Thursday, December 15, 2011

Copting Out Of Pluralism

Arab tyrants were often the guarantors of religious tolerance. Carl Moeller, who runs an Orange County nonprofit that advocates for Christians, worries that as the Arab spring wanes, a winter of medievalism is at hand. OC Weekly reports:
In a statement Open Doors USA sent out yesterday, Moeller noted that Westerners believe "the notion of democracy is majority and minority groups working together, each having a voice at the table." But what is unfolding in the lands of the Arab Spring, he said, "is far from Jeffersonian."

"A possible result is the law of mob rule, where Islamists are likely to control governments, exclude minority faiths even from police protection, and Christians live in constant terror from the clear message: There is no place here for Christians," Moeller warns.

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