"True respect for universal values can be achieved only when we can balance entitlement to the exercise of our freedoms with respect for the sanctified values of others. When we cross the bounds of our freedoms, it becomes anarchy; when we expect people of other cultures to prioritize their values based on our norms, we are patronizing them subconsciously."
"Fanaticism should not be defined through cultural stereotypes, but instead through their acts and deeds. The launching of the New York City Subway stations ad during the holy day of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, was a deliberate effort to drive a wedge between faith communities in America. This is an anathema to the efforts of the interfaith organizations across America who are hard at work weaving the fabric of religious harmony from the strands of our cultural diversity."
It is one thing for a layperson to have no regard for the values of another; it is quite another when those at the helm of our legal and political system act with such disregard and indifference. Laws are made to serve people, not the other way around. Laws are certainly not made to serve those whose slant perspective can skew reality; instead they are made to allow those with clear vision to turn the dream of peace and harmony in the far horizon into a reality in the here and now