Obama: Religious freedom a US diplomatic priority

Feb. 6, 2014 10:57 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama told a non-denominational gathering of political leaders Thursday that

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freedom of religion across the world is important

to national security and is a central tenet of U.S. diplomacy.

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“More broadly I’ve made the case that no society can truly succeed unless it guarantees the rights of all of its peoples, including religious minorities, whether they are Ahmadia Muslims in Pakistan or Bahais in Iran or Coptic Christians in Egypt,” Obama said.

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HFN editor’s note: We demand religious freedom here at home, too. Let our pastor go, Free Roger Christie, and liberate all peace loving people of the plant, from the gulag(s). So, help us god.