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'Free to believe. Free to love. Free to be.' [Iran - most religious intolerant!]
Macleans (Canada) ^ | Jan 23, 2012 | Aaron Wherry

Posted on 01/31/2012 6:40:56 AM PST by PRePublic

... And nowhere is religious intolerance more present than in Iran. Baha'i's and Christians are consistently threatened with death and torture simply for believing. Simply for their beliefs.

In September of this past year, a Christian Pastor was threatened with death if he refused to renounce his beliefs. And he is not alone in this. In Egypt, we have been witness to gruesome attacks against Coptic Christians. Attacks in the very places they hold to be sacred... Egyptians recognize that they will not have any freedoms, if they cannot be free to simply believe. Taken from the famous words of Benazir Bhutto; You can imprison a man, but not a belief. You can even kill a man, but you can't kill their beliefs. Canada, with its allies, like the United Kingdom, will continue to push for these fundamental freedoms, for all people.

It is where our long histories have led us. It is what we have learned along the way. It is how are people are free. Free to believe. Free to love. Free to be.

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KEYWORDS: christians; copts; egypt; iran; islamicbigotry; islamofascism

1 posted on 01/31/2012 6:41:06 AM PST by PRePublic
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To: PRePublic
Sadly I see many of the nations in the so-called Arab Spring returning to the Islamic dark ages with its religious intolerance, repression of human rights especially for women and utter hatred for western ideas and values. I also see Afghanistan returning to Taliban control as soon as US forces leave or worse still by Obama cutting some kind of power sharing arrangement between the current weak Afghan government and the Taliban. The girls of Afghanistan better get schooling while they can as I expect those schools will all too soon be closed. Iraq will soon come under Iranian domination with a sharia law enforced tyranny that will match that of Saddam.

Like the "iron curtain" descending over eastern Europe that Winston Churchill described, an Islamic one is now descending over northern Africa and the Middle East.

2 posted on 01/31/2012 7:12:27 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: The Great RJ

You are very correct. Those that are not fooled by the euphoria call it for what it is ‘CHRISTIAN WINTER’ not “arab spring.”

3 posted on 01/31/2012 7:28:09 AM PST by PRePublic (9)
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