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Tuesday, 14 February 2012 00:51

Christophobia in Islamic Countries

Written by  Marquez Comelab
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"We hear so often about Muslims as victims of abuse in the West.... but in fact... Christians are being killed in the Islamic world because of their religion. It is a rising genocide that ought to provoke global alarm." Read more to see the list of attrocities against Christians in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

"We hear so often about Muslims as victims of abuse in the West.... but in fact... Christians are being killed in the Islamic world because of their religion. It is a rising genocide that ought to provoke global alarm", wrote Ayaan Hirsi Ali in a recent article titled, The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World, published in Newsweek Magazine on the 6th of February 2012.

Most of this anti-Christian violence is a major and under-reported problem. I hope that by providing a list of examples Ayaan Hirsi Ali cited to make her point below, many of you will take enough interest to help raise awareness to this development.

Here is a list of attrocities against Christians in the Middle East, Africa and in Asia in recent years.

  • Boko Haram aims to establish Sharia in Nigeria. To do this, it has stated it will kill all Christians in the country. During 2011, the group has killed 510 people and burned down or destroyed more than 350 churches in 10 northern states.
  • In Sudan, the UN reports between 53,000 to 75,000 innocent civilians have been displaced after their their houses have been looted and destroyed.
  • In Egypt, more than 900 Iraqi Christians have been killed, 70 churches have been burned.
  • Pakistan has draconian blasphemy laws forcing the Christian minority live in perpetual fear of being killed on charges of blasphemy, without any hope of proper legal defense. A militant Muslim group of 10 gunmen attacked World Vision with grenades and killed 6 people and wounded 4, because they accused World Vision of subverting Islam even though World Vision was there to help the survivors of a major earthquake.
  • In Indonesia, the number of violent incidents committed against religious minorities increased by 40 percent from 198 to 275 between 2010 to 2011.
  • In Iran, dozens of Christians have been jailed for worshipping.
  • In Saudi Arabia, religious police raid the homes of Christians to bring them up on charges of blasphemy.
  • In Ethiopia, where the Muslims are in the minority, Church-burnings have become a problem.

This has to stop. What can we do? At the very least, we can start discussing the problem. Share Ayaan's article or this blog post on Facebook, Twitter, email and so on. And when someone mentions Islamophobia in your conversations, bring up the Christophobia that is going on today.

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