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ICC Note:

Christian persecution is on the rise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Islamic insurgencies like Boko Haram and al-Shabaab have killed thousand of Christians, displaced hundreds of thousands and abducted, enslaved and forcefully converted to Islam hundreds more. As radical strands of Islam continue to descend from North Africa and the Gulf States into Sub-Saharan Africa, levels of Christian persecution are growing, even Christian majority counties like Ethiopia and Kenya.

01/13/2014 Africa (Christian Post) – African countries have experienced a significant rise in Christian persecution in 2014, the WWL notes, with Somalia finding itself at second place in the list; Sudan at No. 6, Eritrea and No. 9, and Nigeria at No. 10.

Terror group Boko Haram in Nigeria, targeting Christians and seeking to force out the government, has made a number of news headlines throughout the 2014 with a series of massacres and mass kidnappings.

Curry suggested that terror groups such as Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab are actively learning from the tactics of ISIS, allowing them to increase their scope and level of brutality.

“This wave of violence, this ideology of hatred, is spreading. That’s why this year you see Africa and African countries rising on the list,” he said.

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