No Compulsion in Religion
A Faith-Based Critique of the 'Defamation of Religions' Concept
Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
No Compulsion in Religion opposes "the misguided Defamation of Religions concept" for two main reasons
"Second, it has not prevented the bigotry and violence it has sought to guard against. In fact, evidence in several countries shows the opposite – local blasphemy laws have provided a pretext for vigilante violence, and legitimated harassment and violence against people with different religious and political views."
"First, it runs contrary to Islamic teachings promoting religious tolerance and a free, civil exchange of ideas.