Ali, arguably the most prominent US Muslim, released aletter he wrote to Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Wednesday.
The February 1st letter asks Khamenei to release Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer, who were arrested while hiking in northern Iraq near the Iranian border.
It’s funny, dissent; there are times when expressing disagreement with our leaders seems very patriot or noble, and yet there are other times when it is seen as disloyal and subversive. And the more fundamental a society becomes, the less dissent is tolerated, but the more it seems to be needed. And lest we think this just happens in Islamic countries, let’s take a good look at America’s tolerance for dissent in the past couple of years.
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