It is unconscionable that the United States would continue to lavishly fund vicious regimes that oppress, subjugate and prosecute religious minorities. Christian persecution is at record levels under Obama, and his response? President Obama removed the sections covering religious freedom and religious persecution from the Country Reports on Human Rights that the State Department releases, because the numbers under his reign are obscene.
Obama’s record on the subjugation, persecution and slaughter of religious minorities is matched by some of the notorious and autocratic leaders on the world stage. The abandonment of religious minorities under the sharia has become a hallmark of the Obama presidency.
“Religious Freedom commission: Consider sanctions to end Christian persecution,” Voice of the Persecuted, February 17, 2014
The U.S. should consider economic sanctions on countries where Christians endure persecution, torture and death to help ensure security here and abroad, a religious rights advocate told Congress Tuesday.
Elliott Abrams of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom said a “case-by-case analysis” could be used in weighing sanctions.
“You look at the list of countries and see so many that are underdeveloped, or middle income or poor,” Mr. Abrams told the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on global human rights. “In those cases economic sanctions … could have an affect. I think what we need to convey is … we care, and this will affect our relations.”
“As it often is the first right taken away, religious freedom serves as the proverbial canary in the coal mine, warning us that denial of other liberties almost surely will follow,” he said. “Supporting religious freedom abroad is not just a legal or moral duty, but a practical necessity that affects the security of the United States because it builds a foundation for progress and stability.”