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Prejudice is the child of ignorance. William Hazlitt
To know a person's religion we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance. Eric Hoffer
The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers. Denis Diderot
It is long overdue for parents to realize they have the right and duty to protect our children against the intolerant evolutionists. Phyllis Schlafly
For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while. Luther Burbank
Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics. Wendell Phillips
Banish afar the foul worship of idols. On their alters let the blood of animals smoke no more, nor the soothsayer look for omens in warm entrails, nor the meaningless augur attend to the song of birds. Let all the images of the gods be smashed to the ground. Flaccus of York (Alcuin of York)
The perversions of heresy, which has corrupted men throughout the ages, is constantly on the increase in Toulouse. We admonish your royal serenity most carefully ... and enjoin you for the omission of sins to arm yourself strongly and powerfully to root out such degenerate shoots ... You must eliminate such harmful filth ... Innocent III
You are said to have publicly condemned the Apostolic and Latin church, without either a hearing or a conviction. And the chef reason for this condemnation, which displays an unexampled presumption and unbelievable effrontery, is that the Latin church dares to celebrate the commemoration of the Lord's passion with unleavened bread. What an unguarded accusation is this of yours, what an evil piece of arrogance! You place your mouth in heaven while your tongue, going through the world, strives such human arguments and conjectures to undermine and subvert the ancient faith. Leo IX
We are different beings. There is nothing in life which links us together. Our names, our clothes, our foods–they are all different; our economic life, our educational ideas, our treatment of women, our attitude towards animals .... We challenge each other at every point of the compass. Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Adapting the law to the needs of believers has long been part of the American ethos of inclusivity, but lately 'religious liberty' is being invoked to justify intolerance. Emily Bazelon
History suggests that the Sikhs to a man would fight literally to the death rather than to submit to Muslim domination.. British Intelligence
Every conceivable cleavage of difference: Sindhi vs. Punjabi, Mohajirs vs. Pathans, Islam vs. Secularism, Shias vs. Sunnis, Deobandis vs. Barelvis, literates vs. illiterates, Woman vs. Man, Urban vs. Rural—has been exploited to magnify dissentions, giving rise to heinous blood baths, accentuated hatred, and intolerance. Ishrat Husain
Looking back at the worst times [in history], it always seems that they were times in which there were people who believed with absolute faith and absolute dogmatism in something. And they were so serious in the matter that they insisted that the rest of the world agreed with them. Richard P. Feynman
Prejudice is an opinion without judgement. Voltaire
Every individual Moslem is brought up to believe that Islam is perfect and the Prophet is infallible. Ayaan Hirsi Ali
In the last 50 years, more Muslims have been killed and tortured by other Muslims than by all the external powers. Irshad Manji
More than a century has passed since science laid down sound propositions as to the origins of the universe, but how many have mastered them or possess the really scientific spirit of criticism? A few thousands at the outside, who are lost in the midst of hundreds of millions still steeped in prejudices and superstitions worthy of savages, who are consequently ever ready to serve as puppets for religious impostors. Peter Kropotkin
The dispute between the Arabs and the Israelis is presented as a dispute over land, but it is not. It is over the incompatible religious differences in the utilization and control of the land. Sam Harris
Liberal relativism has its roots in the natural right tradition of tolerance or in the notion that everyone has a natural right to the pursuit of happiness as he understands happiness; but in itself it is a seminary of intolerance. Leo Strauss
Don't bother to ask Allah to forgive the disbelievers. He will never forgive them. Muhammad
Those who turn away from Islam, and obey non-Muslims in some things, have been seduced by Satan….Don't obey disbelievers. Muhammad
Be stern with disbelievers. They are going to Hell anyway. Muhammad
Allah will cause Islam to prevail over all religion. Muhammad
Allah hates disbelievers. Muhammad
Allah does not hear the prayer of disbelievers. Muhammad
Stay away from non-Muslims. They are all liars. Muhammad
Those who refuse to fight for Allah will be treated, along with their children, as unbelievers. Muhammad
Don't make treaties with non-Muslims. They are all evildoers and should not be trusted. Muhammad
Disbelievers cause confusion and corruption in the land. Muhammad
Don't let the disbelievers think they can escape. They are your enemy and the enemy of Allah. Muhammad
Those that the Muslims killed were not really killed by them. It was Allah who did the killing. Muhammad
Never should a believer kill a believer; but by mistake. Muhammad
Nor marry to unbelievers until they believe. Muhammad
If anyone desires a religion other than Islam, never will it be accepted of him Muhammad
Believe no one unless he follows your religion Muhammad
Christians are disbelievers for believing in the divinity of Christ. Muhammad
When you fight with disbelievers, do not retreat. Those who do will go to hell. Muhammad
Evil is the handiwork of the rabbis and priests. Muhammad
Don't take Jews or Christians for friends. If you do, then Allah will consider you to be one of them…. Muslims that make friends with disbelievers will face a doom prepared for them by Allah Muhammad
Those who make war with Allah and his messenger will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. That is how they will be treated in this world, and in the next they will have an awful doom Muhammad
Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them… We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant. We should claim that any movement preaching intolerance places itself outside the law, and we should consider incitement to intolerance and persecution as criminal, in the same way as we should consider incitement to murder, or to kidnapping, or to the revival of the slave trade, as criminal. Karl Popper
If we are going to save America and evangelize the world, we cannot accommodate secular philosophies that are diametrically opposed to Christian truth ... We need to pull out all the stops to recruit and train 25 million Americans to become informed pro-moral activists whose voices can be heard in the halls of Congress. Jerry Falwell
The three biggest dangers to the church are homosexuals, feminists and “so called scholars”. Boyd K. Packer
Any open society that tolerates intolerance, sees tolerance disappear and the tolerant along with it. Chris Hedges
… the Middle East has experienced a general ‘Islamization’ and radicalization of society ensuing from the rigid religious and often intolerant character of the civil society organizations now performing functions previously in the hands of state authorities. Omar Encarnacion
I believe many of our country's differences stem from the lack of genuine appreciation of the cultures and religious traditions and beliefs of our various communities. Laisenia Qarase
Obstinacy in religious understanding leads to backwardness as in Muslims’, prevalence of violence and intolerance. Quaboos bin Said
One of the most constant characteristics of beliefs is their intolerance. The stronger the belief, the greater its intolerance. Men dominated by a certitude cannot tolerate those who do not accept it. Gustave Le Bon
Deep-seated preferences cannot be argued about — you cannot argue a man into liking a glass of beer — and therefore, when differences are sufficiently far reaching, we try to kill the other man rather than let him have his way. But that is perfectly consistent with admitting that, so far as appears, his grounds are just as good as ours. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
There is nothing as potentially polarizing as religion. John C. Danforth
It is an open war until the elimination of Israel and until the death of the last Jew on earth. Hassan Nasrallah
If the Jews all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide. Hassan Nasrallah
Democracies are often run by ethnically based groups prepared to do terrible things to other ethnic groups... or they can be very corrupt, dominated by elites... Frances J Stewart
Fight them until there is no more disbelievers and all submit to the religion of Allah alone in the whole world. Muhammad
The most learned are often the most narrow-minded men. William Hazlitt
The Pilgrim Fathers believed in freedom of thought for themselves and for all other people who believed exactly as they did. William Jacobiam Cuppy
Intolerance breeds injustice. Injustice invariably leads to rebellion and retaliation, and these will lead to escalation on the part of both making reconciliation almost impossible Mahathir Mohamad
In the Islamist Palestinian state, every citizen will be required to act in accordance with the codes of Islamic religious law. Mahmoud Al-Zahar
We have to struggle with pedantry, with intolerance, with divines and statesmen, and above all, princes and priests are in our way. Adam Weishaupt
They must not only give up their attitude of intolerance towards this hand and its age-long traditions, but must also cultivate the positive attitude of love and devotion instead—they must cease to be foreigners, or may stay in the country wholly subordinated to the Hindu nation, claiming nothing, deserving no privileges… not even citizen’s rights. Guruji Golwalkar; Magh Bahul Ekadashi
It is in the nature of man to like what he is familiar with and in what he has been brought up, and that he fears anything alien. The plurality of religions and their mutual intolerance result from the fact that people remain faithful to the education they receive. Moses Maimonides; Rambam
Muslim immigration poses a greater danger to the West than Islamic terrorism…. There is no such thing as good Islam. Oriana Fallaci
Today the only thing which is not tolerated is intolerance. Ann Widdecombe
A crusade for multiculturalism in the post-Soviet world is a prescription for perpetual war. Justin Raimondo
If you are not electing Christians, you are voting to legislate sin. Katherine Harris
The God of vengeance, who alone is all-powerful, who can alter the dominion of men as he sees fit, giving it to whom he pleases and raising up the most humble, having observed the malice of the Greeks, who cruelly pillaged our churches and monasteries wherever they had dominion and condemned us mercilessly, brought the sons of Ishmael from the south to deliver us from the hands of the Greeks. It was no small advantage to us to be freed from the cruelty of the Romans, their malice, their anger, ther cruel zeal toward us, and to be left in peace. Michael the Syrian
If there are those who wish to charge us with being anti-Catholicism, we plead guilty…We love the practicing Catholic and earnestly desire to see him accept the Christ of the Cross, leave the false system that has enslaved his soul, and enjoy the freedom of sins forgiven that is available for any of us in Christ alone. Bob Jones University
I just wished Katrina had only hit the United Nations building, nothing else, just had flooded them out, and I wouldn't have rescued them. Bill O'Reilly
If a triangle could speak, it would say, in like manner, that God is eminently triangular, while a circle would say that the divine nature is eminently circular. Thus each would ascribe to God its own attributes, would assume itself to be like God, and look on everything else as ill-shaped. Baruch Spinoza
Arab Christians are not Christians, I am not leaving them until they become Muslims or I cut their throats. Omar; Hazrat Omar ibn al-Khatab; Hazrat Omar Ibn Al-Khatab
I will cast Jews and Christians out of the [Arabian] peninsula and I won’t leave any one in it but Muslims. Muhammad
He who has insulted a prophet cannot be excused on account of ignorance, because unbelief is not excusable, just as something forbidden, owing to drunkenness, rage or grudges, is not excusable. Abdurrahmani'l-Djaziri
It is a choice between freedom of speech and violent intimidation. It is a choice between tolerance and intolerance. It is ultimately a choice between civil society and theocracy. Fear is the only argument for neutrality. But what can the average American do besides shake their head at this sadly absurd new chapter in the clash of civilizations? Vote with your wallet. Buy Danish. John Avlon
What passes for moderation in the Islamic community? …. Have any of these "moderates" ever protested the grotesque caricatures of Christians and, most especially, Jews that are broadcast throughout the Middle East on a daily basis? The sermons on Palestinian TV that refer to Jews as the sons of pigs and monkeys? The Syrian prime-time TV series that shows rabbis slaughtering a gentile boy to ritually consume his blood? The 41-part (!) series on Egyptian TV based on that anti-Semitic czarist forgery (and inspiration of the Nazis), "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion," showing the Jews to be engaged in a century-old conspiracy to control the world? A true Muslim moderate is one who protests desecrations of all faiths. Those who don't are not moderates but hypocrites, opportunists and agents for the rioters, merely using different means to advance the same goal: to impose upon the West, with its traditions of freedom of speech, a set of taboos that is exclusive to the Islamic faith. These are not defenders of religion but Muslim supremacists trying to force their dictates upon the liberal West. Charles Krauthammer
It’s true the Puritans themselves fled intolerance, but once they established themselves in America, they set up their own brutally intolerant regime. Russell Shorto
David Duke is not a Republican. He is a pretender, a charlatan and a political opportunist who is looking for any organization he can find to try to legitimize his views of racial and religious bigotry and intolerance. Lee Atwater
Do not slay them …. Scatter them. Saint Augustine
Turk, Jew or Atheist may enter here, but not a Papist Ireland Badon
Maine is a lot of things but one thing it will never be is the headquarters for hate groups and organizations of bigots. John Baldacci
There is nothing that dies so hard and rallies so often as intolerance. William E. Borah
That’s where those crazies shoot statues. George W. Bush
The White man seems unable to understand or perhaps he is unwilling to accept the fact that another man may believe differently—that another man's religion may be valid. Harold Cardinal
If we don't find some way that the different ethnic groups can live together in a country, how many countries will we have? We'll have 5,000 countries rather than the hundred plus we have now. Warren Christopher
Religions number in their ledgers more murders than the bloodiest tyrannies account for Emile M. Cioran
The Irish hate our order, our civilization, our enterprising industry, our pure religion. This wild, reckless, indolent, uncertain, and superstitious race have no sympathy with the English character …. Their history describes an unbroken circle of bigotry and blood. Benjamin Disraeli
Racism in America has not been completely eradicated. It is a sturdy pestilence. Racism and intolerance raise their heads repeatedly, not only in America but in every land. William O. Douglas
Rome shall not rule America. Hiram Wesley Evans
'Tis a strange thing, … that among us people can't agree the whole week, because they go different ways upon Sundays. George Farquhar
Islam is a very evil and wicked religion. Franklin Graham
It is the duty of every Catholic to persecute heretics. Gregory IX
People of this free and happy land! We ask, will you give our consent to the political dominancy of any one religious sect and the establishment of their religious creed by law? Will you in any way encourage certain popular religious measures got up by a certain popular religious sect, in our humble opinion, for a very unpopular object, but which in the view of many is very popular to approve? Be assured, whatever may be the ostensible objects of these measures, if they should be generally adopted they will tend to infuse the spirit of religious intolerance and persecution into the political institutions of our country Zelotes Fuller
… musty deposits of 2000 years of inhumanity, intolerance and foulness. Theodor Herzl
The slayers of the heretics are the worst heretics of all. Balthasar Huebmaier
No encouragement must be given to social and political organizations or methods which perpetuate in this country foreign ideas and customs. An Irish-American, a German-American, or a French-American vote is an intolerable anomaly. John Ireland
The decision on the Buddhas was made according to Islamic rules. It was not done to insult any particular religion, but once an Islamic order is made, it cannot be changed. Quadratullah Jamal
The statues are no big issue. They are only objects made of mud or stone. Quadratullah Jamal
I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance, or admit a right in inquiry into the religious opinions of others. Thomas Jefferson
The hocus-pocus phantasy of a God, like another Cerberus, with one body and three heads, had its birth and growth in the blood of thousands and thousands of martyrs. Thomas Jefferson
… a cult Bob Jones III
So natural to mankind is intolerance ... that religious freedom has hardly anywhere been practically realized. John Stuart Mill
Religion can turn holy stories into flaming swords. Bill Moyers
… the worst animals Muhammad
We had no intention of disrespecting anyone. It was a totally internal decision based on Islamic principles. Statues and other items that represent living things are forbidden and they will be destroyed. Wakil Ahmad Muttawakil
Is it not strange that the descendants of those Pilgrim Fathers who crossed the Atlantic to preserve their own freedom of opinion have always proved themselves intolerable of the spiritual liberty of others? Robert E. Lee
The next frontier is not in front of us but inside us. Joseph I. Lieberman
the most hated woman in America Life Magazine
The danger of the Shiite heretics to the region, is not less than the danger of the Jews and the Christians. Sheikh Yousef Al-Ayyiri
If the Shiites in a Sunni-dominated country insisted on practicing their religion openly, then … the Sunni state had no choice but to wage war on them. Abd Al-Rahman Al-Barrak
If the [Sunni] majority gets riled, it will act – a matter that could lead to the complete annihilation of the [Shiite] minority. Safar Al-Hawali
It is foolish, generally speaking, for a philosopher to set fire to another philosopher in Smithfield Market because they do not agree in their theory of the universe. That was done very frequently in the last decadence of the Middle Ages. Gilbert K. Chesterton
We are a trading corporation, not a body of sectarian propagandists, and therefore discourage any intolerance. Dutch West India Company
All power is intolerant of sharing. Marcus Lucan
Wretched Castile, yesterday the ruler wrapped in rags and scorning all it does not know. Antonio Machado
We have taken the idea of tolerance so far that we have to put up with intolerance. Bill Maher
That whatsoever person or persons within this Province and the Islands thereunto belonging shall from henceforth blaspheme God, that is Curse him, or deny our Saviour Jesus Christ to bee the sonne of God, or shall deny the holy Trinity the father sonne and holy Ghost, or the Godhead of any of the said Three persons of the Trinity or the Unity of the Godhead, or shall use or utter any reproachfull Speeches, words or language concerning the said Holy Trinity, or any of the said three persons thereof, shall be punished with death and confiscation or forfeiture of all his or her lands and goods Maryland
There is now at sea a ship called the Welcome, which has on board an hundred or more of the heretics and malignants called "Quakers," with W. Penn, who is the chief scamp, at the head of them. The general court [governmental body of Massachusetts] has accordingly given secret orders to Master Malachi Huscott, of the brig Porpoise, to waylay the said Penn and his ungodly crew, so that the Lord may be glorified, and not mocked on the soil of this new country with the heathen worship [sic] of these people. Much spoil can be made by selling the whole lot to Barbados, where slaves fetch good prices in rum and sugar. Cotton Mather
There was a time when politicians could appeal to prejudice and intolerance by baiting the opposition with red-meat code words. Not now. In this new millennium, the world is smaller, as different cultures, traditions, and religious beliefs are merged together. William G. Milliken
If you look at Christianity you must admit that being thrown to the lions by the Romans did not prevent Christians when they achieved power from being totally intolerant of those who did not accept Christianity. During the Spanish Inquisition suspected apostates were burnt at the stake after mock trials. In fact many who are in America today are descended from Christians who had fled from terror perpetrated by other Christians. And the Jews in America are the descendants of the Jews who fled the regular pogroms in European countries Mahathir Mohamad
Why should I not be able to do what is right and natural and kill those who commit such an abomination? (Inter-racial marriage) William Pierce; Andrew Macdonald
You should only get AIDS and die, you pig. Michael Savage
He that is willing to tolerate any Religion, or discrepant way of Religion, besides his own, unless it be in matters meerly indifferent, either doubts of his own, or is not sincere in it. Nathaniel Ward
That State that will give Liberty of Conscience in matters of Religion, must give Liberty of Conscience and Conversation in their Moral Laws, or else the Fiddle will be out of tune, and some of the strings crack. Nathaniel Ward
There is talk of an universall Toleration, I would talke as loud as I could against it … Toleration of all hellish Errors, or how they shall make an universall Reformation, but by making Christ's Academy the Devil's University Nathaniel Ward
They which divide in Religion, divide in God; they who divide in him, divide beyond Genus Generalissimum, where there is no reconciliation, without atonement -- that is, without uniting in him, who is One, and in his Truth, which is also one. Nathaniel Ward
Hate-racial, tribal, religious, ancestral, national, social, ethical, political, economic, ideological-in itself represents the inexorable defeat of mankind, its absolute defeat. If there is an area in which mankind cannot claim the slightest progress, this surely is it. It does not take much for human beings, collectively or individually, to suddenly one day pit themselves like wild beasts one against the other, their worst instincts laid bare, in a state of deleterious exaltation. One decision, one simple word, and a family or a community will drown in blood or perish in flames. Why is there so much violence, so much hate? How is it conceived, transmitted, fertilized, nurtured? As we face the disquieting, implacable rise of intolerance and fanaticism on more than one continent, it is our duty to expose the danger. By naming it. By confronting it. Elie Wiesel
No negro, mulatto, or Indian whatsoever . . . shall hereafter presume to keep, or carry any gun, powder, shot, or any club, or other weapon whatsoever, offensive or defensive. Ginni Rometty
Friends and fellow-soldiers! These are our country's gods, and these we honor with a worship derived from our remotest ancestors. But he who leads the army now opposed to us has proved false to the religion of his forefathers, and adopted atheistic sentiments, honoring in his infatuation some strange and unheard-of Deity, with whose despicable standard he now disgraces his army, and confiding in whose aid he has taken up arms, and is now advancing, not so much against us as against those very gods whom he has forsaken. Flavius Galerius Valerius Licinianus Licinius
There’s an excellent historical reason why Jewish intellectual achievement sits along side political weakness…Jewish achievement in other areas has come at the expense of political strength….Centuries of survival in other peoples’ lands prevented Jews from achieving full acceptance—and access to the levers of government. Some individual Jews have lived large, but the Jewish people as a whole lived on sufferance afraid to antagonize those from whom they sought tolerance. Ruth Wisse
The moral influence of the Chief Magistrate of the United State would be, under Heaven, the best aid we could invoke for the protection of our persecuted brethren under the Mohammedan domain. Isaac Leeser
The “Blood Libel” has not the least foundation of truth…. Jews shall posses the same advantages and enjoy the same privileges as my other subjects. Abdulmecid I
Let us declare through the public journals of our country, that the question of Slavery is not and shall not be open to discussion; that the system is too deep-rooted among us, and must remain forever; that the very moment any private individual attempts to lecture us upon its evils and immorality, and the necessity of putting means in operation to secure us from them, in the same moment his tongue shall be cut out and cast upon the dunghill. Columbia Telescope
The Catholic religion, which, as it is the only one that is true, cannot, without great injustice, be regarded as merely equal to other religions. Leo XIII
The weapons of reason and argument are insufficient to put down discussion; we can therefore hear no argument upon the subject, for our opinions are unalterably fixed. Slave States will provide for their own protection, and those who speak against Slavery will do well to keep out of their bounds, or they will punish them. Joseph Henry Lumpkin
All Jews who may possess property, either in town or country, permanent or moveable, or rents, or interest, or any right involving shares in funded property, or leased landed property, must, within the term of three months from this day, dispose of it by a positive and real, and not by any pretended or factitious contract. Should this not be done within the time specified, the Holy Office is to sell the same by public auction No Hebrew, either male or female, shall frequent the houses of Christians, or maintain friendly relations with a Christian man or woman Vicenzo Salina
Get out you godless ones, and never come back you enemies of the Father. Anonymous
[This law] forbids the exercise of any other religion than the Catholic…. all Jews who may have established their religion there [shall] be expelled within three months, under penalty of confiscation of body and property Louis XV
All books except the Old and New are to be brought to the cathedral-square where they will be burned to ashes. Jan Matthys
God has given me a sign to appoint 7 of you to distribute the goods among the people. Jan Matthys
It would be easier to subjugate the entire universe through force of arms than to subjugate the minds of a single village. . . . Voltaire
Singers and dancers are not allowed to perform in Egypt. Al-Hakim; Al-Mansur Abu Ali
How many thousands of the subjects of Great Britain, at this moment labor under Civil disabilities, merely on account of their religious persuasions! Charles Pinkney
We affirm God's plan for marriage and sexual intimacy – one man, and one woman, for life. Homosexuality is not a "valid alternative lifestyle." The Bible condemns it as sin. It is not, however, unforgivable sin. The same redemption available to all sinners is available to homosexuals. They, too, may become new creations in Christ. Southern Baptist Convention
What has happened in America over 400 years has never been cleaned up. We just put on some new clothes in the midst of the old filth. Dick Gregory
Nobody with the name of Barack Obama will win anything. Willie Brown
Let’s end President Bush’s war on science—muzzling the scientists and taking information off websites. Hillary Clinton
Black Codes Anonymous
If you can’t find any Christians or Jews to kill, vent your wrath against the next available Shia. Abu M. Zarqawi
What did it profit thee, and such as are like thee, to slay, year after year, so many of the oppressed, and to inflict upon them manifold afflictions, when they have increased a hundredfold . . . His [God's] Cause transcends any and every plan ye devise …. Know this much: Were all the governments on earth to unite and take My life and the lives of all who bear this Name [Bahai], this Divine Fire would never be quenched. Bahaullah; Husayn Ali Nuri
I was involved in an extreme or radical religious path from 1984-1989. I carried knives in the name of religious conflict. In point of fact, I felt something missing with the function of religion. I came to question whether Islam had truly commanded me to be exclusive and to isolate myself from other communities. There was a battle inside me…. I left that extremist group since it was impossible for me to survive in an exclusive community. Because Islam supports civilization, it should work for the betterment of human life. On the contrary, religious extremism and intolerance will destroy human civilization. Munir; Munir Said Thalib
The greatness of every mighty organization embodying an idea in this world lies in the religious fanaticism and intolerance with which, fanatically convinced of its own right, it intolerantly imposes its will against all others Adolf Hitler
I don't like bigotry and intolerance, but they do exist and I don't think you're going to get them out by passing laws. George Smathers
The Church burned Bruno and imprisoned Galileo. The Church has lived by its monopolies and conquered by its intolerance. William Ralph Inge
Demonizing the other does not help our cause and does bad things to us. Martin E. Marty
If you decide to walk into the schools with the little colored kids, take me along, Daddy. God bless you. Louis Armstrong
We do not have any homosexuals in Iran. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture…. We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society . Learn the language! …. If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted. John Howard
If those are not your values, if you want a country which has Sharia law or a theocratic state, then Australia is not for you Peter Costello
It was determined to exterminate all the Protestants, and the plan was approved by the queen …. The signal to commence the massacre should be given by the bell of the palace, and the marks by which they should recognize each other in the darkness were a bit of white linen tied around the left arm and a white cross on the hat. Jacques-Auguste De Thou
Christians ought not to persecute one another, and that only for small differences in opinion, when what is right or wrong for the most part remains a doubt and uncertain; whil'st the evils are only certain that such disputes produce. Samuel Fortrey
All Germans and Swiss emigrating to the colonies will be awarded transportation subsidies and land, provided they are not Catholic. George I
We forbid our subjects .... to meet any more for the exercise of the said religion in any place or private house, under any pretext whatever, . . . . We enjoin all [Protestant] ministers … who do not choose to become converts and to embrace the Catholic, apostolic, and Roman religion, to leave our kingdom and the territories subject to us within a fortnight of the publication of our present edict, without leave to reside therein beyond that period, or, during the said fortnight, to engage in any preaching, exhortation, or any other function, on pain of being sent to the galleys. . . . Louis XIV
Priests will pardon thieves but not philosophers. Lemuel K. Washburn
The unbelievers, idolaters, and others like them must be hated and despised …. We must stay away from them and keep barriers between us and them. Anonymous
Whoever kindles the flame of intolerance in America is lighting a fire underneath his own home. Harold E. Stassen
A man does not cease to be a citizen for being excommunicated. Michel de L'Hopital
As a concerned person of faith, … I have watched with increasing alarm as Religious Right groups manipulate religion to further their intolerant political agenda. Walter Cronkite
They [slaves] are forbidden by law to meet together for worship, or for the purpose of mutual improvement. In the cities, there are churches especially for them, in which the exercises are conducted by white clergymen. Frederick Law Olmsted
A singular fact is, that anybody, white or colored, from America is welcomed out here in Africa, either on the coast or back in the interior. While Englishmen, French and Germans are mostly hated. The kings hate them, especially about robbing them of their lands. The French are hated as the devil. Americans are looked upon as their guardians…and the friends of blacks, … I do not understand it yet. France is more prejudiced and more intolerant in her claimed possessions than England and seems far less compromising. Henry M. Turner
It is an absolute impossibility in this society to reversely sexually objectify heterosexual men, just as it is impossible for a poor person of color to be a racist. Such extreme prejudice must be accompanied by the power of society’s approval and legislation. While women and poor people of color may become intolerant, personally abusive, even hateful, they do not have enough power to be racist or sexist. Ana Castillo
Outwardly, the Reich was weak, existing only on paper. Inwardly, the people was torn apart, bleeding from a thousand wounds. At home, strife dominated between parties, occupations, groups, classes, and religions. Our Führer Adolf Hitler saw that the Reich could survive and grow strong only if one achieved unity within the German people. That was the work of our party over the last fourteen years: to make once more one German people from a people of competing interests, from a people of differing religions, occupations, groups and classes. Hermann Goering
No chapter in human history has been so largely written in terms of persecution and intolerance as the one dealing with religious freedom. From ancient times to the present day, the ingenuity of man has known no limits in its ability to forge weapons of oppression for use against … those who dare to express or practice unorthodox religious beliefs. And the Jehovah's Witnesses are living proof of the fact that, even in this nation, conceived as it was in the ideals of freedom, the right to practice religion in unconventional ways is still far from secure. Theirs is a militant and unpopular faith, pursued with a fanatical zeal. They have suffered brutal beatings; their property has been destroyed; they have been harassed at every turn by the resurrection and enforcement of little used ordinances and statutes.... To them, along with other present-day religious minorities, befalls the burden of testing our devotion to the ideals and constitutional guarantees of religious freedom. We should therefore hesitate before approving the application of a statute that might be used as another instrument of oppression. Religious freedom is too sacred a right to be restricted or prohibited in any degree without convincing proof that a legitimate interest of the state is in grave danger. Frank Murphy
If the history of hyperpowers has shown anything, it is the danger of xenophobic backlash. Time and again, past world-dominant powers have fallen precisely when their core groups turned intolerant, reasserting their ‘true’ and ‘pure’ identity and adopting exclusionary policies towards ‘unassimilable’ groups. Amy L. Chua
The relations between Islam and Christianity, … have often been stormy. Each has been the other’s other…. Fouad Ajami
No Christian would pray for violence but it would be utterly naïve to sweep the issue of Islam under the carpet. Let no Muslim think that they have the monopoly on violence. Peter Akinola
We despise all reverences and all objects of reverence which are outside the pale of our list of sacred things. And yet, with strange inconsistency, we are shocked when other people despise and defile the things which are holy to us. Mark Twain
We will not compromise with any infidel....Islam is the truth and all else is falsehood. Abu Bakar Bashir
If there are infidels here, then beat them up. Do not tolerate them…. They are like crawling worms, snakes, and maggots. Abu Bakar Bashir
The first requisite for the progress of a nation is the brotherhood and unity amongst sections of the society. Sayyid Ahmad Khan
Religious clerics have a big share in the rise on intolerance towards minorities. A country like Pakistan where literacy rate is low and people are naïve when it comes on opinion making, it becomes easy to be successful in manipulating people’s minds. The manipulation of their opinions by those who are extremists in their views and beliefs always meet disaster. These clerics have played an ugly role most of the times and their preaching of hate speech always led to more sufferings and disaster for minorities Sadaf Arshad
It is not a cruelty to kill blasphemers, rather blasphemy itself is such an enormous brutality that the one who commits it neither has got a right to live in this world nor is there any pardon for the blasphemer. Muslims won't tolerate even a slightest blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad. If (anyone) committed blasphemy, he would be beheaded. Allama Ahmed Mian Hammadi
God says he will never be satisfied with the infidels. Mohammed Omar
All political movements are like this — we are in the right, everyone else is in the wrong. The people on our own side who disagree with us are heretics, and they start becoming enemies. With it comes an absolute conviction of your own moral superiority. There's oversimplification in everything, and a terror of flexibility. Doris Lessing
Whereas there is a pernicious sect, (commonly called Quakers.) lately risen, who by word and writing have published and maintained many dangerous and horrid tenets, and do take upon them to change and alter the received laudable customs of our nation, in giving civil respect to equals, or reverence to superiors, whose actions tend to undermine the civil government, and also to destroy the order of the churches, by denying all established forms of worship, and by withdrawing from orderly church-fellowship, allowed and approved by all orthodox professors of the Truth, and instead thereof, and in opposition thereunto, frequently meeting themselves, insinuating themselves into the minds of the simple, or such as are least affected to the order and government of church and commonwealth, hereby divers of our inhabitants have been infected, notwithstanding all former laws, made upon tile experience of their arrogant and bold obtrusions, to disseminate their principles among us, prohibiting their coming in this jurisdiction, they have not been deterred from their impetuous attempts to undermine our peace, and hazard our ruin. Massachusetts
We call on the governments of the world to reject Sharia law, fatwa courts, clerical rule, and state-sanctioned religion in all their forms; oppose all penalties for blasphemy and apostasy, in accordance with Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human rights; eliminate practices, such as female circumcision, honor killing, forced veiling, and forced marriage, that further the oppression of women; protect sexual and gender minorities from persecution and violence; reform sectarian education that teaches intolerance and bigotry towards non-Muslims; and foster an open public sphere in which all matters may be discussed without coercion or intimidation. St. Petersburg Declaration
Kufr and Islam are opposed to each other. The progress of one is possible only at the expense of the other and co-existences between these two contradictory faiths in unthinkable. The honor of Islam lies in insulting kufr and kafirs. One who respects kafirs, dishonors the Muslims (unbelievers)…. They should be kept at an arm's length, like dogs. ... If some worldly business cannot be performed without them, in that case only a minimum of contact should be established with them but without taking them into confidence…. They should constantly remain terrified and trembling. It is intended to hold them under contempt and to uphold the honor and might of Islam. Ahmad Sirhindi
Kings of Islam! You should with all your royal determination apply yourself to uprooting and disgracing infidels, polytheists, and men of bad dogmas and bad religions. You should not content yourself merely with levying the poll-tax and the tribute from the infidels and you should not allow infidelity to be preserved in spite of your royal power and authority. Ziauddin Barani
Solving the population problem is not going to solve the problems of racism… of sexism… of religious intolerance… of war… of gross economic inequality—But if you don’t solve the population problem, you’re not going to solve any of those problems. Whatever problem you’re interested in, you’re not going to solve it unless you also solve the population problem. Whatever your cause, it’s a lost cause without population control. Paul R. Ehrlich
The Toleration Act Maryland
Whatsoever person or persons within this Province … shall from henceforth blaspheme God, that is Curse him, or deny our Savior Jesus Christ to be the son of God, or shall deny the holy Trinity the father son and holy Ghost, or the Godhead of any of the said Three persons of the Trinity or the Unity of the Godhead, or shall use or utter any reproachful Speeches, words or language concerning the said Holy Trinity, or any of the said three persons thereof, shall be punished with death and confiscation or forfeiture of all his or her lands and goods to the Lord Proprietary and his heirs. Maryland
Disbelievers will not be successful. Muhammad
All Fundamentalists are conservatives, but not all conservatives are Fundamentalists. The best conservatives can often give lessons to the liberals in true liberality of spirit, but the Fundamentalist program is essentially illiberal and intolerant. Harry Emerson Fosdick
That differences of race, color, and creed are natural, and that diverse groups, institutions, and ideas are stimulating factors in the development of man; That to promote harmony in diversity is a responsible task of religion and statesmanship; That since no individual can express the whole truth, it is essential to treat with understanding and good will those whose views differ from our own; That by the testimony of history intolerance is the door to violence, brutality and dictatorship; and That the realization of human interdependence and solidarity is the best guard of civilization. Will Durant
I understand the world solely as a field for cultural competition among the peoples. Georgi Nikolov Delchev; Gotse Delchev
The problem is not that Christians are conservative or liberal, but that some are so confident that their position is God's position that they become dismissive and intolerant toward others and divisive forces in our national life. John C. Danforth
Opinions have caused more ills than the plague or earthquakes on this little globe of ours. Voltaire; Francois-Marie
A society which emphasizes uniformity is one which creates intolerance and hate. Pierre Trudeau
As a Buddhist, I was trained to be tolerant of everything except intolerance. U Thant
I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you. I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good. … Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a Biblical duty, we are called by God, to conquer this country. We don't want equal time. We don't want pluralism. Randall Terry
Today's age of politicized and intolerant Christianism seems to me to be one of those moments when Christianity has estranged itself most thoroughly from the priorities and spirit of its founder. But this will pass. Christianity will survive . Andrew Sullivan
I voted against her because she’s a damned lesbian. Jesse Helms
Make war against the unbelievers and the hypocrites and be unyielding to them; and their abode is hell Muhammad
Multiculturalism means that the worst attributes of Muslim culture - the subjugation of women - combine with the worst attributes of Western culture - license and self-gratification. Mark Steyn
Human history is full of predators known as conquerors, who carried out murder, persecution and abduction of women to satisfy their lust for power, plunder and prestige. They knew that their misdeeds were sheer acts of barbarity dictated by personal ambitions but Jehad, the behest of Allah to destroy non-Muslims, not only sanctified these atrocities, but also raised them to the apex of piety, purity and probity. Anwar Shaikh
It is always unfortunate when the innocent become victims of the anger and hatred of leaders, especially in the name of religion. Pandita Indrani; Pandita Indrani
Not one of us has betrayed his God or his country. I do confess my guilt, which consists in having, to my shame and dishonor, suffered myself, through the pain of torture and the fear of death, to give utterance to falsehoods imputing scandalous sins and iniquities to an illustrious Order, which hath nobly served the cause of Christianity. I disdain to seek a wretched and disgraceful existence by engrafting another lie upon the original falsehood. Jacques De Molay
It is a platitude to say that the world is diverse, . . . Nevertheless, despite this diversity starting us in the face, the human mentality has continually resisted understanding and accepting it. Our mentality shows an absolutist, standardizing tendency; it demands sameness and uniformity from everything, everywhere, that only our culture, our values should count. We deem them the only perfect and universal ones, without asking others what they think. And herein lies the world's great contradiction, the contradiction between its actual, objectively existing diversity and the stubborn desire of the human mind to substitute it with a vision of a unified, indisputably homogeneous world. How many conflicts—including the bloodiest ones—have had their roots in this irreconcilable contradiction! Ryszard Kapuscinski
There are a hundred thousand country fellows in his time ready to fight to the death against popery, without knowing whether popery was a man or a horse. Daniel Defoe
Color prejudice and religion are akin in one respect. Some folks have it and some don't, and the kernel that is responsible for it is present in us all. Wallace Thurman
It is mutual fear and distrust that mostly generate world tensions and these can be traced in no small measure, like other root causes of worsening world conditions, to different people's conflicting and often intolerant, value-belief differences ... Roger Wolcott Sperry
Islam never interfered with the dogmas of any faith. It never invented the rack or the stake for stifling difference of opinion, or strangling the human conscience or exterminating heresy. Abdullah Suhrawardy
I am no Calvinist, but it seems to me neither right nor worthy of a Christian to seek, for the sake of differences between the doctrine of Calvin and the Confession of Augsburg, to have this land swarming with troops and inundated with blood. William of Orange
Tell the King, that whole cities are in open revolt against the prosecutions, and that it is impossible to enforce the decrees here. As for myself, I shall continue to hold by the Catholic faith; but I will never give any color to the tyrannical claim of kings to dictate to the consciences of their people, and to prescribe the form of religion that they choose to impose. Call the King’s attention to the corruption that has crept into the administration of justice. Let the Government be reformed, the Privy Council and the Council of Finance, and increase the authority of the Council of State. William of Orange
Christianity has found its triumphs and shown its fruits in every nation and tribe upon the globe; and its results have been in every case the same. Virtue, social order, prosperity, blessedness, the elevation and improvement, in all respects, of the human life, are the uniform and exclusive inheritance of those who receive the gospel. Julius Hawley Seelye
Thus identified with astronomy, in proclaiming truths supposed to be hostile to Scripture, Geology has been denounced as the enemy of religion. The twin sisters of terrestrial and celestial physics have thus been joint-heirs of intolerance and persecution—unresisting victims in the crusade which ignorance and fanaticism are ever waging against science. When great truths are driven to make an appeal to reason, knowledge becomes criminal, and philosophers martyrs. Truth, however, like all moral powers, can neither be checked nor extinguished. When compressed, it but reacts the more. It crushes where it cannot expand—it burns where it is not allowed to shine. David Brewster
Clericalism contributed its full share to this downward progress [of Spain]. The intensity of the Spanish character, which can do nothing by halves, lent an enormous power for evil to the exaggerated religious ardor of the people. In the earlier Middle Ages no other European nation had been so tolerant as Spain in its dealings with the Jew and the infidel, but, under the careful stimulation of the Church, this tolerant spirit had passed away with the fourteenth century, and in its place there had gradually arisen a fierce and implacable hatred of all faiths outside of Catholicism. This fanaticism gave to the priesthood preponderating power, which it utilized for its own behalf, in disregard of the public welfare Henry Charles Lea
In the year 1562 a cloud of black and deadly portent was thickening over France. Surely and swiftly she glided towards the abyss of the religious wars. None could pierce the future, perhaps none dared to contemplate it: the wild rage of fanaticism and hate, friend grappling with friend, brother with brother, father with son; altars profaned, hearth-stones made desolate, the robes of Justice herself bedrenched with murder. Francis Parkman
The serpent has already commenced his coil about our limbs, and the lethargy of its poison is creeping over us. Samuel Morse
So much blood has been shed by the Church because of an omission from the Gospel: "Ye shall be indifferent as to what your neighbor's religion is." Not merely tolerant of it, but indifferent to it. Divinity is claimed for many religions; but no religion is great enough or divine enough to add that new law to its code. Mark Twain
Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion--several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat if his theology isn't straight. He has made a graveyard of the globe in trying his honest best to smooth his brother's path to happiness and heaven.... Mark Twain
An infidel is one who does not believe another’s religion. Lewis F. Korns
All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology and the big bang theory, all that is lies from the pit of Hell. And lies to keep me and all the people who are taught that from understanding that they need a savior…. The earth is about 9,000 years old it was made in six days. Paul Collins Broun Jr.
If Christianity were true, religious persecution would become a pious and charitable duty: if God designs to punish men for their opinions it would be an act of mercy to mankind to extinguish such opinions. By burning the bodies of those who diffuse them, many souls would be saved that would otherwise be lost, and so there would be an economy of torment in the long run. It is therefore not surprising that enthusiasts should be intolerant. William Winwood Reade
I understand the world solely as a field for cultural competition among the peoples. Georgi Nikolov Delchev
The problem is not that Christians are conservative or liberal, but that some are so confident that their position is God's position that they become dismissive and intolerant toward others and divisive forces in our national life. John C. Danforth
[I]n our country are evangelists and zealots of many different political, economic and religious persuasions whose fanatical conviction is that all thought is divinely classified into two kinds—that which is their own and that which is false and dangerous. Robert Houghwout Jackson
More people have been killed by religious philosophy … yet we do not prevent their books from being distributed. Ronald E. Paul
The important lesson to learn here is never, ever trust a kuffar [non-Muslim]. Do not trust them! [They] are plotting to kill this religion. They're plotting night and day. Anwar al-Awlaki
In truth it was the Arab empire that was spread by the sword and it is as an Arab empire that Islam is maintained to this day in the form a religion largely invented to hold that empire together and subdue native populations. An unmitigated cultural disaster parading as God’s will. Religious minorities were always second-class citizens in this empire and were only tolerated on sufferance and in abject deference to their Arab/Muslim masters; for polytheists and unbelievers there was no tolerance at all; it was conversion or death. Mohammad Ibn- al-Rawandi
There can be no peace or coexistence between the Islamic faith and non-Islamic societies and political institutions. The failure of these institutions to function and the instability of these regimes in Muslim countries, manifest in frequent changes and coups d'état, is most often the consequence of their a priori opposition to Islam, as the fundamental and foremost feeling of the people in those countries. Alija Izetbegovic
It has often been said that power corrupts. But it is perhaps equally important to realize that weakness, too, corrupts. Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many. Hatred, malice, rudeness, intolerance, and suspicion are the faults of weakness. The resentment of the weak does not spring from any injustice done to them but from the sense of inadequacy and impotence. They hate not wickedness but weakness. When it is their power to do so, the weak destroy weakness wherever they see it. Eric Hoffer
Republicans, Weed Out Your Progressives Tea Party
The Koran is an inspiration for intolerance, murder and terror. Geert Wilders
Three Whom God Should Not Have Created: Persians, Jews, and Flies Khairallah Talfah
Reform Jews have no place within Israel. They are a nation apart. We should vomit out these people …. They are essentially dead. Ovadia Yosef
I will never give peace to the emperor of Rome, till he had abjured his crucified God, and embraced the worship of the sun. Shahin Vahmanzadegan
The King will tolerate no one in his kingdom who is not Catholic Third Council of Toledo
History of Jews is full of deception, trickery, rebellion, oppression, evil and corruption. They always seek to cause mischief on the earth and Allah loves not the mischief-makers. Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais
In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars Richard Nixon
Blood is shed over politics, religion and the two in combination. John C. Danforth
A Protestant population does not willingly allow education to be controlled for it by Catholics … Stephen Lucius Gwynn
Many in my party [Republican Party] are more interested in finding heretics than they are in finding converts Sarah Elizabeth Cupp
Christianity has found its triumphs and shown its fruits in every nation and tribe upon the globe; and its results have been in every case the same. Virtue, social order, prosperity, blessedness, the elevation and improvement, in all respects, of the human life, are the uniform and exclusive inheritance of those who receive the gospel. Julius Hawley Seelye
Most inhabitants of these post-Soviet states also resent that people in the West consider their outlook backward and reactionary. Alexander Lukin
Committee of German Scientists for the Preservation of Pure Scholarship Anonymous
[Vinayak Damodar] Savarkar and his followers lionized Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler and sought to adapt elements of fascist politics to India …. Gandhi’s philosophy with its emphasis on nonviolence and tolerance stood in stark contrast to the divisive [anti-Moslem] vision of Hinduvta leaders and the two movements were often in conflict. Indeed … the man who assassinated Gandhi in 1948, was a follower of Savarkar. Ananya Vajpeyi
Children are being beheaded, women are being raped, men are being crucified, and Christians are being forced to “convert or die”. This is the essence of radical Islam: the barbarians even kill Muslims, as well as Christians, Jews, and others who are not like them. William Anthony Donohue
Too often, we have failed to enforce international norms when its inconvenient to do so. And we have not confronted forcefully enough the intolerance, sectarianism, and hopelessness that feeds violent extremism in too many parts of the globe. Barack Obama
Canada is your home!. Anonymous
The great religions are … tragically sources of ceaseless and unnecessary suffering. They are impediments to the grasp of reality needed to solve most social problems in the real world. Their exquisitely human flaw is tribalism. Edward O. Wilson
We are all missionaries (propagandists of our views). Each of us disapproves of the other missionaries. Mark Twain
So that true Christians can serve God, the Father, without hindrance, The Father demands the purification and the cleansing of his new Jerusalem. Our republic cannot tolerate the confusion sewn by impious sects. I advise that we slaughter without delay the Catholics and Lutherans and all those who are not of the right faith. None may remain alive in Zion, but those who offer the Father a pure and pleasing worship … the only way to protect the pious from the impure is to sweep the impure from the face of the earth. Jan Mathias
Everywhere we are surrounded by dogs and sorcerers and whores and the Godless and all who love lies and commit them. Jan Mathias
Every book in the City other than the Bible shall be burned.. Jan Mathias
Hubert, the blacksmith here has been led terribly astray by an evil spirit, reaching such a pitch of madness that in public, he dared to despise the Prophet [Mathias himself] sent to you for your salvation—to revile him with unspeakable bitter and scurrilous jibes. From this it is clear that he is an impious disturber of the general peace. This man must be quashed, to be removed from the pious, to be pulled up by the roots Jan Mathias
We in the West would be wrong to prolong the pain of that transition unnecessarily, by elevating cultures full of bigotry and hatred towards women to the stature of respectable alternative ways of life. Ayaan Hirsi Ali
If we look back into history for the character of the present sects of Christianity, we shall find that few have not in their turn been persecutors, and complainers of persecution. Benjamin Franklin
You say you're supposed to be nice to the Episcopalians and the Presbyterians and the Methodists and this, that, and the other thing. Nonsense, I don't have to be nice to the spirit of the Antichrist. Pat Robertson
If anybody understood what Hindus really believe, there would be no doubt that they have no business administering government policies in a country that favors freedom and equality Pat Robertson
I dedicate this book [The German Dictatorship] to the hope that a sober picture of the German dictatorship may help Germany avoid both old and new dangers, primarily the traditional authoritarian concept of the state, but also radical utopianism—both expressions of intolerance and conceit, and moreover, profoundly unpolitical modes of behavior Karl Dietrich Bracher
Authoritarianism is the principle determinant of intollerance. Karen Stenner
Our showy celebration of, and absolute insistence upon, individual autonomy and unconstrained diversity pushes those by nature least equipped to live comfortably in a liberal democracy not to the limits of their tolerance, but to their intolerant extremes. Karen Stenner
Nothing inspires greater tolerance from the intolerant than an abundance of common and unifying beliefs, practices, rituals, institutions, and processes. Karen Stenner
well-meaning programs celebrating multiculturalism … might aggravate more than educate, might intensify rather than diminish, intolerance. Karen Stenner
The rise of media politics has spawned a new breed of freelancing politicians who excel at demanding attention rather than working behind the scenes to get things done. These showboaters entertain or scare voters, often by affirming their common political identities. ­Problem ­solving invites reason, compromise, and, ultimately, mutual respect; ­identity ­building invites posturing, passion, and, ultimately, ­intolerance. Gil Troy