PROTECTING RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
February 27, 2020
Tony Perkins, the conservative Christian chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (advisors to the U.S. Government) is right on the money: “US body demands India protect Muslims,” The Australian, 28/2, in calling for the Indian government to protect India’s Muslims (and for Perkins’ indirectly calling out of Donald Trump’s inaction on the matter)!
With China’s ever-growing COVID-19 virus and other financial worries, India is in the box-seat to steal so much Western business (not to mention investment) permanently away from China, but only if India offers internal stability, because India has enough problems already with endemic corruption at so many levels!
As a totalitarian state, China can brutally suppress (with gulags) ‘troublesome’ minorities and have a standardised level of corruption. However, India, as a democracy, can have neither (though Indian PM Madi’s shift on religious freedom is about to lock the gate on Muslims’ civic and commercial freedoms).