RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

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India Was Right To Deny Visas To US Commission Wanting To Review ‘Deteriorating' Religious Freedom

Why do we need a certificate from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) about the status of religious freedom in our country? USCIRF is not an international body mandated by the UN or any other international law, but a government body of a foreign state. It has no jurisdiction whatsoever in the internal affairs of a foreign sovereign democratic country. It seems like the US is slowly adopting the role of an international grandma, preaching about democratic values around the globe.
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‘Dad, Are Muslims Our Enemies?'

"Dad, are Muslims our enemies?" I dropped my book on my lap and looked up with my best WTF look on my face. My 8-year-old son was standing in the front of me, his hands on his hips. "Why do you ask that?" I said. He frowned, "We have this guy Altaf in our class and everyone says he is our enemy because he is a Muslim. No one sits with him anymore and we are going to beat him up tomorrow in the recess."