Very interesting news coming out of Bangladesh:
The high court division of Bangladesh’s Supreme Court began hearing arguments on Feb. 29 over whether or not Islam can remain the South Asian country’s official religion.
From the creation of Bangladesh in 1971 until a constitutional amendment made Islam the state religion in 1988, the nation was secular. During those years, multiculturalism and interfaith harmony was typical, said Emily Fuentes, communications director for Open Doors USA.
Although Bangladesh has seen less persecution than its neighbors, people of different religions had greater freedom before Islam was given preeminent status, Fuentes said.
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