Report: Islamic Extremism a Leading Cause of Persecution of Christians

June 5, 2014 1:00 pm 6 comments

A burning church in Egypt. Photo: IPT News.

JNS.org - Islamic extremism is a leading cause of persecution of Christians, according to a new list of the 10 countries with the most anti-Christian violence.

The World Watch Top 10 Violence List, produced by the Christian human rights group Open Doors, was based on persecution incidents between November 2012 and March 2014.

Nigeria, which was ranked as the top country for violence against Christians, has been plagued by the Islamic terrorist organization Boko Haram, which recently made global headlines for its abduction of nearly 300 Christian schoolgirls.

Several Middle East countries, including Egypt and civil war-ravaged Syria, were included in the top five.

“The influx of foreign jihadist fighters and the rising influence of radical Islam within the opposition, many churches are damaged and destroy, many cases deliberately,” the report said about Syria.

According to Open Doors, the leading cause of persecution of Christians among the top 10 countries is Islamic extremism.

“Islamic extremism, tribal antagonism and organized corruption are the main persecution engines fueling violence, with Islamic extremism being the major engine in seven of the top 10 countries,” Frans Veerman, director of World Watch Research for Open Doors, said in a statement.

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  • Another holocaust is possible. If it happened once it can happen again. Thank G-d we have Israel. We need to do everything possible to keep Israel militarily strong. Jews get out of Europe. There can be no compromise regarding Israel nor can we depend on the good will of others. This unfortunately is a lesson that many Jews have never learned. Never forget, never forgive never again. Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg
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  • Nabuquduriuzhur

    It’s a mistake to call it “Islamic extremism”.

    Islam’s history is of violence.

    For a time, they were distracted by oil money and thus partly settled down, but in 1979, the Islamic Revolution in Iran reactivated Islam’s violent past and spread that violence throughout the world.

    Many in Islam seek to restore their First Century’s Caliphate. For those not up on the history, it was the invasion of more than 100 nations, from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic, with millions slaughtered.

    The Crusades were sparked by repeated invasions of Christian and Jewish lands like Egypt and both ends of Europe. The last invasion of eastern Europe was by the Turks in the 1600s and the Poles stopped them at Vienna.

    This is their history.

    They are often frustrated by their lack of organized violence, and so do it privately or with state support. The result is 9,000 to 14,000 terror events each year. Almost all are by Islamic males from 17 to 40 years of age.

    While many Muslims merely want to go about their daily business, the danger is that they historically have always had sympathy toward those who do violence, because the Q’uran itself orders it. Those who are not violent are considered apostates under the Q’uran.

    And that causes guilt among the non-violent Muslims, and so they support the violent ones with votes (such as Morsi or Erdogan) and with their money.

    The Q’uran orders such things as “33: 61) Cursed: wherever they are found they shall be seized and murdered, a (horrible) murdering.”

    It is not possible to take these things out of context, as the Q’uran is filled with such verses.

    For example, in Book 4, The Women, along with verses stating that a woman can be burned alive or locked up forever for such things as speaking to non-relative males, states “4:89 Therefore take not from among them friends until they fly (their homes) in Allah’s way; but if they turn back, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them, and take not from among them a friend or a helper.”

    The only way to deal with Islam is to actively prevent its violence. Musharraf knew that, but the west didn’t like what he had to do to keep his people from killing each other.

    Consider the psychology. The Q’uran orders unending violence. The British, when they held Egypt and other Islamic areas, would not accept the recreational murder and other recreational violence that characterizes Islam. They executed those who murdered and broke peace with violence. That gave those Muslims who didn’t want to be violent an excuse not to be violent.

    That is how Islam should be dealt with today: with sufficient force that they do not murder, riot, burn, or otherwise do violence. That use of force allows for the Muslims who don’t want to do violence an excuse not to do violence. If not allowed to do violence, they are freed to not do violence. A strange psychology, but Islam is based on the evil desires of man, the lusts, the rage, the desire to enslave, the love of war for its own sake, and the desire to murder. Murder and maiming are ORDERED by the Q’uran and in dealing with Islam, that must be kept in mind.

    Islam is the opposite of the “love your enemy” that Christ preached.

  • Does anyone understand why the Catholic church is not insensed by this behavior.??
    It only gets worse and there is not even a hint of concern or remorse from the moslem side. Why is this not a global topic? Anyone???
    Herman

    • Prayer Time

      Oh now you are telling the Catholic Church how to act, think, and pray.
      Only Jesus Christ is Messiah. Follow Christ and you found God.
      The devil never rests. Pray always!

  • Bernard Ross

    tell it to the BDS supersesionist churches

    • Their hatred of Jews (oops, sorry, I mean “Israel”) is stronger than their concern about their fellow Christians … a centuries old story.

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