Friday, April 30, 2010

13 Countries with the least Religious Freedom

The U.S. Religious freedom Commission recently released a list of the 13 countries with the least amount of religious freedom. The List included all 8 of the nations on the same list last year. 

Those on the list include:

  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • China
  • Eritrea
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sudan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Iraq
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Vietnam
Funny how all of these Nations also have governments who are no friend to America and the American Way way of life.  Possibly the most disturbing name on that list is Iraq, after all of the influence we have on that Nation we should think they would be more open to religious freedom, especially after the Saddam regime. 
The panel did criticize the current and former administrations in Washington for doing far too little to make basic religious rights universal.

This should give us something to think about as we wonder the actions of our own government as we continue to lose more and more freedom every year.  It doesn't really matter where you stand on matters of religion, the freedom of religion is one of the most basic rights.  Without this right, no other freedom is truly attainable.   


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