North Korean Representative on Persecution of Christians: “Absolutely False”

ICC Note: It appears that this spokesperson for North Korea knows where his paycheck comes from.  Fortunately, added to the original report are some of the tweets and reports on the Internet on the well-documented abuses carried out by the North Korean regime against Christians.  And let’s not discount the personal testimonies of those who have risked their lives to escape from North Korea. 

By staff reporter, Barcelona

07/27/2015 North Korea (Evangelical Focus)

The representative of Cultural Relations of North Korea with Foreign Countries, the Spaniard Alejandro Cao, has denied the fact that Christian believers are being persecuted under the regime of Kim Jong Un. Joel Forster (@joelfwal), editor of Evangelical Focus, asked Cao on Twitter about Christians being persecuted in North Korea. The regime’s delegate responded: “It is absolutely false. The problem in the world is that there are enlighted people like you who believe themselves to be representatives of God or even God”. In several other tweets, the representative of the Asian regime threw more personal attacks (“you are not a religious person but an activist of the USA”) and pointed at evangelical Christians: “You take advantage of drug addicts and homeless people to force them to become evangelists in exchange of a plate of soup.”

When asked about the possibility of the existance of a God who would make justice to those people suffering under the North Korean regime, Cao mockingly responded: “He [God] seems to be arriving late. We have been here for 70 years, and many more to come”. Cao is an official “special delegate” of the North Korean regime and has been the contact which has allowed some journalists to enter the hermetic country, always under strict vigilance. He has appeared on several tv and radio broadcasts defending the atrocities of his “beloved leader” Kim Jong Un and his predecessors, Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung. Therefore it is not a surprise that the special delegate defined the regime as “the closest to an ideal human society. Without drugs and prostitution. Where values are above money”.

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