Religious Freedom and the Middle East

(Washington Institute for Near East Policy) Simon Henderson - On November 8, the State Department released the International Religious Freedom Report, its annual survey of religious freedom across the world. "Countries of particular concern" include Saudi Arabia. "Freedom of religion does not exist in Saudi Arabia," successive reports have declared. In an interview in October, King Abdullah argued that Saudi Arabia should be likened to Vatican City, where only the Roman Catholic form of Christianity is recognized.

2005-11-23 00:00:00

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