President Obama and his administration may want to take note – for all the ranting they do about Islamophobic Americans, it turns out the most persecuted religion in the world isn’t Islam at all.
A new study from the Center for Studies on New Religions indicates that the reality is Christians are the most persecuted group, and have been for some time.
Last year alone, over 90,000 Christians died for their religion.
During the year 2016, some 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith around the world, according to a new study from the Turin-based Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR).
The director of CESNUR and leader of the study, Dr. Massimo Introvigne, told Breitbart News that Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world, and the numbers of those affected are staggering.
Christians are targeted primarily for two reasons, Introvigne said, “first because their proclamation of peace disturbs more belligerent groups; and second, because their social teachings on life, family and poverty are opposed by powerful forces.”
As horrific as that number is – 90,000 Christians killed because of their faith – it’s actually a decline, as over 105,000 Christians were killed in 2015. They’ve been the most persecuted group in the world for years now.
During a visit to a mosque in Baltimore last winter, Obama spoke out against Islamophobia.
“An attack on one faith is an attack on all our faiths,” Obama said, adding “we have to be consistent in condemning hateful rhetoric … none of us can be bystanders to bigotry.”
According to the same report mentioned above, it’s actually “Islamic extremism” that “is by far the most significant persecution engine” of Christians in the world today.
In light of these numbers, will the President immediately speak out against Christianophobia perpetrated by radical Muslims?
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Cross-posted at the Political Insider