Global religious freedom is crucial to all

The Philadelphia Inquirer: “A society that respects religious liberty also allows diverse claims of truth to compete beside one another, creating an atmosphere of civil debate, transparency, and respect. The modern doctrine of religious liberty may have been incubated in America, but there are ample precedents for it in the Islamic world . . . Today’s Muslim world, however, is sadly lacking in religious freedom: according to a 2009 Pew Forum report, seven of the top 10 countries with the greatest government restrictions on religion are predominantly Muslim, including Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, and Malaysia.”