Are YOU engaging in wishful thinking or are you being willfully ignorant. Communists send people to the camps for being educated. The Khmer Rouge suffocated people with plastic bags simply because the victims wore glasses. Communists kill and imprison just because they feel like it and atheist communists loathe Christianity.
Strawman argument. The Khmer Rouge were not Vietnamese. Among others, the Khmer Rouge specifically targetted Cambodians who were ethnically Vietnamese. FYI, the Vietnamese are the ones who put an end to the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia.
Again, please provide documented evidence, from a non-Christian source, of people currently being sent to re-education camps in Vietnam simply for being Christian.
posted on 12/27/2004 8:52:36 AM PST
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I doubt if anyone can provide you with that information. The current Vietnamese government has a poor human rights record, but the idea that anyone is being sent to a reeducation camp simply for being a Christian is nonsense. Viet Nam has a huge Roman Catholic population (6 to 8 million people, the second largest number in any country in Asia after the Philippines); there are large seminaries in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and in addition to the Catholic Church, the Vietnamese government officially recognizes the Christian Missionary Alliance and the Southern Evangelical Church of Viet Nam.
Viet Nam needs to make major improvements in religious freedom, but anyone interested in a balanced and accurate description of the current relationship between the Vietnamese government and religious organizations might want to read the International Religious Freedom Report 2003 from the U.S. Department of State at this address:
Everyone else can continue the simpleminded commie bashing and stay ignorant.
...people currently being sent to re-education camps in Vietnam simply for being Christian.
Oh. That's a MUCH narrower statement than the one you made in post 20. In this narrower category, you may very well be correct.
posted on 11/11/2006 2:23:03 PM PST
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