Religious hypocrisy and abuses of religious doctrines are not limited to Catholics. All religions have leaders that abuse and violate the tenets of their faiths: Buddhists, Christians of all denominations, Hindus, Jews and Muslims.
The chapter highlights the role of religion in America since the founding of the republic, and how it has been exploited by former president Donald Trump; the politics and religious conflicts in the Middle East between Shia and Sunni Muslims; and in Israel between secular and religious Jews, as well as Jews and Palestinian-Arabs.
The chapter emphasizes the importance of religious co-existence and Pope Francis’ historic visit to Iraq in March 2021, to visit the Grand Ayatollah Ali al Sistani.
The chapter takes a close look at the 2021 electoral revolution in Israel, where a Muslim Arab-Israeli political party became the king maker in the government that removed Benjamin Netanyahu from the prime minister’s office.
The chapter reminds readers that the Palestinians were not the only refugees, but that all Jews from Arab countries were forcibly evicted starting in 1948 and became refugees that were absorbed by Israel.