Egypt is one of those nations whose rhetoric about religious freedom sounds sweet to the ears, but where reality for Coptic Christians is a nightmare. Police look the other way as Coptic clergy are murdered and churches burned.
China has been on a church-closing rampage. They recently tore down 400 crosses in a bid to drive Christians underground.
Of course, the focus of religious intolerance is the Islamic State. The muted response by the West to the savage attacks on non-Muslims is shameful and must change.
The State Department should take the advice of the commission and expand the list of “countries of particular concern,” shining a light on these nations that persecute Christians and others.