Egypt is the worst country in the world to practice religion...any religion...or none, a shocking study has revealed.
Egypt is the worst country in the world for religious freedom, a shocking study has revealed. The Pew Research Centre ranked Egypt below Russia, China, and even Iran in terms of government-backed religious discrimination. The shocking study also showed a worrying rise in relgious hostilities across much of the Arab world with severe divisions between Muslims, Christians and Jews, alongside a bitter split between Sunni and Shi'ite Islamic sects.
Hostility, such as attacks on minority faiths or pressure to conform to certain norms, was strong in one-third of the 198 countries surveyed, especially in the Middle East and North Africa.Atheists also suffered a rise in attacks across the region.
The study estimated that 76 percent of the total global population face some sort of official or informal restriction on their faith. The report stated that "Religious hostilities increased in every major region of the world except the Americas," regarding the latest survey based on data gathered since to 2007. The report also claims that
"Religious-related terrorism and sectarian violence occurred in one-fifth of those countries... while states imposed legal limits on worship, preaching or religious wear in almost 30 percent of them."
One can't help but wonder -What would God make of Egypt in 2014?