But, shhhhh…don’t tell that to the Christians (and Jews) in America who religiously take to the streets to express their solidarity with Muslims each and every time there is an Islamic terrorist attack in America or anywhere else in the Western world.
Christian Post(h/t CreepingSharia) The 2016 “Religious Freedom in the World” report relased on Thursday, highlights the growing cases of intolerance around the world, particularly between the time period of June 2014 and June 2016. Christians facing a rising level of intolerance and such severe oppression, particularly under seven nations of concern, that “it can scarcely get worse.”
The seven nations where persecution was branded so extreme that “it could scarcely get any worse” include: Afghanistan, Iraq (northern), Nigeria, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Syria.
“A virulent and literal form Islam emerged as the number one threat to religious freedom and was revealed as the primary cause of persecution in many of the worst cases,” the report noted.
The report included case by case studies of a number of different countries around the world, and the religious discrimination people of faith face. Some of the most extreme forms of oppression were experienced by people in Iraq and Syria, including Christians and Yazidis, who have been targeted in an ongoing genocide campaign by the Islamic State.
It added that “religious hyper-extremism,” such as the actions of ISIS in their quest to build a caliphate and kill off minorities, has been on the rise, characterized by mass killings, ‘horrific’ forms of executions, rape, and extreme torture such as burning people alive, crucifixions, or throwing gays and other victims off buildings.
Religious freedom conditions “clearly worsened” in 14 countries, the report added, and only three — Bhutan, Egypt and Qatar — showed any signs of improvement since the last study in 2014.
The atrocities committed by Muslim groups in nations such as Syria, Iraq and Libya were called arguably some of the “greatest setbacks for religious freedom since the Second Wold War,” with victims being subjugated to a system which “insults almost every tenet of human rights.”
Open Doors President David Curry told The Christian Post in October that the factors that led to 2015 being the worst year for Christian persecution have stayed in place for 2016 as well. “You still have rouge nations like Eritrea, North Korea, Sudan and others, who are not concerned about international justice laws, and are persecuting Christians within their government.