Genocide of Christians Reaches "Alarming Stage"


One in three people around the world suffer from religious persecution, with Christians being "the most persecuted religious group". "Religion 'is at risk of disappearing' in some parts of the world and in some regions, the level and nature of persecution is arguably coming close to meeting the international definition of genocide, according to that adopted by the UN."

The overwhelming majority of Christian persecution, however, evidently occurs in Muslim majority nations. In the 50 nations where Christians are most persecuted, "Islamic oppression continues to impact millions of Christians." In seven of the absolute worst ten nations, "Islamic oppression" is the cause of persecution. "This means, for millions of Christians-particularly those who grew up Muslim or were born into Muslim families-openly following Jesus can have painful consequences," including death.

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