State Department criticizes blasphemy laws in Muslim nations - The Washington Post
The Washington Post reports: "Anti-blasphemy beliefs and laws have led to the imprisonment and death
of religious minorities and women, particularly in Muslim countries, the
State Department said Wednesday.
In its annual religious freedom report, the State Department singled out
Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Sudan, Pakistan and Mauritania as
being among the countries where deviating from the religious norm
carries harsh penalties. [...] In March, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq is committing genocide against religious minorities, specifically Yazidis, Shiite Muslims and Christians."
Comment: Please join me in praying for those suffering persecution.