A month ago, ISIS suicide bombings of two Egyptian churches killed 47 worshippers, and those were only two of the most recent examples of the deadly assaults perpetrated against Christians in the Near East.
Vernon Brewer, the founder and president of World Help, in an analysis of a report issued by Open Doors, and released this past January, says 2016 was the “worst year yet” for Christians in the past quarter-century. According to the report, persecution of Christians has risen worldwide for three years in a row.
The report says Islamic extremism remains the global dominant driver of persecution, responsible for initiating oppression and conflict in 35 out of the 50 countries on the 2017 list.
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