ICC Note: Christian persecution continues to be ignored by international organizations and the media. North Korea, for example, is a dangerous place for Christians to live in since their human rights are being violated and they continue to be oppressed. Unfortunately, Christians are not seen as victims on purpose and persecution continues to grow.
10/20/2017 North Korea (Oregon Faith Report) – Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a new report on Christian persecution:
All across the nation, students are learning about genocide committed in the twentieth century, yet most know next to nothing about genocide taking place right now. That’s partly because the victims are Christians: many academics and journalists have become accustomed to seeing Christians as victimizers, not victims, thus leaving them unmoved when reports surface about genocide against the faithful.
“Persecuted and Forgotten? A Report on Christians Oppressed for their Faith, 2015-17,” is a study released by Aid to the Church in Need, an organization chaired by George J. Marlin. Its findings are devastating.
“In 12 of the 13 countries reviewed,” the report notes, “the situation for Christians was worse in overall terms in the period 2015-17 than within the preceding two years.” Genocide has been recorded in Syria, Iraq, and northern Nigeria, either by ISIS or affiliates such as Boko Haram.