West Falters in Defense of Christians, Who Are Being Persecuted in 131 Countries
by Moody Adams Conrad Black has sounded a loud wakeup call to Christians in the Western world: “Perhaps the gravest under-publicized atrocity in the world is the persecution of Christians. A comprehensive Pew Forum study last year found that Christians are persecuted in 131 countries containing 70% of the world’s population, out of 197 countries in the world.”
Best estimates are that about 200 million Christians are in communities where they are persecuted.
While over 100,000 Christians a year are murdered because of their faith,the media and governments are focused on protecting Muslims rather than Christians.
Persecuted Christians, for the most part, flourish. China admits to 80 million Christians, while the real number is probably about 120 million.
Black lists the worse persecutors as follows: North Korea as the worst, followed by Iran, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, the Maldives, Yemen, Iraq, Uzbekistan, Laos, Pakistan, Sudan, and, farther back but still prominently odious, Libya, Syria, Oman, Egypt, Kuwait, the Palestinian Authority, Vietnam, Cuba, and China.