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The few religious leaders who spoke up following the inhuman gang-rape of a young Indian woman ended up perpetuating the very mentality behind the bestiality.
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Proselytization is a right, not just because seeking God is natural for human beings but because sharing that search with others is also constitutive of human dignity.
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A leading Islamic scholar argues that the spirit of Islamic law is about fairness and justice and embraces the modern concept of human rights as defined by the United Nations.
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Until the "Ground Zero Mosque" debates last year, progressive Muslims in Britain, and by extension Europe, had real hope in America.
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Prof. Abdullah Saeed challenges the widely held view that the Qur'an is God's eternal speech and is therefore not dependent upon any particular context.
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If the two most important authorities in Islam, the Quran and the Hadith, do not curb religious freedom, what is the source of the restrictions that exist in the modern Muslim world?
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Democracy's recent arrival in Bhutan launched a struggle to balance civil rights and press freedoms against the preservation of traditional religion and culture.
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Secular arguments for religious freedom do not protect the right to believe so much as they protect the right not to believe.
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The swearing-in of Tibet's first secular prime minister in exile was historic, yet media coverage missed the significance of this development, exiled leaders say.
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In my career covering South Asia’s largest nation, I've seen irresponsible stories that provoked communal bloodbaths and stories that needlessly offended religious sensitivities.
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