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Submitted by susan (Italy), Sep 11, 2007 at 19:33

"That would be a good starting place. Perhaps if the Right to Convert was pushed worldwide, AND it's acceptance made a condition of trade, commerce, visas, migration etc., then we might get somewhere. Because a bit of backbone and stick is needed, rather than just fine rhetoric and feel-good statements."

the right to have any religion of your choice as well as equality of men and women, right of free thinking etc is enshrined in the declaration of human rights by UN. There is NO need for other extra laws.

There is NO muslim country that signed the UN declaration of human rights and they are not even held accountable for that. Why? they are too cool for it. How can you push the right to convert when some 50+ muslim nations are not even listening to you?

perhaps if we cut off all our financial aid, medicine, technology, tourism etc, maybe they would understand or maybe not, given the case but remember, that if you let a bully get away with everything, he will always be a bully.

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