In the majority of Muslim countries the government is an intrusive enterprise with eyes and ears everywhere. The result is bleak. Countries reward only sycophants of the "divine" state. Muslims feel stifled by the encroachments of the establishment and lack of religious tolerance. If a man or a woman wanted to organize a protest against the government to gain the right to practice their religion more openly or be politically active against the status quo, may God help him to escape from the wrath of the state.At a time when America-bashing is prevalent, even from some of our own people, it's nice to see an article recognizing that the U.S. is one of the most tolerant places on earth. Americans, for the most part, accept a wide-range of cultural & religious practice and a huge amount of diversity, especially from people who are otherwise friendly, or even non-aggressive. As the author points out, even if discrimination does occur, in the U.S. there is recourse to correct it. The whole thing is worth reading.
Monday, September 28, 2009
The U.S. is the Best Place for Muslims to Live
That's the thesis of an interesting article in the Christian Science Monitor. Here's one of the key passages,