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There is a critical mass of well-informed Muslims for whom Sunni and Shi’i Islam are not fundamental to how they view themselves as Muslims.
New research indicates COVID-19 restrictions were largely accepted by Chinese villagers and satisfaction with the government’s response is high.
Overcoming prejudices concerning Islam and Muslims must involve acknowledgement of an ethical, progressive and peaceful Islam that teaches respectful coexistence with non-Muslims.
A change of religion is a personal matter and should not lead to any form of punishment, let alone the death penalty.