For more than a year, we have been reporting on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill winding its way through Uganda’s legislature. The impetus for the bill is that Uganda is supposedly a fundamentalist Christian nation and its laws should reflect such radical beliefs. Today, a different sent of religious nuts, this time Muslims, have expressed their “holy” values in all its horror:
The deadly bombings in Uganda during the World Cup final have deepened worries among American authorities about another once localized Islamic group that is spreading its terrorism across borders, using a playbook written by Al Queda.
Note to everyone in that volatile region of the world: Religious extremism — Muslim, Christian or other — is harmful to your health and bad for society. Isn’t it time to rethink the “goodness” of such zealotry and fanaticism?
When religious extremists are in power, no one wins.