms are designed to close 4 vulnerabilities in Secular Democracy, by making them SP or Self-Protecting (see Hobbes's first law of nature). But Democracy also requires - in addition to the standard divisions of Executive, Legislature & Judiciary - a fourth body, Protector of the Open Society (POS), to monitor all its vulnerabilities (see also Popper). 1. SP Freedom of Speech Any speech is allowed - except that advocating the end of these freedoms 2. SP Freedom of Election Any party is allowed - except one advocating the end of these freedoms 3. SP Freedom of Movement The government can import new voters - except where that changes the political demographics (i.e. electoral fraud by means of immigration) 4. SP Freedom from Over-spending
People should not be charged for government systems which they reject, and which give them no benefit. For example, the government cannot pass a debt burden across generations (25 years).
An additional Freedom from Religion is be deducible by equal application of law: "Religious and cultural activities are exempt from legal oversight - except where they intrude into the public sphere (Res Publica)"