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    Should religious tolerance be a part of ouir foreign policy

    That is thev question?

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    Re: Should religious tolerance be a part of ouir foreign policy

    Quote Originally Posted by listener View Post
    That is thev question?
    I don't see any actual poll choices, but I'll answer anyway.

    My answer is no. Our foreign policy should be driven ONLY by: (1) The security/safety of US citizens and of US interests. (2) The promotion of free trade and of US economic interests, and (3) The prevention of severe human rights violations when, AND ONLY WHEN, the people of those soveriegn nations ask for assistance.

    Religious tolerance shouldn't figure in at all.
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    Re: Should religious tolerance be a part of ouir foreign policy

    I don't understand what you're asking. Can you give an example of how religious tolerance would be part of foreign policy?
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    Re: Should religious tolerance be a part of ouir foreign policy

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    I don't understand what you're asking. Can you give an example of how religious tolerance would be part of foreign policy?
    Suspicion goes back hundreds of years between Christians and Islamist and part of the Israeli Palestine problem has to do with apparent hatred between Jews and Arabs. Problems between Sunni and Shia Islamist is a source of much M E unrest. I do not think we should try to tell others what to believe but believe that our being a leader in trying to break down conflict based on religious differences could be helpful.

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    Re: Should religious tolerance be a part of ouir foreign policy

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    Suspicion goes back hundreds of years between Christians and Islamist and part of the Israeli Palestine problem has to do with apparent hatred between Jews and Arabs. Problems between Sunni and Shia Islamist is a source of much M E unrest. I do not think we should try to tell others what to believe but believe that our being a leader in trying to break down conflict based on religious differences could be helpful.
    Well it hasn't been very "helpful" since Obama has been in the control room..........and he even bowed to the leader of Iran...... on camera.
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    Re: Should religious tolerance be a part of ouir foreign policy

    I don't think we should go there. What we should be against is religious persecution. Some nations will remain theocracies that believe all other faiths are wrong and we as a nation shouldn't comment on that. However, we should speak out if nations persecute others from other religions.
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    Re: Should religious tolerance be a part of ouir foreign policy

    Of course, religious tolerance must be part....it has to be an integral part and it may be to an extent..
    Is not Islam the world's "largest" religion ?
    And Judaism and Christianity are two small religions on the world level..

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    Re: Should religious tolerance be a part of ouir foreign policy

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    I don't understand what you're asking. Can you give an example of how religious tolerance would be part of foreign policy?
    Saudi Arabia.
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    Re: Should religious tolerance be a part of ouir foreign policy

    Quote Originally Posted by FluffyNinja View Post
    Well it hasn't been very "helpful" since Obama has been in the control room..........and he even bowed to the leader of Iran...... on camera.
    And President Obama has displayed respect for others...we would do well to emulate.

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    Re: Should religious tolerance be a part of ouir foreign policy

    It definitely already is... You don't see Hillary Clinton going around criticizing other countries for their lack of Christianity, or anyone affiliated with Obama for that matter. The very few congressmen that criticize other religions stay at home.
    Last edited by Voltaire X; 09-08-12 at 08:39 PM.

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