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Not a Single Christian Church Left in Afghanistan

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(CNSNews.com) -- There is not a single, public Christian church left in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. State Department.

This reflects the state of religious freedom in that country ten years after the United States first invaded it and overthrew its Islamist Taliban regime.

In the intervening decade, U.S. taxpayers have spent $440 billion to support Afghanistan's new government and more than 1,700 U.S. military personnel have died serving in that country.

The last public Christian church in Afghanistan was razed in March 2010, according to the State Department's latest International Religious Freedom Report. The report, which was released last month and covers the period of July 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010, also states that “there were no Christian schools in the country.”

“There is no longer a public Christian church; the courts have not upheld the church's claim to its 99-year lease, and the landowner destroyed the building in March [2010],” reads the State Department report on religious freedom. “[Private] chapels and churches for the international community of various faiths are located on several military bases, PRTs [Provincial Reconstruction Teams], and at the Italian embassy. Some citizens who converted to Christianity as refugees have returned.”

In recent times, freedom of religion has declined in Afghanistan, according to the State Department.

“The government’s level of respect for religious freedom in law and in practice declined during the reporting period, particularly for Christian groups and individuals,” reads the State Department report.

“Negative societal opinions and suspicion of Christian activities led to targeting of Christian groups and individuals, including Muslim converts to Christianity," said the report. "The lack of government responsiveness and protection for these groups and individuals contributed to the deterioration of religious freedom.

Not a Single Christian Church Left in Afghanistan, Says State Department | CNSnews.com

So much for Religious Tolerance. :eusa_whistle:
 

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I'm glad we have religious tolerance in our country, even if Herman Cain wants to eliminate it for Muslims.
 
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I think Islam is much safer in the Western World than Western Religions are in the Islamic controlled World.
 

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(CNSNews.com) -- There is not a single, public Christian church left in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. State Department.

This reflects the state of religious freedom in that country ten years after the United States first invaded it and overthrew its Islamist Taliban regime.

In the intervening decade, U.S. taxpayers have spent $440 billion to support Afghanistan's new government and more than 1,700 U.S. military personnel have died serving in that country.

The last public Christian church in Afghanistan was razed in March 2010, according to the State Department's latest International Religious Freedom Report. The report, which was released last month and covers the period of July 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010, also states that “there were no Christian schools in the country.”

“There is no longer a public Christian church; the courts have not upheld the church's claim to its 99-year lease, and the landowner destroyed the building in March [2010],” reads the State Department report on religious freedom. “[Private] chapels and churches for the international community of various faiths are located on several military bases, PRTs [Provincial Reconstruction Teams], and at the Italian embassy. Some citizens who converted to Christianity as refugees have returned.”

In recent times, freedom of religion has declined in Afghanistan, according to the State Department.

“The government’s level of respect for religious freedom in law and in practice declined during the reporting period, particularly for Christian groups and individuals,” reads the State Department report.

“Negative societal opinions and suspicion of Christian activities led to targeting of Christian groups and individuals, including Muslim converts to Christianity," said the report. "The lack of government responsiveness and protection for these groups and individuals contributed to the deterioration of religious freedom.

Not a Single Christian Church Left in Afghanistan, Says State Department | CNSnews.com

So much for Religious Tolerance. :eusa_whistle:

And Egypt is moving in that direction as well.
 
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(CNSNews.com) -- There is not a single, public Christian church left in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. State Department.

This reflects the state of religious freedom in that country ten years after the United States first invaded it and overthrew its Islamist Taliban regime.

In the intervening decade, U.S. taxpayers have spent $440 billion to support Afghanistan's new government and more than 1,700 U.S. military personnel have died serving in that country.

The last public Christian church in Afghanistan was razed in March 2010, according to the State Department's latest International Religious Freedom Report. The report, which was released last month and covers the period of July 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010, also states that “there were no Christian schools in the country.”

“There is no longer a public Christian church; the courts have not upheld the church's claim to its 99-year lease, and the landowner destroyed the building in March [2010],” reads the State Department report on religious freedom. “[Private] chapels and churches for the international community of various faiths are located on several military bases, PRTs [Provincial Reconstruction Teams], and at the Italian embassy. Some citizens who converted to Christianity as refugees have returned.”

In recent times, freedom of religion has declined in Afghanistan, according to the State Department.

“The government’s level of respect for religious freedom in law and in practice declined during the reporting period, particularly for Christian groups and individuals,” reads the State Department report.

“Negative societal opinions and suspicion of Christian activities led to targeting of Christian groups and individuals, including Muslim converts to Christianity," said the report. "The lack of government responsiveness and protection for these groups and individuals contributed to the deterioration of religious freedom.

Not a Single Christian Church Left in Afghanistan, Says State Department | CNSnews.com

So much for Religious Tolerance. :eusa_whistle:





Did you ever in your wildest dreams think that there would be religious tolerance from muslims?


No, this does not surprise me at all.
 

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(CNSNews.com) -- There is not a single, public Christian church left in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. State Department.

This reflects the state of religious freedom in that country ten years after the United States first invaded it and overthrew its Islamist Taliban regime.

In the intervening decade, U.S. taxpayers have spent $440 billion to support Afghanistan's new government and more than 1,700 U.S. military personnel have died serving in that country.

The last public Christian church in Afghanistan was razed in March 2010, according to the State Department's latest International Religious Freedom Report. The report, which was released last month and covers the period of July 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010, also states that “there were no Christian schools in the country.”

“There is no longer a public Christian church; the courts have not upheld the church's claim to its 99-year lease, and the landowner destroyed the building in March [2010],” reads the State Department report on religious freedom. “[Private] chapels and churches for the international community of various faiths are located on several military bases, PRTs [Provincial Reconstruction Teams], and at the Italian embassy. Some citizens who converted to Christianity as refugees have returned.”

In recent times, freedom of religion has declined in Afghanistan, according to the State Department.

“The government’s level of respect for religious freedom in law and in practice declined during the reporting period, particularly for Christian groups and individuals,” reads the State Department report.

“Negative societal opinions and suspicion of Christian activities led to targeting of Christian groups and individuals, including Muslim converts to Christianity," said the report. "The lack of government responsiveness and protection for these groups and individuals contributed to the deterioration of religious freedom.

Not a Single Christian Church Left in Afghanistan, Says State Department | CNSnews.com

So much for Religious Tolerance. :eusa_whistle:

And Egypt is moving in that direction as well.

As well as Iraq and Pakistan.
 

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(CNSNews.com) -- There is not a single, public Christian church left in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. State Department.

This reflects the state of religious freedom in that country ten years after the United States first invaded it and overthrew its Islamist Taliban regime.

In the intervening decade, U.S. taxpayers have spent $440 billion to support Afghanistan's new government and more than 1,700 U.S. military personnel have died serving in that country.

The last public Christian church in Afghanistan was razed in March 2010, according to the State Department's latest International Religious Freedom Report. The report, which was released last month and covers the period of July 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010, also states that “there were no Christian schools in the country.”

“There is no longer a public Christian church; the courts have not upheld the church's claim to its 99-year lease, and the landowner destroyed the building in March [2010],” reads the State Department report on religious freedom. “[Private] chapels and churches for the international community of various faiths are located on several military bases, PRTs [Provincial Reconstruction Teams], and at the Italian embassy. Some citizens who converted to Christianity as refugees have returned.”

In recent times, freedom of religion has declined in Afghanistan, according to the State Department.

“The government’s level of respect for religious freedom in law and in practice declined during the reporting period, particularly for Christian groups and individuals,” reads the State Department report.

“Negative societal opinions and suspicion of Christian activities led to targeting of Christian groups and individuals, including Muslim converts to Christianity," said the report. "The lack of government responsiveness and protection for these groups and individuals contributed to the deterioration of religious freedom.

Not a Single Christian Church Left in Afghanistan, Says State Department | CNSnews.com

So much for Religious Tolerance. :eusa_whistle:

Seriously Intense..

What if anything is in Afghanistan?

The country is in shambles.

I'm surprised they have rocks to huddle behind.
 

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Sounds like our efforts in Afghanistan have been so successful. Hell, let's stay another ten years and get more soldiers killed.
 
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(CNSNews.com) -- There is not a single, public Christian church left in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. State Department.

This reflects the state of religious freedom in that country ten years after the United States first invaded it and overthrew its Islamist Taliban regime.

In the intervening decade, U.S. taxpayers have spent $440 billion to support Afghanistan's new government and more than 1,700 U.S. military personnel have died serving in that country.

The last public Christian church in Afghanistan was razed in March 2010, according to the State Department's latest International Religious Freedom Report. The report, which was released last month and covers the period of July 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010, also states that “there were no Christian schools in the country.”

“There is no longer a public Christian church; the courts have not upheld the church's claim to its 99-year lease, and the landowner destroyed the building in March [2010],” reads the State Department report on religious freedom. “[Private] chapels and churches for the international community of various faiths are located on several military bases, PRTs [Provincial Reconstruction Teams], and at the Italian embassy. Some citizens who converted to Christianity as refugees have returned.”

In recent times, freedom of religion has declined in Afghanistan, according to the State Department.

“The government’s level of respect for religious freedom in law and in practice declined during the reporting period, particularly for Christian groups and individuals,” reads the State Department report.

“Negative societal opinions and suspicion of Christian activities led to targeting of Christian groups and individuals, including Muslim converts to Christianity," said the report. "The lack of government responsiveness and protection for these groups and individuals contributed to the deterioration of religious freedom.

Not a Single Christian Church Left in Afghanistan, Says State Department | CNSnews.com

So much for Religious Tolerance. :eusa_whistle:





Did you ever in your wildest dreams think that there would be religious tolerance from muslims?


No, this does not surprise me at all.
Me neither. Some, however are still in denial.
 
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(CNSNews.com) -- There is not a single, public Christian church left in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. State Department.

This reflects the state of religious freedom in that country ten years after the United States first invaded it and overthrew its Islamist Taliban regime.

In the intervening decade, U.S. taxpayers have spent $440 billion to support Afghanistan's new government and more than 1,700 U.S. military personnel have died serving in that country.

The last public Christian church in Afghanistan was razed in March 2010, according to the State Department's latest International Religious Freedom Report. The report, which was released last month and covers the period of July 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010, also states that “there were no Christian schools in the country.”

“There is no longer a public Christian church; the courts have not upheld the church's claim to its 99-year lease, and the landowner destroyed the building in March [2010],” reads the State Department report on religious freedom. “[Private] chapels and churches for the international community of various faiths are located on several military bases, PRTs [Provincial Reconstruction Teams], and at the Italian embassy. Some citizens who converted to Christianity as refugees have returned.”

In recent times, freedom of religion has declined in Afghanistan, according to the State Department.

“The government’s level of respect for religious freedom in law and in practice declined during the reporting period, particularly for Christian groups and individuals,” reads the State Department report.

“Negative societal opinions and suspicion of Christian activities led to targeting of Christian groups and individuals, including Muslim converts to Christianity," said the report. "The lack of government responsiveness and protection for these groups and individuals contributed to the deterioration of religious freedom.

Not a Single Christian Church Left in Afghanistan, Says State Department | CNSnews.com

So much for Religious Tolerance. :eusa_whistle:

Seriously Intense..

What if anything is in Afghanistan?

The country is in shambles.

I'm surprised they have rocks to huddle behind.

Poppies and Gems. Minerals, and a Shit load of Crazed Muslims.
If we had conditions about maintaining a presence there, and they were actually being met, it might make more sense. If there was a real Reform Movement in Islam, in relation to Human Rights, it would make sense. That's a big If though. Hey, aren't you glad you moved out of the Upper East Side, or were you planning to join the Protest?
 

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the old Muslims from centuries ago did tolerate other religions more than today.
 

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So much for Religious Tolerance. :eusa_whistle:

Seriously Intense..

What if anything is in Afghanistan?

The country is in shambles.

I'm surprised they have rocks to huddle behind.

Poppies and Gems. Minerals, and a Shit load of Crazed Muslims.
If we had conditions about maintaining a presence there, and they were actually being met, it might make more sense. If there was a real Reform Movement in Islam, in relation to Human Rights, it would make sense. That's a big If though. Hey, aren't you glad you moved out of the Upper East Side, or were you planning to join the Protest?

Planning to protest? :lol:

Last protest I went to was against the Iraq invasion. It was hard for me to listen to the plethora of crazies from every movement braying on and on about the "Palestinian Occupation" or the "Slaughter of the American Indian". That was about Iraq for Pete's sake. In any case..to busy looking for a job. If I ain't at an interview..I am fielding phone calls and emails.

I might stop by.

And back to Afghanistan. I think everyone should leave that place alone..and let them sort crap out on their own.
 

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the old Muslims from centuries ago did tolerate other religions more than today.

Like when Muhammad beheaded 1000 Jews 1400 years ago and expelled the rest and said on his deathbed that Jews and Christians and all infidels must never be allowed in Arabia? :lol:

Or, like when the Sharia says that all non-Muslims must convert, submit or die?:lol:

Or, like when infidels have been stripped of their rights as dhimmis?:lol:
 

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or like the way that protestants killed catholics just because of a difference of opininion.
 
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or like the way that protestants killed catholics just because of a difference of opininion.

Did you lose your Mommy Little Boy? Are you lost? :lol:

Can you show where Protestants targeted Christians in Afghanistan? Link? :eusa_whistle:
 
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Seriously Intense..

What if anything is in Afghanistan?

The country is in shambles.

I'm surprised they have rocks to huddle behind.

Poppies and Gems. Minerals, and a Shit load of Crazed Muslims.
If we had conditions about maintaining a presence there, and they were actually being met, it might make more sense. If there was a real Reform Movement in Islam, in relation to Human Rights, it would make sense. That's a big If though. Hey, aren't you glad you moved out of the Upper East Side, or were you planning to join the Protest?

Planning to protest? :lol:

Last protest I went to was against the Iraq invasion. It was hard for me to listen to the plethora of crazies from every movement braying on and on about the "Palestinian Occupation" or the "Slaughter of the American Indian". That was about Iraq for Pete's sake. In any case..to busy looking for a job. If I ain't at an interview..I am fielding phone calls and emails.

I might stop by.

And back to Afghanistan. I think everyone should leave that place alone..and let them sort crap out on their own.

My last Protest was in 1984. We were more focused and Organized. :lol:

I'm wanting to stop by and shoot some Pictures. I keep procrastinating.
 

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In the intervening decade, U.S. taxpayers have spent $440 billion to support Afghanistan's new government

If that really were the case, Afghanistan would be something like Kazakhstan or Portugal.
 

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