That is that the United States (and surrounding countries) has never actually guaranteed freedom of religion, constitution notwithstanding. Instead, the government tolerates religion, so as long as it conforms to American moral standards—as sketchy a definition as that might be.
By: Grainne Rhuad- “Applying contemporary standards of tolerance to medieval Muslim history and policy does a disservice to the prospects of reconciliation in our times. The assumption by some that an inherent medieval Islamic intolerance prevailed and that it underlies present-day Muslim terrorism is a distortion of reality.”
By: Khenpo Gurudas Sunyatananda — With mounting sectarianism occuring in Tibetan Buddist traditions the question is raised: Where is the compassion?