Religious freedom: Not just nice to have, but vital for national security
The Washington Times -

American ideals often clash with the harsh realities of realpolitik. Saudi Arabia is a brutal suppressor of political dissent, religious minorities, freedom of speech and critical journalists — yet judged by Washington to be an important strategic partner on a number of matters, energy supplies chiefly. Egypt under President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who took power in a coup overthrowing a democratically elected president, has reverted to a dictatorship. But the Egyptian leader is valued in...

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