- adj. of, or tolerant of, many religions
“He is moving the country's center of gravity eastwards while reviving a vision of Islam unseen in the world since the Ottoman era -- that of a cosmopolitan, multiethnic, multiconfessional Muslim zone with tolerant policies, where all comers can do business and follow their own cultural inclinations.”
“Iraq's multiconfessional government, a work in progress, has the potential to prove that Shiites, Sunni, Kurds and others can work together in a democratic framework”
“Alas, a series of dictators, culminating in Saddam Hussein, built a state out of a multiconfessional and multiethnic hodgepodge.”
“And I hope it isn't allowed, over time, to obscure the fact that this was the president of the United States standing in Baghdad next to the democratically elected Shia prime minister of a multiconfessional Iraq that has just signed agreements of friendship and cooperation with the United States for the long - term.”
“RICE: But look, we are at a place now where because of difficult decisions that the president took, we have an Iraq that is well on the way to being a multiethnic, multiconfessional democracy that is stable.”
“Belgrade had until the 1980s been the capital of Yugoslavia, or the land of the southern Slavs, which meant by definition that it was the capital of a multiethnic and multiconfessional state.”
“As to the young Shi'ite leader Muqtada al-Sadr, he is, like ourselves, in favor of the unity of the Iraqi people, multiconfessional and Arab.”
“-- Syria, despite facilitating support for Iraqi insurgent groups, would be threatened by the impact that the breakup of Iraq would have on its own multiethnic and multiconfessional society.”
“You have a multiethnic, multiconfessional democracy that isn't threatening its neighbors. ”
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