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According to the recently released 2014 World Watch List, which ranks the 50 nations where Christians are most persecuted, Syria is the third worst nation in the world in which to be Christian, Iraq is fourth, Afghanistan fifth, and Libya 13th. All four countries receive the strongest designation, "extreme persecution"
Egypt’s Coptic Christians have borne the brunt of enraged persecution by Muslim Brotherhood supporters and others in Egypt, especially since that country’s “Arab Spring” in January 2011.
The worst Christian massacre—complete with mass graves, tortured-to-death women and children, and destroyed churches—recently took place in Syria, at the hands of the U.S.-supported jihadi “rebels”; and the U.S. government and its “mainstream media” mouthpiece are, as usual, silent (that is, when not actively trying to minimize matters).
A new study by the Pew Research Center found that restrictions, harassment and intimidation towards people of faith increased in every major region of the world in 2012 with the exception of the Americas. Interestingly, the study found that Christians are more likely to be persecuted worldwide than any other religious group
Afghanistan: The supposedly "moderate" Karzai government installed by the U.S. upholds many of the draconian laws enforced by the Taliban-including the apostasy law, fiercely persecuting those who seek to convert to Christianity-and, in 2011, under U.S. auspices, it destroyed Afghanistan's last Christian church.
Iraq: After the U.S. toppled Saddam Hussein, Christian minorities were savagely attacked and slaughtered, and dozens of their churches were bombed (see here for graphic images). Christians have been terrorized into near-extinction, with well over half of them fleeing Iraq.
Libya: Ever since U.S.-backed, al-Qaeda-linked terrorists overthrew Qaddafi, Christians-including Americans-have indeed suffered extreme persecution. Churches have been bombed; Christians have been tortured and killed (including for refusing to convert); and nuns have been threatened.
Christians persecute all other religions, and get persecuted by other religions. It is the downside to being a part of group.
Vladimir Putin said last week that he observes “with alarm” that “in many of the world’s regions, especially in the Middle East and in North Africa, inter-confessional tensions are mounting, and the rights of religious minorities are infringed, including Christians and Orthodox Christians.”
The Russian president made his comments at a meeting with Orthodox Christian leaders in Moscow. He urged the international community to take steps towards preserving the rights of Christian people worldwide and preventing the violence that they suffer routinely in dozens of nations around the globe.
Was this purposely done by this administration that supported the Arab spring and the brotherhood.
reply to post by Stormdancer777
What is it with the christian persecution complex?..Do they really think just because they're not openly killing non-christians now that they are no longer to blame for the destruction they left behind? I'd be mad as hell to if my peoples were killed for centuries because we would not bend knee to the church, or any other warring faction of christians and then all of a sudden you act as if nothing had ever happened and when called on it, it's the same response " But that was so long ago ". Same goes for muslims as well, with exception of they do still openly murder what they call "infidels". The christians just got smart about it and started passing laws to further their agenda and legitimize their supposed higher moral authority. Mind you the average christian and muslim shall never know peace simply because their counterparts keep battling on in a futile attempt to prove their chosen religion to be the correct one. Observance of that one golden rule would have staved off centuries of bloodshed and the other horrors of war.
Christians, if you're so concerned about being persecuted, then maybe you should stand up for some of the people you've been persecuting on ATS. Muslims, Wiccans, Communists, Taoists, Buddhists, Greek Pantheists, etc. You call them heathens, blasphemers, idolaters and devil worshippers. Try defending their right to seek meaning in that which they value, and they might return the favor. Then when it's your turn to face the sword, they'll remember your compassion and stand at your side.edit on 11-2-2014 by AfterInfinity because: (no reason given)
The US government engages these countries at the behest of the zionists and Israel, where Christianity goes against the anti-morality that those groups operate under.
. . . is there a concerted effort to wipe out Christianity in the middle east by America itself?