Christians flee growing persecution in Africa and Middle East

Religious persecution is on the rise in Africa and the Middle East, forcing millions of Christians to flee their homes for overcrowded refugee camps and the risks of smuggling routes to Europe, according to a report.

The targeting of Christians has worsened over the past year, says Open Doors, a charity that monitors religiously motivated violence and discrimination, and produces an annual league table of the worst countries in which to be a Christian.

  • ontario john

    Too bad we can’t take them, but remember our prime minister has instructed us that helping Christians first is disgusting. Praise mohammad as he speaks at the mosque in Peterborough today.

    • Pissing on persecuted Christians is the same thing his father Pierre did some 35 years ago. When I provided Trudeau’s Ambassador, as well as his Minister of External Affairs, with documentation of Christian persecution in Nicaragua instead of helping they ratted us out to the Communist Government. As a result, the commies attempted to extort us to forcibly return a group of refugee children who had escaped — if we didn’t return them then they threatened to hold hostage their baby brother back in Nicaragua (mother had to leave the baby behind as “collateral”). It was a painful decision but we refused the extortion demands. Thank-you, two generations of Trudeau bigots!

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I have more respect for you every day.

        • Thanks. I think I write too much, but it’s a catharsis in more ways than one — BCF best ptsd therapy in the country.

          An interesting turn of events re: the above case. I discovered a note on my blog a couple days ago from one of the family members of the refugee children. Unbelievable — I lost touch with them decades ago, all I know is they returned home after the war when the communists were booted out. They want me to contact them — they want to know the story about their father. It’s a bitter-sweet moment, remembering those kids in the refugee camp (both of their grandparents died of disease in the camp so the kids stayed in my home for awhile). They were obviously too young to remember much about their father — I will have to tell them that he was tortured and murdered by the regime. He was a brave man, with brave children.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I never had to deal with what you’ve dealt with.
            I wonder sometimes if South America can be better.

  • Brenda

    What should we make of this? Kenya and Nigeria are both Chrisitan majority countries. How can Christians be persecuted by a minority? Why don’t they fight back? They can’t all run to Europe, especially since it’s not as if Europe were keeping the Muzzies out.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      “Why don’t they fight back?”
      Well, let’s just say they wouldn’t have taken Vimy Ridge, K? ūüėČ

  • Cat-astrophe

    “Dancing In The Street”

    Callin’ out around the world

    Are you ready for a brand new beat?

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      That is the worst Bowie song ever.
      And I love Bowie.
      Try TVC15.
      oh oh