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Church Persecution: A Christian Is Martyred Every Five Minutes


We hardly realize that we are today living through,” the largest persecution of Christians in history,” awful even than the notorious attacks under ancient Roman emperors like Diocletian and Nero.

Christian persecution at peak
Christian persecution at peak


An evaluation, of the numbers of Christians under attack reaches 100 million to 200 million. According to a careful estimate, “a Christian is martyred every five minutes.” And most of this persecution is taking place at the hands of Muslims. Of the top 50 countries where Christians are most severely persecuted, 42 have a Muslim majority or else have considerable Muslim populations.


Raymond Ibrahim- Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Centre and an associate fellow of the Middle East Forum explains the scope of this adversity, its beginning, and the reasons why it has been met with a nod by most of the Western media; in his book “Crucified Again.”


Raymond who is eloquent in Arabic, has been tracking what he calls “one of the most dramatic stories” of present times in the reports that time and again appear in Arabic newspapers, news shows, and websites. Regrettably, his work not often gets translated into English or noticed by the Western media. What he documents in this carefully researched and clearly argued book is;” A human rights disaster of monumental proportions.”


In “Crucified Again,” Ibrahim carries out two precious functions to inform people about the new “Great Persecution.” At the outset, he documented hundreds of detailed examples from across the Muslim world. By doing so, he has portrayed the extent of the persecution and pre-empts any claims that it is a trivial problem. Additionally, Ibrahim commemorates the forgotten victims. Second, he provided a well-argued explanation for,” why these attacks are concentrated in Muslim nations.


Ibrahim’s numerous reports of violence against Christians range across the whole Muslim world, counting countries for instance Indonesia; which is characterized as “moderate” and “tolerant.” “Such attacks are so frequent because they result not just from the extremists that some Westerners dismiss as extremists, but from mobs of ordinary people, and from government policy and laws that discriminate against Christians,” he says.


Raymond Ibrahim plainly outlines the historical and theological roots of this intolerance in the book’s most significant chapter, “Lost History.” At odds with the apologists who relate these attacks to poverty, political oppression, inheritance of colonialism, or the unresolved Israeli-Arab conflict.