13 Countries with the least religious freedom

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    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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    I thought Saudi Arabia was our friend and ally.
     
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    We have a problem with Sudan?
     
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    We most certainly should with their genocide
     
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    Mutually beneficial business partner is more like it
     
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    I agree with you.....but I'm talking about our government.
     
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    Actually, this should give us something to think about when we start whining about "losing freedoms" we aren't really losing. Go to one of those countries and get a taste what it's really like.
     
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    If we don't, we ought to. Sudan Human Rights
     
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    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.[/quote]

    Actually, this should give us something to think about when we start whining about "losing freedoms" we aren't really losing. Go to one of those countries and get a taste what it's really like.[/QUOTE]

    Ok so you're one of those, don't whine because it could be much worse people. Freedom is not negotiable. We had to fight for it, and if we don't continue to fight for it, we'll lose it.

    Those who expect to reap the benefits of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
    – Thomas Paine
     
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    Many Americans make this same fundamental error in thinking about Iraq.

    They are not "just like us". Their culture is very different.

    When Iraqis go through police training then turn around and sell their uniforms and weapons, and never report for duty they are NOT doing anything that is not in line with their culture.

    This fundamental misunderstanding is why we can NOT win the "war" in Iraq.

    All of this goes back to American arrogance in how we view the world.
     
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