State Dept. drops religious freedom from human rights reports

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should be grilled about why her department has removed the sections on religious freedom from its Country Reports on Human Rights, which are statutorily required.  Pete Winn of CNS News notes: The new human rights reports--purged of the sections that discuss the status of religious freedom in each of the countries covered--are also the human rights reports that include the period that covered the Arab Spring and its aftermath. Thus, the reports do not provide in-depth coverage of what has happened to Christians and other religious minorities in predominantly Muslim countries in the Middle East that saw the rise of revolutionary movements in 2011 in which Islamist forces played an instrumental role. American Christians have received a gigantic slap in the face, as their co-religionists in the Arab world are being subjected to what amount to pogroms, and Hillary's State Department suddenly concludes that religious freedom is no longer a...(Read Full Post)