Missing the point

An article in Reuters bemoans the poor treatment of minorities in Pakistan.  It is a little sad to me how this article focuses on the political issue of minority rights while saying little about the underlying problem of religious intolerance. The best solution for this problem doesn’t end at better protection of minorities by the Pakistani government, although that is certainly needed. It must also address the fundamentalist religious motivation that gives rise to the problem in the first place. Unfortunately, I don’t anticipate the Pakistani government doing anything about that anytime soon.

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