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I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. DeGaulle
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The price of blasphemy in Pakistan

The price of blasphemy in Pakistan | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Critics say controversial laws are ripe for misuse and abuse, with accusations often stemming from personal disputes.

 

'"You may belong to any religion, caste or creed that has nothing to do with the business of the state. In due course of time, Hindus will cease to be Hindus and Muslims will cease to be Muslims – not in a religious sense for that is the personal faith of an individual – but in a political sense as citizens of one state," declared Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Pakistan's founder, in his first address to the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan on August 11, 1947.

 

But more than 65 years on, Pakistan is again generating headlines because of its controversial anti-blasphemy laws that some analysts say are far removed from the founder's vision of the state.'

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Muslims move into mainstream in Rwanda - On Line Opinion - 28/8/2012

Muslims move into mainstream in Rwanda - On Line Opinion - 28/8/2012 | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
While a minority themselves in Rwanda, Muslims role in protecting Tutsis during the genocide has made a large difference to them.

 

'Forgiveness is the ability to free oneself from the dependence on another and in this case the perpetrator of the genocide. "If you hate someone, you constantly think about his inhumanity," says Dr Naasson Munyandamutsa, who won the 2011 Prize of Geneva for Human Rights in Psychiatry, and is credited for placing psychiatry at the 'nucleus of public health'. "If you do that, you remain in his grip and cannot escape to shape your life. Neither Muslims nor Christians advocate revenge. Revenge is a trap for resilience. How do individuals give meaning to things again? How do you deal with the unspeakable and reorganise your internal world?"'

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