We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Christians are oppressed, persecuted and murdered in many countries. Most of those countries are Muslim. Some are communist, as in North Korea and Vietnam.
There are few who speak out for them. Most Westerners ignore their plight, often in pursuit of trading profits, more often out of the same self-delusions that excuse tyranny but attack minor flaws in allies. Jennifer Rubin, at Commentary's Contentions blog calls it Human Rights Policy Gone Mad. "There is no better example of the cul-de-sac of leftist anti-Americanism — that insatiable need to paint the U.S. as the source of evil in the world — than Obama’s human rights policy, which is, quite simply, obscene."
A new organization, Open Doors USA, is formed to combat the festering ploy by the enemies of free observance of religion to have the United Nations, in effect, endorse their suppression of free observers.
The Defamation of Religions Resolution, introduced in the UN, seeks to criminalize words or actions that are deemed to be against a particular religion, especially against Islam. Although proponents justify the “defamation of religion” concept as protecting religious practice and promoting tolerance, it really promotes intolerance and human rights violations of religious freedom and freedom of speech for religious minorities in these countries.
Why: The Defamation of Religions Resolution has the effect of providing international legitimacy for national laws that punish blasphemy or otherwise ban criticism of a religion.
--can't help but think of that movie, with the idiot actors Red Robertford and Myrtle Streep, named "Out of Africa" --and wish the title had been reserved for a larger topic, such as where Judao-Christians are being pushed.