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US should stop acting like God's 'spokesperson'

(People's Daily Online)

07:59, August 03, 2012

On July 30, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton submitted the 2011 International Religious Freedom Report to the Congress. The report said that in the aspect of government respecting and protecting religious freedom, China's situation has obviously worsened in 2011 and China was listed into the “countries of particular concern”. Many other countries, including Afghanistan, Cuba, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Vietnam, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan are also on this special list made by the United States.

In 1998, the U.S. Congress passed the International Religious Freedom Act. According to this act, the U.S. State Department established the International Religious Freedom Office led by a minister without portfolio appointed by the U.S. President. The office is in charge of drafting the annual International Religious Freedom Report.

Regarding these actions by the United States in recent years, people seem to have such queries:

First, since nation-state became the major player in the international community, it has been a fundamental principle of international relations to respect each other's sovereignties and territorial integrities and to not interfere in each other's internal affairs.
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like your headline... getting closer to the truth; america think they are god chosen ppl. thats why the country is into so much problem now... theres confusion because its ' christianity versus science.. ' if you believe in god and creation, youre out of place with the scientists.a different form of rupture will happen in america, not in isreal, resulting in the breaking up and disintegration of america.

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