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Why Margaret Thatcher Wants Religion

Why Margaret Thatcher Wants Religion "PEOPLE with other faiths and cultures have always been welcomed in our land, assured of equality under the law... There is absolutely nothing incompatible between this and our desire to maintain. . . our own identity.. . There is no place for racial or religious intolerance in our creed!' You might think that this is a quotation from Guru Golwalkar or Deoras (of the RSS). And indeed they have said similar things on more than one occasion. But this quotation is not from them. It is from Margaret Thatcher, from what she herself described as her "most important speech". She was speaking to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

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