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Our World of Persecution and Intolerance
The American Spectator ^ | May 21, 2014 | Doug Bandow

Posted on 05/21/2014 12:58:14 PM PDT by Kaslin

The 21st century is supposed to be a time of liberal enlightenment. But the reality looks very different. Instead of a world of mutual understanding and tolerance, people around the globe face spreading violence and human rights abuses. Religious persecution continues to rise.

The latest report from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom documents the worst manifestations of this attack on the most basic liberty of conscience. Now in its 15th year, the Commission reflected on the importance of religious freedom, which “means the right of all human beings to think as they please, believe or not believe as their conscience leads, and live out their beliefs openly, peacefully, and without fear.”

The issues ultimately are not abstract and theoretical, but real and practical. Observed the USCIRF: “When religious freedom is abridged, real people—as well as their families, communities, and countries—pay a price.” People are murdered, worshipers are imprisoned, girls are kidnapped, homes are destroyed, businesses are ruined, and much more because some employ power or violence against those who believe differently.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: intolerance; persecution

1 posted on 05/21/2014 12:58:14 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

But, you know, as long as a man can marry a man in the United States, it’s all good. That’s what REALLY matters.


2 posted on 05/21/2014 1:02:12 PM PDT by Luircin
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To: Kaslin

Liberalism is having eyes closed and ears stopped in the presence of evil. That way, evil can’t happen, see?


3 posted on 05/21/2014 1:02:43 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Luircin

Don’t forget Sandra Fluck gets her free birth control now.


4 posted on 05/21/2014 1:03:57 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Kaslin

Recognize that the 1st Amendment definition does not, and cannot, acknowledge any institution or teaching or tradition that advocates harming or killing non-believers, or the dehumanization of women or non-believers as slaves or property, as a 1A protected religion - and I’ll pay attention.

Until then, we’re just signing our own death warrants - and not by my estimation, but by the literal teachings and consistant practices of Islam.

Who would have thought America could have been infiltrated by people who smiled, waved, and said “hi, we intend to kill you!”

Unreal.


5 posted on 05/21/2014 1:05:41 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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...’The rights of people to think as they please’. Boy, that right has certainly been abused in our colleges and universities.


6 posted on 05/21/2014 1:06:32 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: Talisker

So most American churches in the South, and many elsewhere, were not covered by the 1st Amendment up through 1865?


7 posted on 05/21/2014 1:23:48 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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