15 nations named ‘egregious’ religious-freedom violators
May 02, 2013
In its newly released annual report, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), an independent federal agency, is urging the State Department to designate or redesignate 15 nations as “countries of particular concern” (CPCs) because of their “systematic, ongoing, and egregious violations of religious freedom.”
Eight of the nations – Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Uzbekistan – are currently designated as CPCs. The seven other nations are Egypt, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Vietnam.
- USCIRF’s 2013 Annual Report on the State of International Religious Freedom Identifies World’s Worst Violators, April 30, 2013 (USCIRF)
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Posted by: Gregory108 -
May. 02, 2013 8:47 PM ET USA
How long will it take for the US to arrive on the list: HHS mandate, attempts to silence military chaplains, ever-increasing militancy of the gay and pro-abortion lobby, their victories and inroads into making ours a "secular" society purged of all religion? Even Obama often no longer speaks of "freedom of religion," but of "freedom of worship," meaning "you can do anything you want behind the closed doors of your churches, just don't bring it out into the open." Today we are free, but tomorrow?
Posted by: Defender -
May. 02, 2013 11:20 AM ET USA
Shouldn't the United States be added, too or is this not PC?