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Nine Muslim countries among top 13 “egregious” violators of religious freedom

Posted by Mats on 02/05/2009

By Robert Spencer

With six more on the watch list. This is not just some coincidence: even though the countries named are not all Sharia states (with the exceptions of Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Sudan), Sharia remains a cultural and legal presence to varying degrees in all majority-Muslim countries. And Sharia institutionalizes discrimination against unbelievers.

Islamic Tolerance Alert: “Nations with worst religious tolerance named,” from CNN, May 1 (thanks to Charles B.):

WASHINGTON (CNN) — A U.S. government panel listed 13 countries Friday as “egregious” violators of religious freedom.The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom’s annual report named Myanmar, North Korea, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, China, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.

It recommended that the Obama administration designate them as “countries of particular concern” or CPC.

The group has issued a watch list that includes Afghanistan, Belarus, Cuba, Egypt, Indonesia, Laos, Russia, Somalia, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Venezuela, countries that don’t rise to the level of a CPC but need to be monitored….


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