Things that Make You Go Hmm…

All my recent posts of late have been links, for which I apologize to those who want to read ruminations about Sci-Fi, listen to an endless argument about materialism, or see pictures of Catwoman. Nonetheless, one more item of interest caught my eye. File this under ‘What is Wrong with the World’:

( – The U.S. State Department removed the sections covering religious freedom from the Country Reports on Human Rights that it released on May 24, three months past the statutory deadline Congress set for the release of these reports.

The new human rights reports–purged of the sections that discuss the status of religious freedom in each of the countries covered–are also the human rights reports that include the period that covered the Arab Spring and its aftermath.

Thus, the reports do not provide in-depth coverage of what has happened to Christians and other religious minorities in predominantly Muslim countries in the Middle East that saw the rise of revolutionary movements in 2011 in which Islamist forces played an instrumental role.

For the first time ever, the State Department simply eliminated the section of religious freedom in its reports…

Read the rest here. Hat tip to Mark Shea.