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Report: Muslim Countries ‘Worst Violators of Religious Freedom’

But not to worry – the State Department has issued indefinite waivers on taking any action against Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia.
These seven men were executed in Saudi Arabia in March, 2013, for a robbery they committed before turning 18.

These seven men were executed in Saudi Arabia in March, 2013, for a robbery they committed before turning 18.

Ten out of the 15 countries with the worst religious freedom abuses are Muslim, according to the recently released U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) 2013 Annual Report identifying the status of religious freedom throughout the world, and citing countries that are the least tolerant of religious freedom.

IRFA requires the President of the United States, who has delegated this authority to the Secretary of State, to designate as “countries of particular concern,” or CPCs, those governments that have engaged in or tolerated “particularly severe” violations of religious freedom.

IRFA defines “particularly severe” violations as ones that are “systematic, ongoing, and egregious,” including acts such as torture, prolonged detention without charges, disappearances, or “other flagrant denial[s] of the right to life, liberty, or the security of persons.”

After a country is designated a CPC, the President is required by law to take action to remedy the situation, or to invoke a waiver if circumstances warrant (As the late JFK put it: He may be an SOB, but he’s our SOB).

For the 2013 Annual Report, USCIRF recommends that the Secretary of State re-designate the following eight countries as CPCs: Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Uzbekistan.

USCIRF also finds that seven other countries meet the CPC threshold and should be so designated: Egypt, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Vietnam.

USCIRF also places countries on its Tier 2 list, where the country is on the threshold of a CPC status, meaning that the violations engaged in or tolerated by the government are particularly severe and that at least one, but not all three, of the elements of the “systematic, ongoing, egregious” standard is met.

The Tier 2 designation provides advance warning of negative trends that could develop into severe violations of religious freedom, thereby giving policymakers an opportunity to engage early and increasing the likelihood of preventing or diminishing the violations. USCIRF has concluded that the following eight countries meet the Tier 2 standard in this reporting period: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Cuba, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Laos, and Russia.

But not to worry – the State Department has issued indefinite waivers on taking any action against Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia. As a result of these waivers, the United States has not implemented any policy response tied to the CPC designation for either country.

Gives a whole new meaning to the slogan “Freedom must be earned.”

In Egypt, the government has failed to protect Coptic Christians, who comprise 10 percent of the country’s 90 million people. The Copts have been tortured and killed and individuals continue to be prosecuted, convicted, and imprisoned for “contempt” or “defamation” of religion (Islam).

Somebody should start boycotting Egyptian products…

In Iran, religious freedom for minorities has deteriorated over the last year, a bad year for the Baha’is, Christians, and Sufi Muslims. The Report details that, “physical attacks, harassment, detention, arrests, and imprisonment” intensified.

Jews, Armenian and Assyrian Christians, and Zoroastrians have faced harassment, intimidation, discrimination, arrests, and imprisonment. Anyone who has dissented against the government, a theocratic republic, including Majority Shi’i and minority Sunni Muslims, have been intimidated, harassed, and detained. Several dissidents and human rights defenders have been sentenced to death and executed for “waging war against God.”

Human sacrifice, that must be their god’s favorite pastime.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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11 Responses to “Report: Muslim Countries ‘Worst Violators of Religious Freedom’”

  1. Artie Lee says:

    DO NOT ALLOW HILLARY CLINTON AND OBAMAO TO GET AWAY WITH THE LIES AND COVERUP…

    Al Qaeda’s Sept. 10 video

    The day before the embassy protest in Cairo, al Qaeda’s official media arm, As Sahab, released a video starring Ayman al Zawahiri. …In the video, al Qaeda’s emir called for revenge for the killing of Abu Yahya al L…ibi and also used the occasion to argue that his organization’s ideology is… alive and well.

    “Every time our blood flows for our belief, our words come alive in our Ummah,” Ayman al Zawahiri said in the Sept. 10 video, according to a translation provided by SITE. “Every time martyrs fall, then the call of jihad gets new life. And every time the spirit of jihad spreads, the end nears for the arrogance and mightiness of the evil empire, America.”

    Zawahiri continued [emphasis added]: “America realizes full well that the material power of al-Qaeda cannot be compared to the material force of the Zionist alliance, but it understands that the message of the mujahideen in general and al Qaeda in particular is a warning to its end and defeat, because it is the message of jihad and martyrdom, and refusal of humiliation and submission, and this message has spread amongst our Muslim Ummah, which received it with acceptance and responded to it.”

    At this point, the As Sahab video cuts to a clip from Al Faroq media. In the foreground of the clip, both Mohammed al Zawahiri, who is sitting in front of a flag commonly associated with al Qaeda in Iraq, and Sheikh ‘Adel Shehato can be clearly seen. As explained above, both attended the Sept. 11 protest in front of the US embassy.

    Read more: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/10/al_qaeda-linked_jiha.php#ixzz2Smc7Up1a
    http://clashdaily.com/

  2. Let's face facts. Among the worst violators of human rights in the world are ALL 56 Muslim regimes. Rights and freedom are diametrically opposites of Islam.

  3. Jeff Gunn says:

    8's the count in the picture and I say where's my bull**** repellent?

  4. Jeff Gunn says:

    8's the count in the picture and I say where's my bull**** repellent?

  5. These people must be a very ignorant lot. They are just blood thirsty evil people.

  6. Anonymous says:

    BEWARE of Islam – Nasim Ben Iman, Apostate from Islam in Germany warns the West.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u9BNpLThqA&feature=youtu.be RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

  7. Anonymous says:

    .(Nonie Darwish is a former Muslim.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/08/why_muslims_must_hate_jews.html#ixzz235Wv76m7

    Why Muslims Must Hate Jews.

    By Nonie Darwish.

  8. Anonymous says:

    .(Nonie Darwish is a former Muslim fyi RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/08/why_muslims_must_hate_jews.html#ixzz235Wv76m7

    Why Muslims Must Hate Jews.

    By Nonie Darwish.

  9. Anonymous says:

    THE NEW Nazis ARE THESE Islamic EXTREMISTS. Rabbi DR. Bernhard ROSENBERG.

  10. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    And yet the US State Department has publicly attacked Isarel – a charge led by Kerry and the same State spokesperson that has now been proven to have purposely lied and obfuscated about Bhengazi) – for being one of the "most prejudiced States globally. Apparently, reality and truth is of no concern to the holy one. Just fulfilling his agenda no matter how many people are murdered and protecting his paymaters.

  11. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    And yet the US State Department has publicly attacked Isarel – a charge led by Kerry and the same State spokesperson that has now been proven to have purposely lied and obfuscated about Bhengazi) – for being one of the "most prejudiced States globally. Apparently, reality and truth is of no concern to the holy one. Just fulfilling his agenda no matter how many people are murdered and protecting his paymaters.

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