Friday, January 12, 2018

Asia: Alarm at Spike in Persecuted Christian Deaths


In neighboring Afghanistan, ranked second-worst for the persecution of Christians, the report found “the clan” to be “the main persecutor, chasing out or killing Christians to maintain the community’s honor.”

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Source/Credit: Newsweek Pakistan
By Banaras Khan—AFP | January 12, 2018

NGO Open Doors says Christian minorities in countries across southeast Asia have been increasingly targeted in past year

Christians were targeted in a growing number of killings and other attacks around the world last year, especially in Nigeria, Pakistan and southeast Asia, an advocacy group said on Wednesday.

In its annual report on violence against Christians worldwide, the Dutch-based Open Doors NGO said it had been able to confirm 3,066 deaths in the twelve months to Oct. 31, 2017. That was a sharp increase from the 1,207 registered in the previous year, though still far below the 7,106 in the 2015 period, when the Islamic State group was still on the offensive in Syria and Iraq.

For the 17th year in the row, North Korea topped the list for the persecution of Christians, with Open Doors saying its estimated 300,000 Christians faced “certain death” in camps if their faith was found out. “As the regime becomes more and more isolated, it is becoming increasingly paranoid and pitiless toward anyone suspected of treason against its leader,” Kim Jong-Un, it said, adding the near impossibility of entering the reclusive state meant it could not provide hard figures on the number of victims.

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