British Govt Report: Christians #1 Persecuted Religious Group in the World, Persecution Still On The Rise by Steve Warren for CBN News
GNN Note – Once again we hear radio silence from corporate and public media. Not a peep. But if one muslim is killed for their faith – WOW!! Wall-to-wall coverage for a week – not attacking, not saying unworthy, pointing out hypocrisy and double standard. We must never let corporate media liars off the hook for their crimes against humanity.
An independent report by the British government says Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world, and that persecution is still on the rise.
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The report’s publication was marked in Rome Monday by a meeting organized by the British Embassy to the Holy See in the Basilica of St. Bartholomew.
The report found a variety of factors behind the anti-Christian oppression, including aggressive nationalism and a rise of Islamic extremism.
“The treatment of Christian minorities is a bellwether for how all minorities are treated,” said Sally Axworthy, British ambassador. “So if Christians suffer, that usually goes together with the abuse of human rights more generally.
The report recommends the UK government should be prepared to impose sanctions against countries that persecute Christians.
It also says the British government should adopt a definition of anti-Christian discrimination and persecution, similar to those that are applied to Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. British diplomats should also be trained in religious literacy in order for them to better understand the scale and significance of the issue.
The report also recommends that Britain push for a UN Security Council resolution urging governments in the Middle East and North Africa to protect Christians and other persecuted minorities.
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt commissioned the report to examine the extent and nature of Christian persecution and access the UK government’s response, according to The Guardian.