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Burmese religious persecution

From slaughtering Buddhist monks in 2007 the Burmese junta has moved on to steadily increasing oppression of the Christian and Muslim minorities. In the 1990s, authorities stop issuing permits for churches and mosques to buy land and construct buildings, forcing worship in homes and apartments. And, Religion Clause writes:

… both Christians and Muslims were ordered last week to stop holding religious services in residential apartments. Mizzima reported on Wednesday that in Rangoon, the Kyauktada Township Peace and Development Council held a meeting with nearly 50 church leaders last Monday to deliver their demand. … According to a subsequent report by Mizzima, Muslim leaders were separately summoned by authorities on Monday and similarly ordered to stop holding worship services in private apartments.

January 12, 2009 Posted by | Politics, Uncategorized | , , , , | Comments Off on Burmese religious persecution