Interfaith dialogue is a joke

Today, the United Nations is hosting an “interfaith dialogue” on religious tolerance led by… Saudi Arabia, an absolute monarchy where religious freedom does not exist. I guess it’s like John McEnroe holding a seminar on good sportsmanship. The supposed big news about the event is that King Abdullah just might, maybe, be in the same ...

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Today, the United Nations is hosting an "interfaith dialogue" on religious tolerance led by... Saudi Arabia, an absolute monarchy where religious freedom does not exist. I guess it's like John McEnroe holding a seminar on good sportsmanship.

Today, the United Nations is hosting an “interfaith dialogue” on religious tolerance led by… Saudi Arabia, an absolute monarchy where religious freedom does not exist. I guess it’s like John McEnroe holding a seminar on good sportsmanship.

The supposed big news about the event is that King Abdullah just might, maybe, be in the same room as Shimon Peres, the Israeli president, during dinner. Will they shake hands?

Arab News, a Saudi-owned newspaper, credulously reports, “[T]he conference is expected to usher in a new era of peace and prosperity in the world.”

Don’t hold your breath.

Photo: AFP/Getty Images

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