Washington Post: Israel ‘a nation not known for religious tolerance’

In a Washington Post article, "In Israel, 'burkinis' and bikinis have been living side by side," the subheadline reads, "In a nation not known for religious tolerance, many people accept the attire without question."

Israel "not known for religious tolerance"?  It is the only country in the Middle East that has religious tolerance.  Can The Washington Post name one other country in the Middle East where Muslims, Christians, Jews, Bahá'ís, Circassians, and others can pray in their respective houses of worship without fear of harm?  Among the 15-20 countries in the Middle East, would The Washington Post list just one other country besides Israel that could say this?

In many Arab countries, conversion from Islam to another religion is considered apostasy and punishable by death, while blasphemy is punishable by imprisonment.

Ironically, in Israel, Muslims have greater freedom of religion than in any Arab country.  Both Sunni and Shia Muslims can practice as they choose.

The Washington Post would have been more accurate if they referred to a region not known for religious tolerance.  The only possible reason to say Israel is not known for religious tolerance would be because newspapers like The Washington Post refuse to let their readers know the truth of the most diverse, free, and tolerant country in the Middle East as highlighted by this article: Israel.

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