Ideas are not equal but people are, that is the reason that Abdu Murray says that we must all defend religious freedom. Murray, the North American Director of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, was raised Muslim and converted to Christianity as an adult.
Speaking at the 5th Annual Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom in Ottawa, Murray says there is a push on what kind of public participation religious people should have. He says there is a secularism that calls for all people of faith or no faith to be given space in public square and then there are those that say religion must be a private affair, kept out of the public.
In his talk Murray argues that supporting religious freedom means also speaking up for the freedom of people of other faiths or no faith at all.