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Rise and rise of religious bigotry in world politics

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in response to reader comment: No Enemy, No War

Submitted by Mozere (United Kingdom), Sep 25, 2012 at 23:01

You can name the enemy, it is called religious bigotry. It does not matter what religion they purport to belong we must be wary of them.

Starting with the 80s religion began to influence the world politics the fanatical islamists were goaded on by you know who to fight against the progressive Afghan government and its soviet allies. By the nineties as the islamic fanatics started to bite the hand that fed them a fanatical christian backlash reared its ugly head. We are now in the ridiculous situation whereby any religious nut with a sufficiently long and unkempt beard can influence world politics

How can we get back to the normality of 50s,60s and 70s when religion had a limited influence on world affairs?

It would help if we analysed the riots rationalistically rather than using dogmas. Bloody riots of Pakistan have their roots in the continuous drone attacks, and in the corruption of internal pakistani politics. I am not saying this to condone the mindless violence perhaps perpetrated by thugs who would not be averse to a bit of looting on the side, as happened in London in August 2011. Anti Muslim video was the pretext for the desperately poor mob to riot. and vent their fury.


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