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1 in 12 Christians Persecuted Worldwide

As we know, Christians are persecuted across the globe simply because of their faith. But a new report that The Jerusalem Post's Benjamin Glatt tells us about shows that 215 million Christians are being persecuted worldwide, including many among Palestinian populations:

About 215 million Christians are being persecuted due to their faith, according to a report released by the Open Doors organization Wednesday. This represents 1 in 12 Christians worldwide.

The most dangerous place to be a practicing Christian is in North Korea. There is also a high level of persecution against Christians in the Palestinian Territories, the World Watch List report showed.

Released by the Open Doors organization, the list is an annual report on the global persecution of Christians ranking the top 50 countries where Christians are persecuted due to their faith. Released at the beginning of each year, the list uses data from Open Doors field workers and external experts to quantify and analyze persecution worldwide.

The list’s number one cause of Christian persecution is the spread of radical Islam. Out of the top 10 countries with the highest rate of Christian persecution, Islamic oppression fuels that persecution in eight of them: Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, Pakistan, Libya, Iraq, Yemen and Iran.

This is the second year in a row that Islamic oppression has been the main trend in causing persecution of Christians...

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