Announcing the launch of a 27-nation International Religious Freedom Alliance, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has said that his country condemned terrorists and extremists for targeting religious minorities all over the world including Hindus in Pakistan.
Speaking at the International Religious Freedom Alliance Dinner, Pompeo, noted that more than eight in ten people in the world today live in a place where they cannot practice their faith freely. The International Religious Freedom Alliance is an alliance of “like-minded partners who treasure and fight for, international religious freedom for every human being”.
“More than eight in ten people in the world today live where they cannot practice their faith freely. We condemn terrorists and violent extremists who target religious minorities, whether they are Yezidis in Iraq, Hindus in Pakistan, Christians in northeast Nigeria, or Muslims in Burma,” Pompeo said.
“We condemn blasphemy and apostasy laws that criminalise matters of the soul,” he added.