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Topic - Nina Shea
An ultimatum allegedly from a jihadist group has demanded that Syrian Christians live as "dhimmis," low-status subjects who must pay protection money and obey strict restrictions on their religious practice.
After all, at that shrine to our most fundamental civil rights, the delegates would have found an exhibit about freedom of speech that declares: "For better or worse, the First Amendment helps shelter the varied results of free expression even when they are considered by some to be offensive or distasteful."
How many more proponents of justice have to lay down their lives before the Pakistani government takes action against the atrocities being committed in the name of protecting the honor of the Prophet Muhammad ( "Killing hits chance for change in blasphemy law," Geopolitics, Thursday)?
The assassination of a second high-profile critic of Pakistan's blasphemy law Wednesday snuffed out any hope that the government will amend the decree that prescribes the death penalty for those insulting Islam.
"Syria’s Muslims and Christians alike are intensely suffering from the conflict, with suffering inflicted by both the government and the opposition," Shea said in an article at National Review Online. "The Christians who remain in Raqqa must now bear the additional suffering of dhimmitude."
In July 2013 an Italian Jesuit, Father Paolo Dall’Oglio, was abducted in Raqqa and reportedly executed by jihadists, Shea said.