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a taste of moral equivalence

By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Oct 27, 2003

There's a sort of cockeyed consistency to the Muslim position on religious freedom, isn't there? In a country where Christians dominate (Italy), the Muslims don't think the crucifix should be displayed. Where Muslims dominate (Saudi Arabia), they don't think the crucifix should be displayed.

The main difference is that in Italy, when a Christian converts to Islam, he appeals to the courts to enforce his new religious beliefs. In Saudi Arabia, when a Muslim converts to Christianity, he gets the death sentence.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at CatholicCulture.org. See full bio.

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