The Liberals are hinting at ending the Office of Religious Freedom in spite of the pleas of the Jewish, Sikh and Ahmadiyya Muslim communities.
Pew Research Centre reports “More than three-quarters of the world’s population (77%) was living with high or very high levels of restrictions on religion in 2013. This was an increase from 68% in 2007.”
Open Doors UK, a non-profit group that tracks religious persecution says that in 2015, 7000 Christians were killed because of their faith, 3000 more than the year before.
These numbers don’t include North Korea, Syria and Iraq where records don’t exist. In terms of violence against Christians and their property, Nigeria and Central African Republic top the list.
Children are being burned alive, crucified and sold into sex slavery because of their faith in the Middle East and North Africa. Women are being raped and stoned for apostasy. Christian men are being beheaded until the waters of the sea run red.
If Canada won’t fight the monsters doing this, shouldn't we advocate for these religious minorities?
The Office of Religious freedom costs Canada a mere $5 million per year to combat religious persecution. The Federal Government has committed more than $4 billion to help developing countries combat climate change.
Seems the only religious freedom Canada will defend is that of the cult of climate change.