Muslims Responsible for ‘Worst Year in Modern History of Christian Persecution’

ByPamela Geller on March 7, 2016

But remember, islamofauxbia is the problem, and if you dissent, you are a racist-islamofauxbic-anti-muslim-bigot.

The media, cultural and political elites’ silence on the extermination of Christians in the Middle East is as evil as this unfathomable genocide. Their vicious persecution of those of us who dedicate our lives to exposing the ideology behind this vicious slaughter is, in and of itself, a war crime. History will not be kind to these accomplices.

And Pope Francis sanctions bringing this hatred and violence to the West. The Pope says  that the “Arab invasion” of Europe is a social fact … and a good thing.

Muslims Responsible for ‘Worst Year in Modern History of Christian Persecution’ By Raymond Ibrahim, Front Page Magazine, March 7, 2016:
The driving force behind 82% of the world’s persecution of Christians.

Open Doors, an organization that advocates for persecuted Christians, recently released its latest World Watch List—a report that highlights and ranks the 50 worst nations to be Christian. It found that 2015 was the “worst year in modern history for Christian persecution.”

Who claims the lion’s share of this unprecedented persecution? Muslims—of all races, nationalities, languages, and socio-political circumstances: Muslims from among America’s closest allies (Saudi Arabia #14 worst persecutor) and its opponents (Iran #9); Muslims from economically rich nations (Qatar #21) and from poor nations (Somalia #7 and Yemen #11); Muslims from “Islamic republic” nations (Afghanistan #4) and from “moderate” nations (Malaysia #30 and Indonesia #43); Muslims from nations rescued by America (Kuwait #41) and Muslims from nations claiming “grievances” against the U.S. (fill in the blank __).

The report finds that “Islamic extremism” is the main source of persecution in 41 of the top 50 countries—that is, 82 percent of the world’s persecution of Christians is being committed by Muslims. As for the top ten worst countries persecuting Christians, nine of them are Muslim-majority—that is, 90 percent of nations where Christians experience “extreme persecution” are Muslim.

Still, considering that the 2016 World Watch List ranks North Korea—non-Islamic, communist—as the number one worst persecutor of Christians, why belabor the religious identity of Muslims? Surely this suggests that Christian persecution is not intrinsic to the Islamic world but is rather a product of repressive regimes and other socio-economic factors—as the North Korean example suggests and as many politicians and other talking heads maintain?

Here we come to some critically important but rarely acknowledged distinctions. While Christians are indeed suffering extreme persecution in North Korea, these fall into the realm of the temporal and aberrant. Something as simple as overthrowing Kim Jong-un’s regime could lead to a quick halt to the persecution—just as the fall of Communist Soviet Union saw the end of religious persecution. The vibrancy of Christianity in South Korea is suggestive of what may be in store—and thus creates such fear for—its northern counterpart.

In the Islamic world, however, a similar scenario would not alleviate the sufferings of Christians by an iota. Quite the opposite; where dictators fall (often thanks to U.S. intervention)—Saddam in Iraq, Qaddafi in Libya, and ongoing attempts against Assad in Syria—Christian persecution dramatically rises. Today Iraq is the second worst nation in the world in which to be Christian, Syria fifth, and Libya tenth. A decade ago under the “evil” dictators, Iraq was ranked 32, Syria 47, and Libya 22.

The difference between Muslim and non-Muslim persecution (e.g., communist) of Christians is that the latter is often rooted in a particular regime. Conversely, Muslim persecution of Christians is perennial, existential, and far transcends this or that regime or ruler. It is part and parcel of the history, doctrines, and socio-political makeup of Islam—hence its tenacity; hence its ubiquity.

Moreover, atheistic communism is a relatively new phenomenon—about a century old—and, over the years, its rule (if not variants of its ideology) has greatly waned, so that only a handful of nations today are communist.

On the other hand, Muslim persecution of Christians is as old as Islam. It is a well-documented, even if suppressed, history.

To further understand the differences between temporal and existential persecution, consider Russia. Under communism, its own Christians were persecuted; yet today, after the fall of the USSR, Russia is again reclaiming its Orthodox Christian heritage.

North Korea—where Kim Jong-un is worshipped as a god and the people are shielded from reality—seems to be experiencing what Russia did under the Soviet Union. But if the once mighty USSR could not persevere, surely it’s a matter of time before tiny North Korea’s walls also come crumbling down, with the resulting religious freedom that former communist nations have experienced. (Tellingly, the only countries that were part of the USSR that still persecute Christians are Muslim, such as Uzbekistan, #15, and Turkmenistan, #19.)

Time, however, is not on the side of Christians living amid Muslims; quite the opposite.

In short, Muslim persecution of Christians exists in 41 nations today as part of a continuum—or “tradition”—that started nearly 14 centuries ago. As I document in Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians, the very same patterns of Christian persecution prevalent throughout the Muslim world today are often identical to those from centuries past.

A final consideration: North Korea, the one non-Muslim nation making the top ten worst persecutors list, is governed by what is widely seen as an unbalanced megalomaniac; conversely, the other nine nations are not dominated by any “cults-of-personalities” and are variously governed: including through parliamentarian democracies (Iraq), parliamentarian republics (Pakistan and Somalia), one-party or presidential republics (Eritrea, Sudan and Syria), Islamic republics (Afghanistan and Iran), and transitional/disputed governments (Libya). Looking at the other Muslim nations that make the top 50 persecutors’ list and even more forms of governments proliferate, for example monarchies (Saudi Arabia #14).

The common denominator is that they are all Islamic nations.

Thus, long after North Korea’s psychotic Kim Jong-un has gone the way of the dodo, tens of millions of Christians and other “infidels” will continue to suffer extreme persecution, till what began in the seventh century reaches fruition and the entire Islamic world becomes “infidel” free.

Confronting this discomforting and better-left-unsaid fact is the first real step to alleviating the sufferings of the overwhelming majority of Christians around the world.

Unfortunately, however, while some are willing to point out that Christians are being persecuted around the Muslim world—why that is the case, why 82% of the world’s persecution is committed by Muslims from a variety of backgrounds and circumstances—is the great elephant in the room that few wish to address. For doing so would cause some long held and cherished premises of the modern West—chiefly the twin doctrines of religious relativism and multiculturalism—to come crashing down.

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  • rambler

    One religion teaches compassion and the other destruction. One religion teaches followers to choose what is right and the other teaches submission by force. One provides a code of conduct through the 10 Commandments and the other justifies evil.

    • Jim Fox

      If only that were 100% true! “to choose what is right”

      Morality is doing right, no matter what you are told.
      Religion is doing what you are told, no matter what is right.

  • ricknick59

    so let’s invite several thousand of the same exact immigrants that are destroying EU here to the U.S.! EU said that they screened them as well. How do you screen people that most have no passport and no way of proving they are not lying. Or the ones that do have fake papers that are so good they even fooled those that are used to seeing them! But then the same people who want them to come are the same bleeding heart PC liberals who either won’t believe you until it is to late or have private security and live in a gated community so it won’t really matter what happens to the rest of us! But at least they got to ease their conscience!

    • Jane

      When you consider that Obama is the son of a Shiite, polygamist father, that Hussein is the name of the martyr who founded Shia Islam, and much of Obama’s schooing was in Indonesia, and that these Madressas/schools are vitriolically anti-American, anti-christian, anti-Israel and are described as ‘jihad factories’. You cant tell me that all that hasnt shaped his world view and then it explains why the Obama government is importing this. And why out of the thousands of refugees he has brought over, only 3 are Christians.

      It is exactly as Walid Shoebat, himself a former terrorist said, “Western naivete and mediocre minds of America would be no match for 14 centuries of Islamic deception”.

      • Mahou Shoujo

        Western socialist democrat stupidity is what defeats itself.

  • EndAlz

    Fear is a life-saving animal instinct and so I will never apologize for my distrust of a tribe of peoples who regularly commit these heinous crimes. Europe is the Cat, as in the one curiosity killed. As in dumber than a

  • Mahou Shoujo

    Why is the obvious impossible for so many to see? the qur’an is very explicit about what it is doing hand how it wants to do it. Prominent leaders of government and allegedly Christian plus other religions refuse to take islam at face value. The deaths of the innocent are on the hands of their leaders. May they receive more mercy than they have shown, after getting forgiveness from those they murdered. Killing for religion, is a way to eternal damnation.

  • The origional roger

    “For doing so would cause some long held and cherished premises of the modern West—chiefly the twin doctrines of religious relativism and multiculturalism—to come crashing down”.
    True, and also the fact that these principles ( religious relativism and multiculturalism )that are held in reverence by the left, are also an effective shield for a deceptive and agenda driven enemy.

  • vercingetorix

    I am grateful to Pamela for the strong and courageous stand she takes in favor of the christians who are being persecuted by islam.
    While christian politicians and Church dignitaries keep cowardly and shamefully silent, or tell the world politically correct lies, she, as a non-christian, speaks out and tells the world the truth about islam and its 1400-years-old gory massacre of christians!
    That is admirable!

  • bill

    Who’s persecuting the other 18%?

    • Jim Fox

      Hindus? That religion has been a foul transgressor of human rights for centuries and still is. Suttee, anyone? Caste? Thuggee? Honour killing?
      Rape, even gang rape is almost overlooked by the authorities…

  • joe1429

    As a catholic, I am very saddened by the views of this progessive pope(((((((

  • billwhit

    Islam is the Syphilis of the Soul and the Super Highway straight unto the bowels of Hell, where their Allah/Satan await all mentally deranged Islamic Pigs! Islam needs to be eradicated from the planet earth, they are nothing but sick pigs of Satan!

  • S. Haugen

    thank god whites are soon to be gone, we are to dumb/ stupid to exist. If we cant see this coming then what the hell is there to fight for!