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Report says Rastas, Muslims ‘don’t feel free’

SHAWN CUMBERBATCH, [email protected]

Report says Rastas, Muslims ‘don’t feel free’

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RASTAFARIANS AND MUSLIMS say they do not feel completely free when it comes to practising their religion in Barbados.

That’s based on the Barbados International Religious Freedom Report recently published by America’s State Department.

It said United States Embassy officials received complaints from Muslim and Rastafarian communities who were concerned about “freedom of religious expression and discrimination”.

“Rastafarians continued to state their objection to the Government’s enforcement of the prohibition on marijuana use, which they said was integral to their religious rituals,” the report said. (SC)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.