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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 10.12.07 | 02:19 (IST)

    Israel was created by Jewish Zionists with the explicit promise of religious freedom. The problem with Iran - and that which is the biggest problem facing Iran - is that the roles of religion and government are confused and intertwined. Those who wish to make Israel a Jewish Iran are like those who wish to make America a Christian Iran, people dedicated to folly. Is it really necessary to make all other religions legally inferior to survive and prosper? Show me a nation which is really prospering and growing which is a nation where a single religion is allowed to dominate without limit the entire culture? Does Israel - or the US - need to model itself upon Saudi Arabia with it's extreme right wing government and extreme right wing state religion?

    from the article: The impossible forfeit
    First published 00:00 09.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 09.12.07
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