November 15, 2013

U.K. minister Sayeeda Warsi calls on West to protect Christian minorities

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Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, the government's Minister for Faith and the first Muslim member of a British cabinet, said religious freedom is a proxy for human rights and must not be an "add-on" to foreign policy. Photo by Kaveh Sardari/Council on Foreign Relations

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, the government's Minister for Faith and the first Muslim member of a British cabinet, said religious freedom is a proxy for human rights and must not be an "add-on" to foreign policy. Photo by Kaveh Sardari/Council on Foreign Relations

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WASHINGTON (RNS) Baroness Sayeeda Warsi said protecting the religious freedom of minorities is a responsibility of all faiths. "It shouldn't just be for Christians to speak for Christians, and Jews to speak for Jews, and Muslims to speak for Muslims."