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Pew Research Center recently examined Christian persecution in 2015 around the world and discovered that most of the persecution occurred in Christian-majority nations. Despite the rise of ISIS and other extremist groups in the Middle East that captured headlines, Christians faced extensive social and legal harassment in places that have a Christian majority. It will be interesting to see a similar study conducted in 2016 and 2017 with increased persecution by ISIS and other groups in countries with a minority Christian population.

2017-06-14 Middle East (Christian Times) – A study conducted by Pew Research Center has indicated that while Christians are facing persecution in the Middle East, most of the harassment against them in 2015 actually occurred in Christian-majority countries.

A recent report published by Pew has revealed that Christians have faced harassment in more countries than any other religious group due in part to their huge size and broad geographic dispersion around the world.

Although Christians experience persecution in many of the heavily Muslim countries in the Middle East and North Africa, they are mostly harassed in Christian-majority countries, according to Pew.

The study noted that in some countries, the Christian majority itself faced harassment, often carried out by the government.

 

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