Apostasy, foreign fighters and religious freedom in the Maldives: a policy paper

Maldives’ Ministry of Islamic Affairs published a paper to strengthen legal frameworks and highlight policy gaps around apostasy, religious freedom and foreign fighters. This is a paper to set out the policy for how state institutions should act in cases related to religious freedom, mocking religion, going to war, and committing assault and acts of war in the name of religion.Among the biggest challenges facing the Maldives today include Maldivians (even if rarely) leaving our holy religion of Islam; openly demeaning Islam and talking and making calls against religion; going to war in the name of religion, committing assault and acts of war in the name of religion; and among people who hold such ideologies, acts of intimidation and bullying, both openly and secretly, of people who hold different views or are known to hold different views from the individual or group.…………….Please Log in or Subscribe to view full details…..

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