Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Religious Tolerance Conference -Muslims, Islam - #3489 - Will the Obama Administration Cave to Islamists' Demands During this Week's Religious Tolerance Conference? - The Blaze

Seeking to bolster relations with Muslim countries angry about Western characterizations of Islam, the Obama administration has gathered representatives from more than two dozen governments this week in an effort to address religious intolerance around the world. Some, though, are fearful that the U.S. government will be convinced by Islamic participants to crack down on Americans’ free speech rights.  To critics, the three-day conference in Washington smacks of appeasement toward hardline Islamist governments with often dismal anti-discrimination records of their own. U.S. officials say they’re simply promoting education and understanding, while also rejecting any demands from Arab states and other countries that want restrictions on free speech.  Last month, Fox News reported the following about the conference:  A looming meeting with Islamic leaders hosted by the State Department has religious scholars and advocacy groups warning that the United States may “play into” the push by some Islamic nations to create new laws to stifle religious criticism and debate.  Read more.......

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