4th August 2017

“Religious fundamentalists, of all stripes, have been progressively stripping away the right to freely discuss their faiths. They claim religious ideas are unique and cannot be discussed freely; instead, they must be 'respected', by which they mean unchallenged. So now, whenever anyone on the UN Human Rights Council tries to discuss the stoning of 'adulterous' women, the hanging of gay people, or the marrying off of ten year old girls to grandfathers, they are silenced by the chair on the grounds these are 'religious' issues, and it is 'offensive' to talk about them.”

Johann Hari