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Trump: Religious Freedom Must Be Protected

Trump: Religious Freedom Must Be Protected
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Monday, 23 September 2019 12:43 PM

President Donald Trump called on world leaders to take action to protect religious freedom in the wake of rising persecution of people based on their faith and beliefs. It's an issue that resonates with evangelicals who support the president's reelection.

In a speech at the United Nations on Monday, Trump said about 80 percent of the world's population live in countries where religious liberty is threatened, restricted or even banned. He says people of all faiths are being jailed, sanctioned, tortured and killed — often at the hands of their government — simply because they expressed their beliefs.

He said it's the "moral duty" of all nations to stop the crimes against people of faith, release prisoners of conscience and repeal laws restricting religious liberty.

Trump is beginning three days of meetings at the U.N.

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President Donald Trump called on world leaders to take action to protect religious freedom in the wake of rising persecution of people based on their faith and beliefs. It's an issue that resonates with evangelicals who support the president's reelection.
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