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Restrictions on Religion Rise Around the World: Report
Yahoo News ^ | 9/20/12 | Reuters

Posted on 09/21/2012 6:25:59 AM PDT by marshmallow

(Reuters) - Legal limits and social pressures against religion have risen to the point where three-quarters of the world's population live in states where practicing their faith is restricted in some way, a new study said on Thursday.

Restrictions on religion, ranging from a Swiss ban on minarets to Islamist attacks on churches, rose in all major regions of the world during the study period from mid-2009 to mid-2010, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life survey said.

Christianity and Islam, the world's largest and second largest religions, suffered the most harassment by governments and groups or individuals, it said.

Egypt, Indonesia, Russia, Myanmar, Iran, Vietnam, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Nigeria ranked as the countries with the most restrictions on religion - both by their governments and by their societies - in mid-2010, the survey showed.

"A rising tide of restrictions on religion spread across the world between mid-2009 and mid-2010," the 86-page survey said.

They rose even in the Americas and sub-Saharan Africa, where limits on practicing faith had previously been declining. Restrictions were highest in the Middle East and North Africa.

"Because some of the most restrictive countries are very populous, three-quarters of the world's approximately 7 billion people live in countries with high government restrictions on religion or high social hostilities involving religion, up from 70 per cent a year earlier," the survey said.

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Egypt, Indonesia, Russia, Myanmar, Iran, Vietnam, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Nigeria ranked as the countries with the most restrictions on religion....

Saudi Arabia doesn't qualify?

1 posted on 09/21/2012 6:26:01 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

reatrictions on christian realigion rise.


2 posted on 09/21/2012 6:27:47 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: marshmallow

... but there are no restrictions on islam ....


3 posted on 09/21/2012 6:31:39 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: Ken522

USA

HHS Mandate by Obamagabe and Sebelius

August 1 2012

any church school, college, hospital, nonprofit, business

Force us to buy a product (health insurance with free birth control, sterlization)

against our own economic freedom to go against our conscience
and religious teaching


4 posted on 09/21/2012 6:34:31 AM PDT by preamble
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To: marshmallow

I am trying to figure out where this mythical restriction of islam is occurring.
It seems to me they are allowed to operate their death cult with impunity world wide, just who is restricting them?


5 posted on 09/21/2012 6:45:46 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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We are seeing the stage set for the one world government to come to power and the ascension of the AntiChrist who will abolish all religion but his own. The devil loves aethiesm and it is a religion by definition. Clever way to make all religion illegal which takes away hope and lowers morale among the people so they will subject themselves to his rule. Soon the AntiChrist will make it so you have to recieve the “mark” to buy, sell, or trade items. What that mark is we dont know yet but it may very well come from a worldwide socialist healthcare program where we are implanted with a non-removable identification device that will track our daily movements and transactions so that the Beast will be all-knowing.

Had you said this 20 years ago you would have been ridiculed and mocked, however the technology now exists to do just that and we have tyrannical elements being set in place it’s nots o funny anymore


6 posted on 09/21/2012 7:24:56 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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Chips for animals first.
People are already chipping their kids, and there is a move to chip people with dementia.
I think a tattoo is more likely as it is harder to remove, you can use metal laced ink.
Anyway, it sounds odd just to type that, however we have always been moving in direction, never occurred to me it would be in my lifetime.
I am already ‘marked’, with the Blood of Jesus, it is the only ‘mark’ I will wear.


7 posted on 09/21/2012 7:56:00 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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