Christian persecution ‘at near genocide levels’

An eyeopening new report has come out, commissioned by the British Foreign Secretary, that states that Christian persecution is at near genocide levels in some parts of the Middle East:

BBC – The persecution of Christians in parts of the world is at near “genocide” levels, according to a report ordered by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

The review, led by the Bishop of Truro the Right Reverend Philip Mounstephen, estimated that one in three people suffer from religious persecution.

Christians were the most persecuted religious group, it found.

Mr Hunt said he felt that “political correctness” had played a part in the issue not being confronted.

The interim report said the main impact of “genocidal acts against Christians is exodus” and that Christianity faced being “wiped out” from parts of the Middle East.

It warned the religion “is at risk of disappearing” in some parts of the world, pointing to figures which claimed Christians in Palestine represent less than 1.5% of the population, while in Iraq they had fallen from 1.5 million before 2003 to less than 120,000.

“Evidence shows not only the geographic spread of anti-Christian persecution, but also its increasing severity,” the Bishop wrote.

“In some regions, the level and nature of persecution is arguably coming close to meeting the international definition of genocide, according to that adopted by the UN.”

The foreign secretary commissioned the review on Boxing Day 2018 amid an outcry over the treatment of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who faced death threats after being acquitted of blasphemy in Pakistan.

Mr Hunt, who is on a week-long tour of Africa, said he thought governments had been “asleep” over the persecution of Christians but that this report and the attacks in Sri Lanka had “woken everyone up with an enormous shock”.

He added: “I think there is a misplaced worry that it is somehow colonialist to talk about a religion that was associated with colonial powers rather than the countries that we marched into as colonisers.



He’s exactly right.

The world simply doesn’t care so much about Christian persecution, at least in comparison to Muslim persecution.

We’ve seen that in our own country, with those on the left like AOC being extremely outspoken when Muslims get slaughtered, by are mostly silent when it happens to Christians.

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H2O
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Wow. New information. Not. What is galling to me is that this has been going for 14 centuries and people such as this author, governments, individuals, act as if this is a brand new phenomenon or “trend”! Read Raymond Ibrahim’s 2018 book “Sword and Scimitar” and Robert Spencer’s 2018 book “The History of Jihad” to inform yourself about the religion of “peace”. Right. It is the religion of war, pestilence, violence, destruction, and murder! This is not new. Bush’s biggest failure after 9/11 was to NOT correctly identify the enemy as muslim jihadists. Osama Bin Laden was NOT a fringe muslim character. He was living the words of the Koran, verbatim, or as they were actually written. He was mainstream. If you are a muslim, Mohammed commanded you to partake in jihad. You cannot win a fight if you are too scared to even name your enemy. I told my… Read more »

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PERIOD!!!

Thomas-Aquinas
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>> Mr Hunt said he felt that “political correctness” had played a part in the issue not being confronted. <<

Uh-huh.

Landscaper
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These Christians living under the threat of death certainly meet the criteria for asylum into the US versus 95% of those wanting to immigrate here because “my country is poor and it really sucks there”.

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The gates of hell will not prevail against the church Christianity Grows in China Despite Persecution 04/29/2019 China (International Christian Concern) – China is historically known for its animosity towards Christianity. Because Christianity teaches freedom of choice and responsibility, the atheistic communist government views it as a threat. Despite restrictive authorities, the Chinese Church continues to grow. Estimates by The Economist and Operation World place the population of Christians at over 100 million. In 2010, the number was estimated at between 30-67 million. In comparison, at the time of Mao Zedong’s death in 1976, the number was less than 8 million. There are many reasons for this shift. China is actively sending workers throughout the globe, especially Africa, to capitalize on natural resources. This has given Chinese immigrants exposure to Christianity, and many convert. They then return home and share the Gospel message. Some posit that China has been soul-searching… Read more »

Renny
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Humph, men in orange-martyrs with Jesus. Men in black… Do I dare say that even anti-Semitism gets more attention than slaughtered Christians?

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For those who do not believe there is a Holy God and an evil Satan, well they should look at what is happening to Christians throughout the world the amount of horrible treatment they receive from evil men each day by the millions. This should convince them enough that there must be an evil spirit in the name of Satan roaming around and encouraging some to do his bidding. Also they must come to the conclusion there must be a Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus Christ who will put an end to this some day. This cannot keep going on. One day justice will be serve and severe punishment will come to those who commits those crimes and they will regret it. It cannot go unpunished that is why there is a just God who will set score on the wicked. These events we keep seeing every day,… Read more »

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The interim report said the main impact of “genocidal acts against Christians is exodus” and that Christianity faced being “wiped out” from parts of the Middle East.

That’s OK though. If a region becomes 100% Godless, then the Big Guy can push the smite button on it.

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But…but……but Islam is such a peaceful religion/sarc.

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God has our backs.

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Murderous ideologies exist. So do murderous religions. Militant, radical Islam is responsible for the persecution of Christians (and Jews) in the Middle East and elsewhere. Unfortunately for us, Christian leaders lack the courage to stand up and fight back. Our Western, formerly “Christian” civilization is deep in moral decay. Our societies are controlled by ignorant, effeminate, cowardly leftists. The Jihadis see that and our pathetic unwillingness even to name our enemies. They look upon us as defenseless, clueless sheep with no moral fiber left. They smell victory. The triumph of Islam promised by the Quran seems in their grasp.

Now watch what the government of the UK does with this report. (Hint: nothing).

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Only Brutal barbarians would murder somebody over them not believing the same things as you. God weeps over such horrible ignorance and atrocities.

Ronbo
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Shhhhh. Stop it. We’re only allowed to listen to all of those Muslim countries on the UNHRC tell us how Israel is a murderous Muslim killing regime. All Muslim countries are Jew and Christian loving havens of peace and prosperity. That’s why there is so much mass migration to those countries.
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Mr Hunt said he felt that “political correctness” had played a part in the issue not being confronted.

PC kills.

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If only there were somewhere persecuted Christians could go for refuge. Meanwhile, our country is inundated with fake asylum seekers and we give refuge to America-hating imbeciles like Ilhan Omar and the like.

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^1,000

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