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Old 06-01-2013, 09:36 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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This seems like a thread that should exist here already but if it does, I couldn't find it so let's start anew.

Which regions would you say are the most tolerant and least tolerant? It can be a country, part of a country or region crossing a border, whatever.

By tolerant we can be flexible. For me I mean all all fronts; race, ethnicity, religion etc.

In my opinion, I would say the most tolerant is the west coast of North American between Vancouver and San Diego. Maybe I'm bias because I know this region the best but this is why I started the thread, to learn more.

Now I don't have enough knowledge to discuss what might be the least tolerant region in the world so I welcome every ones input.
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Arab and Muslim countries are extremely tolerant. Visas are granted to foreign travelers regardless of religion, and visitors and travelers are treated equally regardless of whether they are Muslim or not. Nobody there will attempt to convert you to Islam, but at the same time it is illegal for anyone else to try to convert a Muslim to another religion, but those are specific criminal acts which can result in arrest or expulsion. Otherwise, persons of all faiths are permitted freedom of thought and movement in their countries. With a few rare and specific exceptions, like Bahai people are considered enemies of the state in Iran.

People born in the country who are members of a non-Muslim religious minority are free to practice their religion, but may in some cases be restricted in public displays of their religion. Non-Muslims are not discriminated against for jobs, education, housing, etc. and minorities often hold high position in government or corporations. For example, Tariq Aziz, who was the deputy prime minister of Iraq under Saddam Hussein, is a Christian.

The USA carefully scrutinizes the papers of any visitor who is Muslim, but Muslim countries pay no such particular attention to non-Muslim visitors.

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Old 06-01-2013, 11:29 PM
 
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Arab and Muslim countries are extremely tolerant. Visas are granted to foreign travelers regardless of religion, and visitors and travelers are treated equally regardless of whether they are Muslim or not. Nobody there will attempt to convert you to Islam, but at the same time it is illegal for anyone else to try to convert a Muslim to another religion, but those are specific criminal acts which can result in arrest or expulsion. Otherwise, persons of all faiths are permitted freedom of thought and movement in their countries. With a few rare and specific exceptions, like Bahai people are considered enemies of the state in Iran.

People born in the country who are members of a non-Muslim religious minority are free to practice their religion, but may in some cases be restricted in public displays of their religion. Non-Muslims are not discriminated against for jobs, education, housing, etc. and minorities often hold high position in government or corporations. For example, Tariq Aziz, who was the deputy prime minister of Iraq under Saddam Hussein, is a Christian.

The USA carefully scrutinizes the papers of any visitor who is Muslim, but Muslim countries pay no such particular attention to non-Muslim visitors.
I don't agree with what you have written as many Arab Muslim countries are not tolerant towards women's rights. In Saudi Arabia for example women cannot drive cars or anywhere without a male family member escorting them and in Iran women must wear head-coverings, etc.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:30 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Most: Northeast United States
Least: Middle East
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:16 AM
 
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
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Most: San Francisco Bay Area.
Least: Russia. Israel. Saudi Arabia. Pretty much any Middle Eastern country.
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Old 06-02-2013, 03:03 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Most: Northwestern Europe (Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden)

Least: Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Yemen)
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:34 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Most: Netherlands, Denmark, Canada, US, Australia, NZ

Least: Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan, most Muslim African countries, Nigeria, Uganda
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:49 AM
 
Location: 59N
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I am not sure if Denmark is the most tolerant region/country. It has one of the strictest immigration laws in Europe.
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Most: Netherlands, Denmark, Canada, US, Australia, NZ

Least: Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan, most Muslim African countries, Nigeria, Uganda
Why no UK? If Australia is tolerant then the UK definitely is, watch this if you get the chance.


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It was funny because I watched episode 2 of the BBC documentary "Australia with Simon Reeve" I suggest you watch it, maybe the people aren't racist but the government is. Watch this episode and try and deny it.
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:55 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Why no UK? If Australia is tolerant then the UK definitely is, watch this if you get the chance.
Oh yeah UK of course.
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