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Dealing with the standard admonition “You do not have the right to speak about my religion” therefore entails having the courage and consistency to insist that when we reject, criticise and condemn certain cultural practices, we are not engaged in religious hate-mongering, says Farish Noor. We cannot allow conservative fundamentalists from any religious community to equate religio-cultural norms and behaviour with the religion itself, for the two are distinct and may even contradict each other.

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pope benedictThe fallout from the Pope's remarks, quoting a medieval emperor, about Islam continues to be felt. Uri Avnery asks three questions: Why did the emperor say those words? Are they true? And why did the Pope quote them?