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INTERNATIONAL LAW ON TOLERANCE

Reader comment on item: An International Law to Respect Religion?

Submitted by Rafi (United States), Mar 24, 2008 at 12:20

Dear Dr. Pipes:

The idea of a law banning intolerant remarks on religion is nice, but a bit late. In international law, there are a lot of laws governing human rights, which are not obeyed by most Muslim countries. I wonder if those portions of the Muslim world which in engage in anti-Jewish or Christian propaganda will be stopped or will we hear the amusing argument that those people are merely exercising their freedom of speech.

Serious discussions on religious tolerance requires a political culture, such as the Anglo-Saxon tradition which has taken many certuries of strife and discussion to evolve to its current status. Don't hold one's breath for a Glorious Revolution or a Virginia Declaration of Religious Freedom from the Muslim world for a very long time.

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