Social media fuelling surge in ‘back to the dark ages’ religious persecution – Lord Sacks

An upsurge in religious persecution which threatens to drag humanity “back to the dark ages” is being made worse by the impact of social media sites such as Twitter, the former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks has insisted.

In an emotional address in the House of Lords, he said attempts to wipe out Christianity in parts of the Middle East and the murder of followers across much of Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia amount to the “religious equivalent of ethnic cleansing”.

But he said the purges of Christians were echoed by recent mob attacks on Jews in France and other parts of Europe, Islamist violence against other Muslims and the persecution of the Bahá’í in Iran as part of a “new tribalism” which had taken hold in the wake of the Cold War.

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