Freedom of belief in the Middle East

Probably the most ignored freedom in the region, and not much attention is payed to it by the West. A sort of racism of low expectation — we don’t expect Muslims to be tolerant in a way, we expect them to be offended and be screaming in the streets and be grateful if no one is killed. I really like the quote of Brian Whitaker in his book “Arabs without God” : In lands where religion holds sway, the treatment of non-believers thus become the ultimate test: when an atheist can be accepted and respected as a normal human being, liberty will truly have arrived

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