Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Jesus gets to sit at the back of the bus

A Slate article--Jesus in Baghdad argues that Christian relief groups shoulod be kept out of Iraq on the grounds that they will proselytize and annoy the local Muslims.

Funny, but I thought that one of the precepts of democracy, which the Americans are trying to teach in Iraq, is learning to tolerate those groups you disagree with. Allowing Christians to witness should be part of that process, lest the local Muslims learn that they can raise an eyebrow and intimidate secularist politicians into silence.