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Allow minorities their beliefs and lives

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Submitted by Jeff (United States), Nov 4, 2011 at 12:45

The Christians in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq and Malaysia are small minorities and they are mainly moderate people who never ask for any special treatment or laws, at the same time they would like to live with the same rights as their Muslim neighbors, they are a small percent of the total population to make any difference or to impose their will on the majority, but consideration for their belief and as a freedom, countries that approved the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, that includes religious freedom, I believe that Muslim countries should allow their religious minorities to have some kind of space for their beliefs, to be able to build churches and temples, and rebuild or repair churches and temples after they are damaged or destroyed or burned down in Friday riots, not to be kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam, not to be shot down in the streets and run down by military vehicles, not to be arrested on trumped up charges of blasphemy, not thrown in prison for possession of a Bible or sentenced to death for being a priest.

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