US Gov. Commission: Freedom of religious minorities a security issue

From People of Shambhala.

Yezidis attacked in Sinjar province, Iraq, August 2007.

Persecution of, or discrimination against, religious minorities is a security issue for the USA, says the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

The USCIRF has just published a report by Leonard A. Leo is (Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom) and Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou (Vice Chair of the USCIRF and an Assistant Professor of International Relations at Boston University) called Protecting Religious Freedom Abroad. The highlights the oppression of religious minorities around the world (from Yezidis to Ahmadi Muslims), especially in the Middle East and Asia.

While this is welcome in itself, more interesting, perhaps, the authors of the report conclude that allowing minority religions to be oppressed poses a long term… read more.

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