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Old Nov 29th 2017, 4:09 am
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Even if some individuals may not do so, the majority of people especially in the developing and Muslim world take religion and what they consider to be blasphemy quite seriously.
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Old Nov 30th 2017, 11:17 am
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Best not to discuss religion (or politics) in ANY country, IMHO
I'd certainly not raise it as a discussion point with any body I didn't know well but I'll answer truthfully when asked, the only time I've been asked officially as it were was when making a witness statement to the police, I expect that there's a box on the form so they fill it in.
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Old Nov 30th 2017, 11:22 am
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I have seen some people, mostly younger and inexperienced answer the question by stating that they don't believe in God or similar. Apart from maybe being against the law, such a response is mostly not well received with loss of status, respect, friends, business opportunities etc as a result.
The one place I visited for work when it seems to be a de rigueur enquiry was Lebanon, there they have I was told 20+ official religions, everyone seemed to be getting along then although the past was somewhat rocky.
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Old Nov 30th 2017, 10:06 pm
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I suspect his books are on the Malaysian Banned Books List.
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Old Nov 30th 2017, 11:29 pm
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Countries in the ME and North Africa were quite different earlier, I remember this from my travels there in 1964/65. But things have changed.
I believe that in general, the previously quite pragmatic (and multireligious) countries in the Muslim world have become much more conservative with persecutions and killings of religious and non-religious dissidents.

It depends of course also on with whom you share your information, an educated intellectual in the capital city is mostly more liberal.
My comments were meant to be more generally valid.
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Old Dec 1st 2017, 8:49 am
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I reply truthfully that I was raised Catholic. That suffices.

Sometimes I like to wind up my Muslim friends that they are so liberal - Catholics believe in literal death before thee part - ie no divorce- whereas Muslims can and do divorce.
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