Friday, 12 January 2018

ASSPUK, JISGE, UK KFA and BSCPRKP denounce US false allegations about the suppression of religion in People's Korea


  London 12th of January Juche 107 (2018)        
  The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK),the Juche Idea Study Group of England(JISGE),the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and the British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula (BSCPRKP) issued a joint statement denouncing the false accusations of the US concerning religious freedom in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea ;
   The US state department on the 4th of January re listed the DPRK as a state  ' special concern for religious freedom'  . A the end of last year Tillerson , US state secretary , also claimed that the DPRK was one of several states where the US have concerns about religious freedom, even going as far as to lump the DPRK with the reactionary feudal regime in Saudi Arabia .
  Firstly, the question of the treatment of religious believers in the DPRK should be the concern of the US , it is a matter for the Korean people to decide, not the US.
 Secondly, it is hypocritical for the US to take issue with the DPRK over religion because the US practices extreme discrimination on the basis of religion and belief. The US has banned Islamic believers from entering the US , an unprecedented measure which has been widely condemned  in the world .
   As the spokesman for the Korean Council of Religionists of the DPRK pointed out in a statement on Thursday 11th of January that "The religionists of the DPRK consider the U.S. to be a group of Satans and Asuras as it barbarously bombed and destroyed religious facilities in Korea like churches, Buddhist temples and cathedrals and mercilessly massacred a large number of religionists". So basically , it was the US imperialists who did more to destroy religion in the DPRK
than anyone else , even killing many Christians and other religious believers.
Thirdly, in fact the  DPRK is the most superior socialist state that legally guarantees the freedom of religions. The DPRK Socialist Constitution legally guarantees religious freedom. When delegations
of the ASSPUK, JISGE and UK Korean Friendship Association have visited the DPRK we have seen churches and temples. In April 2016 our delegation saw the Buddhist temple in Mt Myohyang .
  The US should stop making false allegations about the so-called suppression of religion in the DPRK and mind its own business.

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