...that Christians suffer greater hostility across the world than any other religious group. And it claims politicians have been “blind” to the extent of violence faced by Christians in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.The most common threat to Christians abroad is militant Islam, it says, claiming that oppression in Muslim countries is often ignored because of a fear that criticism will be seen as “racism”.It warns that converts from Islam face being killed in Saudi Arabia, Mauritania and Iran and risk severe legal penalties in other countries across the Middle East.
Seems too many politicians did not read the group's book which back in 2006 asked
Is ideological Islam compatible with liberal democracy?
And the term for all this is
Three years ago, we read this (well, most of us regular people did)
when it comes to persecution, few groups have suffered as grievously as Christians in Muslim lands. Fewer still have suffered with such little attention paid. Now a new report from the non-profit ministry, Open Doors USA, shines a light on the scale of oppression. In its annual World Watch List, Open Doors ranks eight Muslim countries among the 10 worst persecutors of Christians. The other two, North Korea (which tops the list) and Laos, are communist states. Of the 50 countries on the list, 35 are majority Muslim.
And remember, it is were not for Israel, there'd be no Christians in Bethelehm.
Well, no alive Christians.
Couple of nasty stories here and also here (in Hebrew) about Christian priests in Nazareth under threat from the town's red-green alliance of Islamists and communists after encouraging Christian Arab youth to join the IDF and integrate into Israeli society.