US warns of rise of Islamist extremism, anti-Semitism

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks alongside David Saperstein (L), Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, during the release of the 2014 International Religious Freedom Report in Washington, DC, on October 14, 2015The United States released a bleak report on the state of religious freedom around the world Wednesday, decrying jihadist attacks on Middle East minorities and a rise in European anti-Semitism. In its annual survey of religious discrimination, the State Department said that, while many governments had worked harder to end abuses, extremist non-state actors like the Islamic State group are on the rise.

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