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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“We must not enable anyone to impose his personal view regarding religion on others by force, oppression, or pressure.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Whenever women protest and ask for their rights, they are silenced with the argument that the laws are justified under Islam. It is an unfounded argument. It is not Islam at fault, but rather the patriarchal culture that uses its own interpretations to justify whatever it wants.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“What is important is that one utilizes one's intellect and not to be 100 percent sure about one's convictions. One should always leave room for doubt.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“When we criticize in Iran the actions of the government, the fundamentalists say that we and the Bush Administration are in the same camp. The funny thing is that human rights activists and Mr. Bush can never be situated in the same group.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The idea of cultural relativism is nothing but an excuse to violate human rights.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Women are the victims of this patriarchal culture, but they are also its carriers. Let us keep in mind that every oppressive man was raised in the confines of his mother's home.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“How can you defy fear? Fear is a human instinct, just like hunger. Whether you like it or not, you become hungry. Similarly with fear. But I have learned to train myself to live with this fear.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Democracy doesn't recognize east or west; democracy is simply people's will. Therefore, I do not acknowledge that there are various models of democracy; there is just democracy itself.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“When a person is humiliated, when his rights are being violated, and he does not have the proper education, naturally he gravitates toward terrorism.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The condition of women in Islamic societies as a whole is also far from desirable. However, we should acknowledge that there are differences. In certain countries, the conditions are much better and in others much worse.”

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