Christianity will soon become extinct in its ancient homelands because of a global massacre of Christians. It is ignored by Barack Obama and the U.S. media or glossed over. If you want to know what is going on in the world, you need to go to foreign newspapers.
Barack Obama simply does not care if Christians are slaughtered. He will say Muslims are dying in larger numbers. It is this president who sat by while nearly a half million people died needlessly in Syria. Our Syrian allies were slaughtering Christians. When Nigerian Christians are murdered, he says nothing, absolutely nothing.
Syria, North Korea, Eritrea, Nigeria, Iraq and Egypt are among those that are most dangerous for Christians. Christians are being persecuted in China, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Algeria, Iran, Turkey, Indonesia, Tanzania, Uzbekistan and Russia (particularly the North Caucasus, where the Tsarnaevs [Boston bombers] trace their heritage).
Christian children are being tortured and beheaded in this pogrom. They have their heads cut off with axes.
In 2014, British MP Jim Shannon said the persecution of Christians is “the biggest story in the world that has never been told”. He said that more than 200 million Christians will be persecuted this year alone. Syrian Christians have been cleared out of Homs, Sada and Maaloula, and 2 million Christians have been killed in the Sudan over the past 30 years. Hundreds have been imprisoned in Nigeria, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Moroccco, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Congo, Somalia, and China.
In Iraq, Christians are “frightened even to walk to church because they might come under attack. All the churches are targets… We used to have 1.5 million Christians, now we have probably only 200,000 left… There are more Iraqi Christians in Chicago than there are here [Iraq]”, said MP Shannon.
Almost 90,000 Christians died for their faith in 2016 , according to an Italian research group.
The Center for Studies on New Religions (Censur) will publish their annual report next month with the devastating numbers. One Christian was martyred every six minutes.
The Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR) is described by The Berkley Center at Georgetown University as an independent international network that engages in scholarly research and provides accurate information to the public on new religious movements, always protecting religious freedom while acknowledging the criminal nature of certain cult activities
That 90,000 number means in 2016 one Christian was martyred every six minutes.
The center’s director, Massimo Introvigne, told Vatican Radio last week that this number makes Christians the most persecuted religious group in the world. The are also the most populated, however, according to The Relevant.
Seventy percent of the crimes, Introvigne said, resulted from African tribal conflicts when Christians refused to participate in the violence. Another 30 percent were the result of terrorism and government persecution.
What country can say that Muslims are persecuted by Christians?
Last year, of all the refugees we took in, almost all were Muslim. We took in Syrians and 98.8% of them were Muslims. Why? The Christians don’t merit saving? Their values are consistent with ours.
The former Bishop of Rochester, Michael Nazir-Ali said in 2014 ”… the persecution of Christians was taking place in more than 130 of the 190 countries in the world at the moment”.
“We should be crying out with the same abhorrence and horror that we feel about the atrocities towards Jews on Kristallnacht and on other occasions during the Second World War,” said British MP Fiona Bruce in 2014. At that time, a Christian was killed every 11 minutes.
Last year, CNN reported, was the most violent for Christians in modern history, rising to “a level akin to ethnic cleansing,” according to a new report by Open Doors USA, a watchdog group that advocates for Christians.
Before the U.S. invaded Iraq, in 2006, there were 1.2 million Christians in Iraq, now there are 250,000. Many have fled to the Kurdish area. This is according to Open Doors. They want to return home eventually.
In total, the survey found that more than 7,100 Christians were killed in 2015 for “faith-related reasons,” up 3,000 from the previous year, according to the group’s analysis of media reports and other public information as well as external experts.
The group’s report defines Christian persecution “as any hostility experienced as a result of one’s identification with Christ.” Open Doors found this persecution ranged from imprisonment, torture, beheadings and rape to the loss of home and assets, the loss of a job, or even rejection from a community.
Check out the statistics from the Pew Research Center.