Quote of the day 25th November 2022

"All rights are equal but some rights are more equal than others.  FIFA and the Qatar authorities are justly under fire for restrictions on LGBT rights and their treatment of migrant labourers.  But nothing is said about the abuse of rights to religious freedom, a world-wide problem, as well as one local to Qatar and other Gulf states, 

"Article 18 of the UN Declaration of Human Rights spells out what the right to religious freedom — violated around the world — means in detail.  

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.”

"Worldwide harassment and persecution of people because of their faith, from verbal abuse and hate speech, to arson and murder, is rising steadily."

Extracts from an article by Ian Linden about violations of religious freedom around the world, against people of every possible religious leaning and from almost every political or religious direction. You can read the article in full by clicking on the link below:

Freedom of religion: touchstone of human rights | TheArticle

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