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Why No One Cares about the 'Campaign of Death' against Christians


Christian persecution is on the rise around the world, according to Open Doors USA. The bombing of Christians in Pakistan on Easter was just one of the latest examples.

Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, a faction of the Taliban, claimed responsibility for an attack that killed more than 70 people and wounded hundreds more, many of them children.

Open Doors says each month more than 300 Christians are killed for their faith, more than 200 churches or Christian properties are desroyed, and almost 800 acts of violence are committed against Christians.

CEO David Curry says most Americans don't understand how serious the state of Christian persecution is worldwide.

"I don't believe most Americans have an accurate understanding of the real state of Christian persecution around the world," Curry told The Daily Beast, acknowledging that news agencies cover stories based on consumer demand.

"But for news consumers to clamor for such coverage, they need to be aware of the extent of the problem," he added.

Open Doors reports that more than 7,000 Christians were killed for their faith last year, almost 3,000 more than the year before.

The worst atrocities against Christians are taking place in the Middle East, central Asia and Africa. A recent report by the Christian group Open Doors noted that "North Korea remains the world's most restrictive nation in which to practice Christianity."

The communist nation is followed by Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Maldives, Pakistan, Iran and Yemen.

Ronald Lauder, leader of the World Jewish Congress, has slammed global apathy toward the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and other parts of the world. He says more countries should do somenthing to stop it.

"The Jewish people understand all too well what can happen when the world is silent," he said. "This campaign of death must be stopped."

A 2014 Pew Study found that Christians are the world's most oppressed religious group.

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