Monday, January 20, 2014

Christian Martyrdom Doubled in 2013, Persecution Growing

By Alex Newman
January 16, 2014

The number of Christians murdered for their faith almost doubled in 2013 over the previous year, according to anannual survey by Open Doors, a non-denominational ministry that monitors the persecution of believers and supports persecuted Christians worldwide. Hardline Islamist regimes and Islamic terrorists - many funded by the Obama administration and other Western governments - were behind most of the slaughter. However, for the 12th year in a row, the barbaric communist autocracy lording over North Korea was ranked as the number one persecutor of Christians in the world.

According to the organization's findings in its Open Doors 2014 World Watch List, released last week, Christians are still by far the most persecuted demographic on earth - and the trends are getting worse. In 2012, the group's annual report documented the martyrdom of more than 1,200 Christians. Last year, there were more than that martyred just in Syria, where the Obama administration and a coalition of its allies - mostly European governments and Sunni Arab dictators - have been arming and funding jihadist rebel groups.

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