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Hitchens: Against Religious Freedom

“Free exercise of religion? No, thanks. The taming and domestication of religious faith is one of the unceasing chores of civilization.” Christopher Hitchens on the freedom to practice faith.

“Those who wish that there would be no mosques in America have already lost the argument: Globalization, no less than the promise of American liberty, mandates that the United States will have a Muslim population of some size,” says Christopher Hitchens. “The only question, then, is what kind, or rather kinds, of Islam it will follow. There’s an excellent chance of a healthy pluralist outcome, but it’s very unlikely that this can happen unless, as with their predecessors on these shores, Muslims are compelled to abandon certain presumptions that are exclusive to themselves.”


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