New Syria law expands state regulation of religious affairs: Sounds like Xi & the Pope

I'm sure this is well-intended:

It forbids preachers and religious instructors from "stoking sectarian strife" or "taking advantage of religious platforms for political purposes."
... a way to regulate religious discourse in order to "fight extremism."

However, is "taking advantage of religious platforms for political purposes" necessarily a bad thing? Doesn't it depend upon whether what is being sought is righteous or not?

Okay, righteousness is in the eye of the beholder. Therefore, those with bad intentions can falsely imagine their intentions are ultimately righteous. Now what?

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    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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