Skip to comments.Religious Freedom in Peril
Posted on 07/09/2014 9:15:52 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
A Sudanese court in May sentences a Christian woman married to an American to be hanged, after first being lashed 100 times, after she refuses to renounce her Christian faith.
Muslim extremists in Iraq demand that Christians pay a tax or face crucifixion, according to the Iraqi government.
In Malaysia, courts ban some non-Muslims from using the word Allah.
In country after country, Islamic fundamentalists are measuring their own religious devotion by the degree to which they suppress or assault those they see as heretics, creating a human rights catastrophe as people are punished or murdered for their religious beliefs.
This is a sensitive area Im wading into here, I realize. Islam-haters in America and the West seize upon incidents like these to denounce Islam as a malignant religion of violence, while politically correct liberals are reluctant say anything for fear of feeding bigotry. Yet there is a real issue here of religious tolerance, affecting millions of people, and we should be able to discuss it.
Ive been thinking about this partly because of the recent murder of a friend, Rashid Rehman, a courageous human rights lawyer in Multan, Pakistan. Rashid, a Muslim, had agreed to defend a university lecturer who faced the death penalty after being falsely accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad. This apparently made Rashid a target as well, for two men walked into his office and shot him dead.
No doubt the killers thought themselves pious Muslims. Yet such extremists do far more damage to the global reputation of Islam than all the worlds Islamophobes put together.
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Meanwhile the NY Times doesn’t approve of religious freedom in this country
The New York times!!!!I’m really shocked to hear this from them. Maybe some people are waking up.
“This is a sensitive area Im wading into here, I realize. Islam-haters in America and the West seize upon incidents like these to denounce Islam as a malignant religion of violence, while politically correct liberals are reluctant say anything for fear of feeding bigotry.”
He admits liberals try to white wash Isalmic atrocities.
Kristoff as a columnist has greatly disappointed me because he is knowledgeable in many areas to know better, yet he toes the liberal PC line fully, and then some.
Many years ago, before he wrote political columns, he wrote some excellent pieces regarding history or Chinese politics.
He has sold his soul, or perhaps he was always like this.
Welcome to the party, pal.
The Moslems are only eliminating the freedom of Christians, so liberals in this country are perfectly copacetic with that...