by Barrett Duke
First, a new religious fundamentalism among Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist groups began to grip many countries in the late twentieth century and the early decades of this century. Such groups use the power of the state to suppress other faiths, whether through the direct assistance, sympathy, or apathy of the civil powers.
Second, religious liberty is threatened in other countries by Christ-confessing groups. They believe in the superior nature of their sect or regard other Christ-confessing groups as nuisances or threats to their dominance. This occurs in the former Soviet countries, for example.