Complicity

According to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, the following countries are guilty of systematic religious persecution:

Nigeria
Egypt
Saudi Arabia
North Korea
Eritrea
Iran
Pakistan
China
Sudan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Myanmar
Iraq

There are other countries that probably deserve to be on such a list .  But just limiting ourselves to the list above, it is disgusting how much Americans support such repressive states.

Of course as addicted consumers of the stuff they make, we pump billions of dollars into China every year.  We also pump billions into Nigeria and Saudi Arabia by feeding our oil addiction.  We Americans spend millions of dollars every year buying shoes and clothing made in Vietnam, often by children working in inhumane conditions.  As taxpayers we send billions in foreign aid and military assistance to Egypt and Pakistan.  And we’ve poured American blood and treasure into Iraq while overseeing the creation of a brutally repressive society.

Sadly, while we may cherish our freedom of religion, we enable religious persecution elsewhere.

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