Monday, July 11, 2005

Pakistan 'moral laws' spark row

Our allies in the "war against terror" seem a little unreliable. It is hard to see how any religious person can see a benefit in compelling adherence to moral laws. If a person lives his whole life in seething desire to sin, but is prevented from doing so by a religious police, is God likely to be impressed?

No democracy is complete without respect for minority rights. If a majority of voters are of a particular relgion, that does not give them the right to compel religious (or atheist) minorities to comply with their religion's rules.

BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Pakistan 'moral laws' spark row

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