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Religious Violence Is All Too Real

posted on September 14, 2012

At The Washington Post, Brad Hirschfield writes about the place of religious violence in a post-9/11 world. Hirschfield blames religiously-motivated hate for an endless cycle of violence. “The haters thrive on any bad act perpetrated in the name of whatever tradition they hate, conflating what some people do in the name of that tradition, with the totality of the tradition’s followers or what the tradition is all about,” Hirschfield writes. “Not only is that inaccurate, it’s a deeply cynical use of other people’s suffering.”

Read at The Washington Post