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October 27, 2013

Washington Post: Religious freedom isn’t just an American value

Op-ed by Elisa Massimino.

Opponents of Morsi pray in Tahrir Square in Cairo. Anti-Morsi protesters have set up camp in the square, the site of 2011 protests that brought down the presidency of Hosni Mubarak.

Religious freedom is a core human right and a central tenet of American democracy. But the religious pluralism that now prevails in the United States took hundreds of years to emerge, and it is still tested by bigotry and discrimination.