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Islam vs. Freedom of Religion

Reader comment on item: [The Issue of Compulsion in Religion:] Islam is What Its Followers Make of It

Submitted by Arlinda DeAngelis (United States), Sep 28, 2004 at 23:22

Please be kind enough to tell me if the Qu'ran and/or the Sharia promulgates religious tolerance, then what is an "infidel"? If the Qu'ran promulgates, inspires or even suggests religious tolerance, why are Christians and Jews forbidden entry into Mecca? If Islam is defined by religious tolerance and freedom, why are there no synagogues and churches in Islamic countries? If Islam is so tolerant of religious freedom, why are non Islamic women forced to cover themselves as must Islamic women?

What freedoms does the the Qu'ran and/or the Sharia mandate?

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