Trump hosts persecuted Nigerian Christians, others at White House

Posted by News Express | 18 July 2019 | 15,472 times

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•U.S. Oval Office, venue of the meeting

U.S. President Donald Trump, who has made religious freedom a centerpiece of his foreign policy, met on Wednesday with victims of religious persecution from Nigeria and several other countries.

A Reuters report on the meeting on Wednesday did not identify the Nigerians in attendance but noted that “Trump counts evangelical Christians among his core supporters and the State Department is hosting a conference on the topic this week that will be attended by Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.”

It said that 27 participants attended the meeting held in the Oval Office, identifying some of them as Jewher Ilham, an Uighur Muslim; Yuhua Zhang, a Falun Gong practitioner; Nyima Lhamo, a Tibetan Buddhist; and Manping Ouyang, a Christian.

“Among the other victims who met with Trump were Christians from Myanmar, Vietnam, North Korea, Iran, Turkey, Cuba, Eritrea, and Sudan; Muslims from Afghanistan, Sudan, Pakistan and New Zealand; Jews from Yemen and Germany; a practitioner of Cao Dai from Vietnam; and a Yezidi from Iraq,” the report said.



Source: News Express

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