Is your name really James Epsilon?
I dont know, if you live in an islamic state you do have freedom, you have the freedom to tie semtex to your body and blow up anyone who does not believe in what you believe in, you have the freedom to treat women like slaves, the freedom to immigrate to other countries who have a liberal benefit systems.
So I think Islam does not curtail all freedoms.
With all these conversation about Islam, I am wondering whatever happened to Giordano?
There are two types of freedom; freedom to and freedom from.
In the west it seems that freedom to is much more important to people than freedom from.
Sharia law is to protect people from committing what they see as sins. With less religious devotion in the west, people do not want/need this protection so prefer to be able to do what they want ie. freedom to.
Also England is based on religious law which is very similar to Sharia law, afterall Christianity and Islam have far more in common than they have differences.
Thou shalt not kill
Thou shalt not steal
Aren't these the 10 commandments that apply to nearly every world religion?
Until the early 1990's it was still illegal to be a homosexaual man.. law was passed in i think 1992 that made anal sex permissible.