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Worthy Christian News » Islamic nations among world's worst violators of religious freedoms

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

islamic-statesWASHINGTON, D.C. (Worthy News)– Of the 15 worst violators of religious freedom in the world, 10 are Islamic states.

Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Vietnam severely restrict religious activities by harassing individuals and groups for their beliefs; therefore they have been classified as "countries of particular concern" in the 2013 report by the Commission on International Religious Freedom.

The Commission is an independent advisory body that monitors abuses of religious freedom by identifying nations such as Egypt — whose transitional government has failed to protect religious minorities, usually Coptic Christians, from Islamic-inspired violence — as "governments that are the most egregious violators."

Muslim-dominated Iraq was cited for tolerating "violent, religiously motivated attacks" and the Islamic Republic of Iran for "prolonged detention, torture, and executions based primarily, or entirely on the religion of the accused." Iran often accuses converts to Christianity of crimes against state security.

Saudi Arabia suppresses all religious practices outside of its officially-sanctioned Wahhabism. The home of Islam prosecutes individuals for apostasy, blasphemy and even sorcery; it also interferes with the faiths of its guest workers.

Pakistan strictly enforces a controversial blasphemy law while failing to prosecute acts of sectarian violence by its Muslim majority against minority religions.

Religious freedoms in Sudan continue to suffer long after South Sudan seceded from President Bashir's criminalization of apostasy and his government's imposition of a strict interpretation of shari’a.

Nigeria was cited for its religious violence between the militant Muslims of Boko Harem and Christians living in the North; this violence is compounded by the government’s inability to stop the incessant sectarian attacks.

A second tier of dishonorable mention where the abuses of religious freedoms don’t meet all of the criteria to be ranked as countries of particular concern include Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Cuba, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Laos and Russia.

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  • Anderson
    8 May 2013 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    SO ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN
     
    Most people will tell you they are but in reality they are only
    religious people following the words of man come Saturday or Sunday.
    lets do the math on earth today there are over 3 billion people claiming to be christian of those 3 billion there are over 3000 different religions teaching there version of there god be it catholic Muslim Mormon or whatever they are all products
    of man not the true god. Christ is the church and at this time he sets at the right hand of God any church on earth built and started by man was made corrupt by both man and Satan. Christ tells us (oh how they worship in vain preaching for truth the doctrine of man. ) the only truth is in Gods words Christ said man cannot live by bread alone but by every word of God. Gods words are in his book given to us so we may no the truth. the world will never know the real God until they give up mans religion. And even now I know that only a very few people will understand this because they are to busy pointing there finger at others and claiming there right. When none are right no not one for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Christ will return one day soon and he will gather his flock and build his church here on earth and all others will be destroyed. Learn to seek the truth now do not take my word for it read your bible and learn for yourself but you must first seek Christ be Baptized and read in an honest search for real truth do not just take mans word no mater what or who they are your preacher is only as good as the religion that schooled him. Gods book is truth and all the answers are in it you will not need mans interpatation ask God he will show you the answer. God is the light and truth Satan is darkness and lies so think about it with over 3000 different religions don't you feel a lot like your in the dark and being lied to. Remember there is only one God not 3000 gods. Satan will not let go untill the last second so let go the chains of religion or you will never find truth. may God help you understand this and send you down the narrow path that leads to Christ Amen.
     
     
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