By: M. Zuhdi Jasser
In laying out the foundational values of the United States, our founding fathers prioritized religious liberty, freedom of conscience, and freedom of expression with the explicit understanding that without them, no man or woman is truly free—regardless of any other protections they may be afforded.
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By: Cynthia Soliman
The 2016 election season is well under way and there can be no doubt that the candidates have given Americans a lot to think about in terms of their future. It’s striking that only the Republican candidates seem to be discussing the role of religious freedom and offering more than mere soundbites. One has to look pretty hard to find a speech or a lengthy statement by Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders during this campaign on the importance of religious freedom. This state of affairs is rather unfortunate, because religious freedom shouldn’t be a partisan issue. It’s also a bit surprising because it hasn’t always been this way.
Permanent Link: https://www.religiousfreedominstitute.org/cornerstone/2016/7/26/in-the-2016-campaign-democrats-and-republicans-get-religious-freedom-wrong
By: Engy Abdelkader
This presidential election season we've paid much attention to the anti-Muslim ideas some presidential candidates like Donald Trump spew—and rightfully so.
Most political candidates would never dare make such utterances about any other religious minority group.
Permanent Link: https://www.religiousfreedominstitute.org/cornerstone/2016/7/26/how-muslim-women-are-winning-the-2016-campaign
By: Robert M. Owen
I am writing from Canada, where one occasionally still hears the old hockey joke: “I went to a fight last night, and a hockey game broke out.” I am still waiting for a political campaign to break out in the fight between Republican presidential hopefuls. But I digress, before I have even begun to approach my point.
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