Religious Freedom commission: Consider sanctions to end Christian persecution


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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.

Where is the outrage and condemnation of Islamic ritual slaughter? Qur’an 8:12 and 47:4.
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“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.”

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  • Stephanie

    (picture) “… Because the Law(?) says Muslims are better than Christians”

    Allah, Q98:7(vs. 98:6) + 3:110 says that Muslims are “the best of creatures” … unbelievers are “the vilest of animals” 8:55

    … from:

  • Alisia S

    Sanctions (at least) should have been the US policy all along. Sadly, I can’t see that happening now. We have gone so far at de-Christianizing the US, thanks to the ACLU and others, that even the hint of government sponsored help or aid to Christians anywhere is immediately squashed. The poisonous seeds of Leftism have bloomed.

  • RCCA

    Just think of all the politicians claiming to be righteous Christians for the sake of their political careers who are bombastic about gay marriage, while ignoring the slaughter of Christians. Why is that? What if Phil Robertson had exercised his freedom of speech and said something about the slaughter of Christians around the world? He might have done some good. (file under hypocrisy)

    Still, good work Atlas. What you do is important.

  • 12grace

    People of ALL faiths should be concerned about the persecution of any group of innocent people.

    They came first for the Communists,

    and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.

    Then they came for the Jews,

    and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.

    Then they came for the trade unionists,

    and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

    Then they came for the Catholics,

    and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant.

    Then they came for me,

    and by that time no one was left to speak up.

    —Martin Niemoeller

  • Walter Sieruk

    The many Christians who are cruely murdered the Mulisms who are also militant jihadists may be explained ,in part, in the Bible. Which reads “Bloodthrsty men hate a man of integrity and seek to kill the upright.” Proverbs 29:10. [NIV]

  • Richard

    It is preposterous and immoral that the United States, not only fails to condemn Islamic regimes that oppress and persecute its religious minorities, but actually supports them with money, that they use to commit human rights abuses.

    These human rights abuses are not only confined to oppression of its religious minorities but also to women, gays and apostates.

    Kerry has just flown to Tunisia and announced that “Tunisia’s New Constitution is Model for Arab World”. A “model” that Tunisia’s opposition politician Nadia Chaabane has said discriminates against women and non-Muslims.

    So a “model” constitution according to the Obama administration is one that discriminates against women and non-Muslims and not the Constitution of the United States that mandates equality and freedom to all its citizens.

    No wonder Obama is treating the US Constitution like dirt and promoting Arab Muslim supremacist constitutions with words and deeds.

  • Ian Haines

    Every time one Christian is killed, organise the slaughter of 100 Muslims! That’s a fair payback: 100 to 1!

  • harbidoll

    more than half the people in the us think Christians deserve whats happening & are getting what they deserve, thanks to public schools & the American culture & holywood.