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Eurasia Review -- July 4 and the Ahmadiyya - OpEd


July 8, 2013 | By Katrina Lantos Swett

The following appeared in Eurasia Review on July 4th, 2013.

Last Saturday, on June 29, I was honored to speak in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to the Ahmadiyya Muslim American Community's 65th Annual Convention.

For the past several years, the Ahmadiyya have chosen Harrisburg for their convention, just days before America's July 4 celebration.

Remarks by USCIRF Chair Katrina Lantos Swett at Conference on Religious Freedom, Violent Religious Extremism, and Constitutional Reform in Muslim-Majority Countries

USCIRF Chair Katrina Lantos Swett gave the following remarks at a conference, cosponsored by USCIRF and Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs on December 7, 2012. 
Thank you for that kind introduction.  
I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome all of you to our new home, which happens to be right across the street from our old home.  

Iraq's Permanent Constitution (March 2006)

Analysis and Recommendations

(Revised March 2006)

Article 2:

First: Islam is the official religion of the State and is a foundation source of legislation:

A. No law may be enacted that contradicts the established provisions of Islam
B. No law may be enacted that contradicts the principles of democracy.
C. No law may be enacted that contradicts the rights and basic freedoms stipulated in this Constitution.

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