Religious intolerance involves acts denying the right of people of another religious faith to practice and express their beliefs freely. Religious intolerance is expressed in discrimination, repression and religious rivalry, and results in or results from persecution. It leads to war and persistent hatred between nations and between peoples within nations.
In segments of the Islamic world, close political and cultural ties between Israel and the United States are often perceived as symbolic of anti-Islamic policies by the Western world.
Certain Christian groups in the UK campaign against the practice of Yoga, particularly in public premises, claiming that, in essence, and as a Hindu practice, it is a cleverly disguised form of devil-worship.