Christian Persecution a ‘Worldwide Emergency’

Christian Persecution a ‘Worldwide Emergency’

ICC Note

“The number of Christians who are killed within 100 years, in the 20th century, [it] is more than the number of Christians who were killed in the centuries preceding the 20th century.”

By Becky Yeh
06/23/2011 Islam (OneNewsNow)-A new report from an Italian sociologist shows that a Christian is killed every five minutes because of his or her faith, and the researcher says it’s critical that that information is made known to the world.

In the study by Massimo Introvigne, a representative of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, approximately 105,000 Christians are killed every year. That number does not include Christians who are murdered because of war, but solely represents believers who are put to death for their faith.

Jonathan Racho of International Christian Concern (ICC) laments the fact that anti-Christian persecution has sharply increased and is widely unrecognized.

“The number of Christians who are killed within 100 years, in the 20th century, [it] is more than the number of Christians who were killed in the centuries preceding the 20th century,” he reports.

“Unfortunately, many people, when they meet and discuss about religious freedom issues, [or] when they meet and discuss about inter-religious dialogue, they don’t want to talk about Christians being persecuted,” Racho notes. “Always, Christians are presented as people who are in the majority…in the context of international politics.”

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