The Media Won’t Say It, but Christians Are the No. 1 Persecuted Group Worldwide

left intimidation silence ChristiansSri Lanka. April 21. Five hundred wounded, over 300 dead in terrorist attacks.

According to mainstream media and many in the international community, these attacks were another senseless assault on “humanity.” But the destruction of Christian churches on Easter morning was not motivated by generic hatred. We know exactly why these men, women, and children died.

They died for their Christian faith.

On the holiest day in the Christian calendar, three bombs ripped through Christian churches, killing hundreds who had gathered peacefully to celebrate Christ’s resurrection from the dead.

But international leaders have studiously avoided calling this what it is: anti-Christian persecution.

Former President Barack Obama tweeted, “The attacks on tourists and Easter worshippers in Sri Lanka are an attack on humanity.” Hillary Clinton tweeted about “today’s horrific attacks on Easter worshippers and travelers.”

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned “the horrific blasts in Sri Lanka,” but said nothing about how the violence targeted Christians, and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called the attacks “an assault on all humanity.”

All that is true, but it is not enough—especially given the fact that Obama and Clinton expressly mentioned the Jewish and Muslim communities after recent attacks on a synagogue and a mosque.

Post-Sri Lanka, these leaders avoided the word “church” and said nothing about the global Christian community—or about the reality that Christians are now the most persecuted religious group in the world.

In fact, just one day after the bombings, CNN completely ignored the attacks in a series of town halls. Many journalists actually scoffed at the notion that Christians face intense persecution around the globe.

Pointing out the double standard here might strike some as petty scorekeeping. But words matter.

When people acknowledge that Jews or Muslims are persecuted for their beliefs but ignore that Christians are being persecuted for theirs, they give us a grossly inaccurate picture of reality.

The truth is that Christians globally are facing the same hatred that spurred the Sri Lanka attacks. Consider:

  • The Middle East, where since 2011, over 200,000 Coptic Christians from Egypt have been forced to fleetheir homes, and where two years ago, dozens were murdered in Palm Sunday church bombings. In addition, Syrian Christians fear for their lives, and over a million Iraqi Christians since 2003 have fled to avoid persecution.
  • Africa, where 2 million Nigerians, including many Christians, have been driven from their homes by Islamist extremists, with thousands brutally murdered. In Libya and Somalia, radical Islamist militias openly hunt down and kill Christians. A new wave of attacks in recent weeks by Islamist terrorists in Burkina Faso have targeted and killed Christians there during worship, with far too few Western leaders speaking out.
  • Europe, where last year in France, two Christian churches were desecrated every single day. In Germany, Christians who have fled persecution in the Middle East now face harassment and oppressionthat is painfully similar to what they left behind.

The Christians who died on Easter in Sri Lanka were not victims of isolated, senseless terrorism. They were victims of a global—and escalating—hatred of Christianity.

Like the millions of other Christians whose lives are increasingly forfeit for their faith, the martyrs of Sri Lanka deserve the truth be told about why they died. The best tribute we can give them is not shock or wistful eulogies. Their enduring legacy should be a new determination—on the part of world leaders everywhere—to promote and defend religious freedom.

President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani was one of the few world leaders to speak the truth about these attacks and about Christian persecution when he tweeted: “Even on Easter Sunday, there are those who sow hatred and reap death. The attacks in Sri Lanka churches testify to a real genocide perpetrated against Christians. Let us pray for the innocent victims and work towards religious freedom around the world.”

The perpetrators of these attacks are part of a growing genocidal effort worldwide to eradicate Christianity. Only by identifying their motive can we effectively counter and end this brutal agenda.

Reprinted with permission from - The Daily Signal - by Paul Coleman

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Richard E Walton
1 year ago

Prayer by God’s people is the most important thing God’s people can do. Pray for revival In the church!

1 year ago

Anyone reading Christian history must know that when the church has been persecuted in the past, Christianity grows! Christianity will never be destroyed from this planet cuz God said so. I hate seeing anyone suffer for their faith but we all must stand and be strong for Christ! Some of us may not be asked to be martyrs but if we are asked, do we have the faith of Saint Stephen and others to say YES to Jesus?

1 year ago

Christians must take steps to protect themselves. The “turn the other cheek” is costing lives from heathens and uneducated and it must stop. Like the Jews whose lives are threatened, decent and unaggressive people now need protection. Yes, it costs, may fly in the face of goodness, but when dealing with disparate people, it may be the right thing to do. Religion should not be a cause for harm and killing, but it seems some are taking that stance. And, in this Country, the Godless now banning God in Congress. Who are these people and how did we get here?

Robert Windle
1 year ago

It’s time for everyone to know this about Christians!

Rick J.
1 year ago

Muslims persecuted for their beliefs? I find that statement hard to believe.

Stephen Russell
1 year ago

& Jews are 2nd in persecution since BC era.

Greg Russell
1 year ago

Indeed, Christians are reviled and despised, and there IS persecution coming. More and more in America these days, if you are a straight, white, Christian male, YOU are considered to be THE evil that liberals see hiding behind every corner, and they are going to shout you down, shut you down, and quite possibly, if youre unarmed, theyre even going to physically assault you.

Brenda Blunt
1 year ago

All Christian’s need to rise up and take back that is being forcibly being destroyed by evil. Lord, please fill us with You and provide us with what we need to do your will!

1 year ago

The democ rats won’t admit it,but they are totally supportive of the anti Christian,anti AMERICAN and anti conservative policies in AMERICA.The dense oc RATS should be very careful what they wish for.

Todd Taylor
1 year ago

“He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts, nor turn–and I would heal them.” John 12:40 The liberal media knows their master the devil as we know who we serve God. It is predicted in Revelations that Christians will face greater persecution as the end approaches. Pray for our brothers and sisters of the Christian faith to remain steadfast; true to the Gospel. We must love our world on God’s behalf, true to the calling and be prepared to lay our lives down as Christ did… Read more »

1 year ago

Obama and Hillary pander to Muslims and others but avoid denouncing attacks on Christians. What a couple of hypocrites!

1 year ago

The commies know how to use language to change or pervert meaning. Christians everywhere are in the way of the world govt the globalist left wishes to impose, hence the clever press releases. It can be easy to laugh at the people of antiquity worshiping god men but the global elites of today are striving to re establish exactly that with them as the new gods.

Phyllis Goss
1 year ago

They are in our prayers

Todd Taylor
1 year ago

The liberal media are pawns in the hands of the devil. They are being manipulated to destroy the very thing that can save them Jesus Christ. I am praying for the liberal media and brothers and sisters who stand firm in their Christian faith. In the end God wins. God’s Word clearly tells us He stands with us and the gates of hell will not prevail.

1 year ago

Last Days….Revelation…pay attention to what is going on…Never thought I would possibly die for my faith…i always think about the 27 young men on the beach who wrre beheaded for their faith in Jesus…and the President at the time did nothing..
according to the Bible and Gods word this is all part of the last days …We need to stay stro ng…and know Jesus is coming..
but for r country so sad that we are watching the onsanity of Washington.
have to keep prayong for our country
..and President.

1 year ago

So true, even from many of the “Hollywood” celebrities. They make an effort to push their life style on others.

Thomas H.
1 year ago

Why isn’t everyone talking about this? Isn’t the unbiased media all over this… oh, wait…

Randolph Kamentz
1 year ago

The Pope and all Christian leaders must band together for a concerted effort presented on the world stage. The UN, as always, will stand worthlessly by since they are powerless to stop the slaughter. Concerned US citizens must contact their congress members and emphatically demand action. It is past time for Christians to rise up and protect their faith.

1 year ago

I’ll never forget the story my grandfather used to tell us. During a morning service 2 gunmen burst into a church of about 100 worshipers and demanded to know how many were Christians. Only about 30 were brave enough to stand and the gunmen forced the others outside. They then turned to the preacher and said “You can get on with the service now, pastor, we got rid of the trouble makers”. The pastor replied….”They were the ones I was talking to”. If that ever happens in our church…..will we be brave enough to stand and admit we’re Christians? Please… Read more »

Earl Brown
1 year ago

This is so true.

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