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Respect for Religions

Posted by Dan Draney on May 22, 2005

The Wall Street Journal’s free OpinionJournal.com site has an excellent article from Ali La-Ahmed. Here’s a sample.

“Hypocrisy Most Holy
Muslims should show some respect to others’ religions.
BY ALI AL-AHMED
Friday, May 20, 2005 12:01 a.m. EDT
With the revelation that a copy of the Quran may have been desecrated by U.S. military personnel at Guantanamo Bay, Muslims and their governments–including that of Saudi Arabia–reacted angrily. This anger would have been understandable if the U.S. government’s adopted policy was to desecrate our Quran. But even before the Newsweek report was discredited, that was never part of the allegations.

As a Muslim, I am able to purchase copies of the Quran in any bookstore in any American city, and study its contents in countless American universities. American museums spend millions to exhibit and celebrate Muslim arts and heritage. On the other hand, my Christian and other non-Muslim brothers and sisters in Saudi Arabia–where I come from–are not even allowed to own a copy of their holy books. Indeed, the Saudi government desecrates and burns Bibles that its security forces confiscate at immigration points into the kingdom or during raids on Christian expatriates worshiping privately.”

Read the rest.

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