Christian Genocide Rises While World Just Watches
Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News
3 February 2015
WASHINGTON D.C. (Worthy News)– Following the release of its latest World Watch List — ranking the top 50 countries in which Christians face the most persecution for their faith — Open Doors has accused world leaders of callous indifference, according to The Christian Post.
Open Doors CEO David Curry said ISIS is conducting a genocide against Christians in Iraq while the West just stands by and watches it unfold.
“It’s not that Christians are collateral damage; it’s that they’re being targeted, and wherever they are being targeted, there are future problems,” said Curry.
Although the U.S. and its allies are launching airstrikes against ISIS, Curry hasn’t seen any attempts to improve the plight of refugees on the ground.
“I am very disappointed by the response of the U.S. government and State Department in the protection and advocacy for persecuted Christians,” he said.
Yet even while Iraq is having a genocide, North Korea still occupies the top slot of the WWL.
“It is number one on the WWL,” said Curry, “the most brutal and dangerous place in the world to be a Christian because the government requires and enforces with hostility a total dedication to the hero worship of their leader … Christians are the number one enemy of the state … and they treat them with great brutality.”
Another Asian nation on the WWL is India, which has become even more dangerous for Christians after the new Hindu nationalist government recently took power. And Christians in African nations have endured even more persecution with Somalia ranked at 2nd, Sudan at 6th, Eritrea at 9th and Nigeria in 10th place on the WWL.
Featured image: Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria’s northern Raqqa province, June 30, 2014. The fighters held the parade to celebrate their declaration of an Islamic “caliphate” after the group captured territory in neighbouring Iraq, a monitoring service said. The Islamic State, an al-Qaeda offshoot previously known as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, posted pictures online on Sunday of people waving black flags from cars and holding guns in the air, the SITE monitoring service said. Copyright: Reuters
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