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Questions relating to the indifference to religious considerations relating to politics.

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Why the international media & certain section of the people are calling Ram Mandir inaugration in India as end of democracy & secularism? [closed]

A lot of international media & certain section of the people are calling Ram Mandir inaugration as end of democracy & secularism. Which makes me question their reasons behind that statement. ...
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Is there any contingent of Muslims who support the right to burn the Quran?

Is there any political group of Muslims who advocate the right to do things like burn the Quran, ie, because they believe in free speech, or that non-Muslims are not bound to the religious ...
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Why would some Turkish official saying that the "Mahdi will return" be reason for resignation nowadays?

In the rather religiously inclined AKP government, I'm curious how credible this resignation reason is: SADAT, officially the SADAT International Defense Consultancy, describes itself on its website ...
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(Why) did the central French government deem the lifting of the burkini ban in Grenoble but not in Rennes an "unacceptable provocation"?

Unless the VOA is mistaken, Rennes lifted their public-swimming pools burkini ban a few years ago (seemingly in 2019) without causing much outcry. A few years ago, local authorities quietly changed ...
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Did any high-level French politician come out against the burkini ban in public swimming pools?

As far as I can tell the Macron government and National Rally (Le Pen) have been against the burkini (thus calling for the ban). The high-profile left-wing candidates appear to have been very good at ...
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Are countries identifying themselves as secular, truly secular countries?

In this video, I see that members of parliaments, PM, and so on are taking oath by holding a book. Is it a bible? If Yes, is England a secular country or not? In this video, I see POTUS is holding a ...
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Reasons behind selective filtering of immigrants by India

The president of the ruling party (BJP) promised during election campaigning that only refugees belonging to Hindu, Sikh and Buddha will be allowed into India. The government also seems to be thinking ...
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Is it allowed to invoke religion while campaigning in India?

I have seen a lot of politicians invoking religion while campaigning for elections in India. They usually drive up an "us vs them" mob mentality. While I feel that this is ethically wrong, is this ...
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Why is has the US not "followed through" with secularisation after the hippie movement?

Well this is (once again) from the viewpoint from one from Europe, specifically the Netherlands. During the 50s and 60s we had a very strict religious "pillars" in society, where one only interacts ...