Posted by: becketfund | June 5, 2007

Saudi Arabia: Non-Muslims Must Practice in Secret

Agence France-Presse reports that according to the Saudi Human Rights Commission, non-Muslims in the kingdom are allowed to practice their religion “in secret”, but that allowing them to openly practice their religions would result in “a number of problems” as the government is generally reported not to tolerate religious practice outside of its interpretation of Sunni Islam, treating Ahmadi Muslims particularly harshly and also discriminating against Shiites. In January, Human Rights Watch noted what they described as an “organized” campaign (read more) to detain and deport Ahmadis based solely on their religious beliefs.

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