They have been equally brutal in their treatment of Muslims, whether Sunni or Shia, who do not bend to their extreme interpretation of Islam.
The tragic reality is that freedom of religion is imperiled today in many parts of the world...
For example, the Chinese government has conducted a 17-year campaign of brutal persecution against peaceful Falun Gong practitioners.
This can also be seen when comparing more religious states in the United States with states with a higher population of atheists.
The results show that religious states, especially the states found in the Bible belt of the south, all demonstrate higher teen pregnancy rates, homicide rates, and illiteracy rates.