Posts Tagged ‘ USCIRF ’

USCIRF Praises Nomination of a New Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

Jul 31st, 2017 | By

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomes the White House nomination of Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas as the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. As a Senator from 1996-2011, he was at the forefront of international religious freedom issues.


USCIRF Commends House Passage of Genocide Accountability Act Urges Senate Action  

Jun 13th, 2017 | By

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2017   USCIRF Commends House Passage of Genocide Accountability Act Urges Senate Action   USCIRF declares that “the perpetrators of genocide must be held to account”   WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) commends the passage on June 6, 2017, in the U.S. House of

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SAUDI ARABIA: Release Raif Badawi

Jul 28th, 2016 | By

The Saudi government continues to imprison Raif Badawi for exercising his internationally-guaranteed rights of the freedoms of religion and expression. Mr. Badawi is a prisoner of conscience who has languished in prison, away from his wife and children, and has been flogged publicly to punish him and intimidate others


Official Religious Freedom Report Lists U.S. “allies” as Most Repressive

May 3rd, 2016 | By

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) publicly released its 2016 Annual Report citing allies such as Saudi Arabia and Pakistan as repressing religious freedom as well as North Korea and Vietnam. The commission wants to list both Iraq and Syria which the Obama Administration has resisted.


Bangladesh: Action Needed as USCIRF Marks Anniversary of Avijit Roy’s Murder

Mar 1st, 2016 | By

Bangladesh which permits abduction and forced marriage of non-Muslim women to Muslim men and vigilante street murders of those speaking out against Islamic oppression is the chief supplier of clothing to Kohl’s Department Stores and other retailers. Are the cheap clothes worth the blood on your hands?


The (Non)Free Exercise of Religion

Aug 14th, 2015 | By

Pakistan must break the vicious cycles of impunity and lawlessness by arresting, prosecuting, and jailing all perpetrators of violence against religious communities and their advocates. It must hold police officers accountable for turning a blind eye to attacks or refusing to file police reports when the victims are members of religious minorities


Washington Report – November 1st, 2013

Nov 1st, 2013 | By

In this issue: Obama created the Syrian terrorist nightmare / Obama Army attacks “Healthy white, Christian heterosexual men” / Leading economic conservative attacks Senator Ted Cruz / Congressman Allen West on anti-Christian army / Sudan: Bulldozing churches for Muslim businessmen / Syria: Location of kidnapped bishops known / Egyptian newspaper exposes Muslim Brotherhood in the USA / Iran: Christians whipped for taking communion wine


Washington Report- September 13th, 2013

Sep 13th, 2013 | By

In this issue: Obama backs down / Anti-Semite appointed to religious freedom body / No White House comment on Syria joining weapons ban / Congressman speaks at Benghazi rally / Congressmen stand for our “First Freedom” / “Million” Muslim march on 9-11 / Syria: video of street battle raging in a Christian village / Philippines: “Rebels” take Christian town / Syria: U.S. military admits rebels had Sarin gas / Morocco: Another Christian jailed for faith


U.S. Government Advisory Body Concerned by Draft Egyptian Constitution

Dec 8th, 2012 | By

Unlike the Obama Administration the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom can make truthful statements about the new Sharia driven constitution in Egypt: “The constitution was drafted without a balanced representation of all the Egyptian constituencies; as a result the religious freedom provisions of the draft constitution are deeply flawed.”


Doomed to Disappear? Religious minorities in Turkey

Sep 5th, 2012 | By

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom claims that state persecution has become so serious that the very survival of Christian communities in Turkey is at stake. Even though the commission recommended Turkey be put in the same category as offenders like Saudi Arabia, the USCIRF report listed a number of positive developments in the country. Numerous articles have been written in the West about how Prime Minister Erdogan’s “mildly Islamist” government heralds a changing of the tide and will knock Turkey out of NATO’s orbit and lead to more radical Islamic policies. Yet, the facts tell a slightly different story.