New York (TAF) – Mariam Ibraheem and Anne Basham were invited by the State Department to attend President Trump’s history speech on religious freedom today at UNGA 2019 in New York. Today President Trump issued a global call to prioritize the protection of religious freedom at the U.N. General Assembly with Vice President Pence, Secretary Pompeo, Secretary Mnuchin, Ambassador Craft, and Ivanka Trump all present in solidarity. Several other survivors of religious persecution were present as well.
President Trump committed that the U.S. would dedicate, “$25 million to protect religious freedom, religious sites, and relics.” In addition, the U.S. would be “forming a coalition of U.S. businesses for the protection of religious freedom.”
“Today, with one clear voice, the United States of America calls upon the nations of the world to end religious persecution. Stop the crimes against people of faith. Release prisoners of conscience. Repeal laws restricting freedom of religion and belief. Protect the vulnerable, the defenseless, and the oppressed,” said President Trump.