Op-Eds

FOR YOUR INFORMATION July 27, 2015 | By: M. Zuhdi Jasser and Katrina Lantos Swett The following op-ed appeared in The Moscow Times on July 26, 2015 How will Europe's human rights court respond to a government that treats a pacifist religious group as a dangerous extremist... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION July 6, 2015 | Robert P. George and Katrina Lantos Swett The following op-ed appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on July 5, 2015 Today, July 6, the Dalai Lama of Tibet, a modern-day exemplar of liberty, will turn 80. It is fitting that in Philadelphia, where our great... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION June 3, 2015 | Katrina Lantos Swett and Mary Ann Glendon The following op-ed appeared in The National Interest on June 3, 2015 A court in Afghanistan recently sentenced eleven police officers to one-year jail terms for failing to stop a mob in March from ... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION May 28, 2015 | Katrina Lantos Swett & Robert P. George The following op-ed appeared in Deseret News on May 28, 2015 “We do not jail people for their opinions.” So insisted Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in his April 27 interview with American... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION May 20, 2015 | Katrina Lantos Swett The following op-ed appeared in Berkley Cornerstone on May 13, 2015 EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was taken from the introduction to USCIRF’s 2015 Annual Report. “I will follow anyone…and remind everyone…of the fate…of the…Yazidi…... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION  April 15, 2015 | By: Thomas J. Reese and Daniel I. Mark The following op-ed appeared in Foreign Affairs on April 15, 2015 “Our people survived [deportation by] Stalin,” commented a manager of ATR, which, until April 1, was the only Crimean Tatar television station left... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION  April 2, 2015 | By Katrina Lantos Swett, M. Zuhdi Jasser and Hannah Rosenthal The following op-ed appeared in U.S. News and World Report on April 2, 2015. The targeting and murder of four Jews in the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket during January’s terrorist... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION February 26, 2015 | By Katrina Lantos Swett & Robert P. George The following op-ed appeared in Al Jazeera America on February 26, 2015.   By all accounts, the past year in China was a punishing one for freedom of religion or belief. In the name of... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION February 24, 2015 | By Eric P. Schwartz & M. Zuhdi Jasser The following op-ed appeared in USA Today on February 24, 2015. Given the record numbers of people from Syria, Iraq, Burma and elsewhere who fled their homes, 2014 could well be called the Year of the Refugee... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION February 3, 2015 | By Katrina Lantos Swett & M. Zuhdi Jasser The following op-ed appeared in The Huffington Post on February 3, 2015 What did the terrorist attacks against the Charlie Hebdo newspaper and the kosher supermarket in Paris share with the... Read More

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