Posted By LambChop
From the Telegraph UK:
Christianity is on the verge of extinction in the Middle East, reported a recent study entitled "Christianophobia."
The Study highlighted a fear among oppressive Islamic regimes that Christianity is a “Western creed” which could be used to undermine their theocratic forms of government. China also persecutes Christians, treating them as political prisoners.
The report warned and Christians suffer more persecution than ANY OTHER religious group. The most common threat to Christians abroad? Militant Islam.
Secularized and politically-correct Western politicians refuse to acknowledge the persecution because they are afraid of being labeled as racist against Muslims.
Those who convert to Christianity in Saudi Arabia, Mauritania and Iran and risk severe legal penalties including death as well as in other countries across the Middle East.
The report, by the think tank Civitas, says: “It is generally accepted that many faith-based groups face discrimination or persecution to some degree. A far less widely grasped fact is that Christians are targeted more than any other body of believers.” It cites estimates that 200 million Christians, or 10 per cent of Christians worldwide, are “socially disadvantaged, harassed or actively oppressed for their beliefs. There is now a serious risk that Christianity will disappear from its biblical heartlands."