"I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history."
Cardinal Francis George
Christians Must Brace for Escalating Global Persecution
Our home page is not a collection of random news stories about Christian persecution, as it may appear at first blush.
Our purpose is to expose a systematic, historical and continual pattern of global Christian persecution leading up to the present day. Most of this persecution has been at best glossed over by historians and the media. Christian persecution and discrimination has usually been excused, unreported, barely reported, or mischaracterized as sectarian conflict.
For example, the Nuremberg trial documents revealed that the German National Socialists (Anglicized to the term Nazis), were led largely by anti-Christian agnostics and neopagans who actively persecuted the Church.
For decades before the Nazi rise, Germany had turned into a nominally Christian country. Germany's rationalist philosophers and radical materialist theologians had successfully whittled away at Germany's traditional Christian beliefs.
By the time the Nazis had seized power, Germany was merely culturally Christian-they would adhere to the trappings of Christian holidays, celebrate Christmas, even give money to the Lutheran and Catholic churches.
Yet, most Germans were not believers or followers of the Christian faith. The German elite: academics, the wealthy, cultural and political activists, were demonstrably agnostic. Even German Christian theologians followed a reductionist philosophy when reviewing Scripture. For example, German theologians such as David Friedrich Strauss and Adolf von Warnock declared that the Gospel of John engaged in Hellenistic mythology, and questioned the existence of a historic Jesus, corrupting Biblical scholarship for decades.
Yet the popular culture perceives the Nazi leadership as 'Christians gone bad' at best, or at worst, right wing Christians busily persecuting Jews and other minorities. Meanwhile Germans persecuted Christians and Catholics, plotted to kidnap the Pope, plunder the Vatican, targeted, arrested and killed tens of thousands of Catholic clergy and millions of Catholic Slavs and Poles. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, theologian and founder of the Confessing Church in opposition to the Nazi Reich Church, was executed.
Pre-Nazi Germany was nominally Christian. The antiChristian campaigns of the secular and neopagan Nazis, and the communists controlling East Germany, had a permanent negative impact on the number of German Christian adherents. Germany is now one of the most atheistic nations in the world. The Nazis, communists, and militant Muslims rejected Christ's message of God's
love for all mankind. They protested that the Christian mandates to 'love your neighbor as yourself,' 'love your enemies,' and 'turn the other cheek', corrupted their respective ideologies.
We are not using a broad brush to paint all members of groups that have persecuted or are persecuting Christians as all bad...e.g. not all Germans during the Nazi period were mass murderers. Not all Muslims today are militant terrorists, in fact it's a relatively small but very determined group. Many Muslims are intolerant of Christianity however, some to the point of violence.
Many more reject Western 'values', especially the ones the USA has promoted in the last couple of decades: identity politics, feminist activism, abortion, birth control, two income households, same sex marriage and gay adoption of children.
In fairness, they believe the West exports decadence and unnatural lifestyles. Many Muslims see our values as inconsistent with raising healthy families. In the USA, Canada and UK, Muslims keep their culture and religion alive. It bonds them together, even globally.
Still, some blame must be appropriately apportioned for historic tendencies to persecute Christians, especially among groups that retain express anti-Christian objectives in their ideology.
Perennial Islamic Persecution of Christians
Christian populations, predating Islam, have consistently and dramatically declined in Muslim controlled regions. The UN's International Organization of Migration's Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) identified Figures from Jan 2014 to 27 Apr
Historic Strategies, Still Used Today, to Eliminate Christians
Christians disappeared rapidly from Marxist themed nations in the 20th Century. More Catholic martyrs perished in the last century than all the previous 1900 years of Church history.
History tends to repeat itself.
20th Century Marxism Attempted to Destroy Christianity
In the 1920's, before the Nazis governed Germany, the Soviet Union was the first secular state to have as an ideological objective the elimination of religion. The communist regime confiscated church property, ridiculed religion, harassed
Christianity Targeted for Genocide
The first genocide of the 20th Century was not the Holocaust of Jews, Christians, Jehovah's Witnesses and others by the Nazis. The Ottoman Empire's caliphate against their own Christians, starting in 1914, began the first genocide of the 20th Century. Islamic jihad became genocide against the Assyrians, Armenians and other Christians, who were murdered, tortured, raped, enslaved and forced to convert or die.
DEFINING MARTYRDOM: WHITE, RED AND GREEN (AKA BLUE)
A martyr (Greek: μάρτυς, mártys, "witness"; stem μάρτυρ-, mártyr-) is somebody who suffers persecution and/or death for advocating, renouncing, refusing to renounce, and/or refusing to advocate a belief or cause of either a religious or secular nature.
Pope Gregory I in Homilia in Evangelia, he wrote of "three modes of martyrdom, designated by the colors, red, blue (or green)
Religious and political leaders agree:
persecution against Christians
is a growing American and global crisis
The Assyrians in Syria and Iraq speak a modern form of the ancient Aramaic language spoken by Jesus. They are facing down a new genocidal enemy that wants drives them from their homes and kills them without conscience, not to mention the hazards of regional war.
Some are fighting back. One Assyrian Christian militia is located in Bakufa north of the Iraqi city of Mosul, which has seen fierce fighting between Islamic State militants and government-backed forces, sparking an exodus of Assyrians.
Assyrians were among the targets of an Ottoman (Turkish Muslim Empire) Caliphate in the early 20th Century.
R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary: American evangelicals should expect persecution.
"Maybe the mission of this school is actually to train up a generation of preachers, missionaries, and evangelists who will be martyrs," Mohler said.
Credible research has reached the shocking conclusion that an estimate of more than 100,000 Christians are violently killed because of some relation to their faith every year," Vatican spokesman Monsieur Silvano Maria Tomassi said Tuesday in a radio address to the United Nations Human Rights Council.
"Immediate global threat of fanatical Islamic Christianophobic terrorism."
In 2014, Cardinal Dolan became one of the first to identify Islamic fanaticism as the danger to vulnerable Middle Eastern religious minorities. He spoke at Hudson Institute’s all-day panel, “The Islamic State’s Religious Cleansing and the Urgency of a Strategic Response,” held at The Peninsula Hotel in New York City:
In talking about it, we have got to be blunt, we have to call it what it is. We are talking about fanatical Islamic Christianophobic terrorism, and we should not be afraid to tag it as such. We don’t need to get into euphemisms; we don’t need to get into circumlocution. We know what this is about, and we need to tag it as such.
Excerpt from Hudson Institute, quoting His Eminence Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of New York, regarding his seven-point plan to end the persecution of Christians by the Islamic State.
14 November 1914, less than two weeks after the Ottoman Empire declared war on the Entente (Great Britain, France, and Russia), the Sultan, still acting as a figurehead for the Young Turk regime, declared a jihad or holy war ‘‘against the enemies of Islam, who have proven their hostility by their attacks on the Caliphate.’’
TURKISH PERSECUTION CONTINUES TODAY
The Ottoman persecution of Christians is not frozen in time. Turkey continues it's persecution of Christians today. As with all Islamic states, Christian indigenous populations continue to disappear.
The Christian population of Turkey is evaporating rapidly. The nation, a NATO member
HOLODOMOR: THE INTENTIONAL STARVATION AND GENOCIDE OF AT LEAST 6 MILLION CHRISTIAN UKRAINIANS IN 1932-33
"It was a system which, in time of peace, artificially created a famine causing SIX MILLION PERSONS to die in the Ukraine between 1932 and 1933. They died on the very threshold of Europe. And Europe didn’t even notice it. The world didn’t even notice it. SIX MILLION PERSONS!”
Religious persecution in U.S. could escalate as high as it did under Nazi Germany
Former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pennsylvania, said this week that the growing threat towards American religious freedom by the government could lead to "Christian ...
Pensacola, Florida officials announce they will appeal U.S. District Court judge's Order to remove a giant Christian cross on city property. If they lose, the city will have to pay legal fees to the plaintiff's attorney's, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and the Appignani Humanist Legal Center.
In the United States, the foundation for this siege has rested on the fallacious charge that the Supreme Court will not allow this breach in the impenetrable Jeffersonian wall of separation of church and state. According to Gibson's book, The War on Christmas, the Supreme Court of the United States has never said that Christmas trees, carols or the salutary greeting Merry Christmas were unconstitutional.
London's Ramadan attacks on "Crusaders"
Britain is among the least religious nations in the world. A Win/Gallup Poll found only 30% of the UK population call themselves religious, which reflects other polls and surveys.
So it seems odd that the Islamic State sent out a call on instant messaging service Telegram early on Saturday morning on June
Coptic Faithful Face Genocide
Despite the sincere efforts of the new Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to end violence against Christians, Muslim persecution of Coptic Christian persecution remains high. Churches have been destroyed over the years, and Coptic women kidnapped by Muslim men are forced into marrying them. In 2016 Egypt passed a law restricting construction on Christian churches but not Mosques.
Timothy 'Tim" Richard Tebow, athlete, missionary and major philanthropist, is currently playing minor league baseball as a New York Mets farmhand. For the past 2 years Tebow has toured rural America in baseball's development leagues while struggling to make it to the major leagues at 29 years old.
THE BATTLE HAS JUST BEGUN
SCOTUS ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, legalized same sex marriage nationally. Yet, Christians must still fight against the inherent conflicts the new law raises with the practice of traditional Christian faith.
Constitutional law experts like Jay Sekulow...
John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, speaks to Daesh Genocide against religious minorities in occupied territory of Syria and Iraq, including Christians
My purpose in appearing before you today is to assert that, in my judgment, Daesh is responsible for genocide against groups in areas under its control, including Yezidis, Christians, and Shia Muslims. Daesh is responsible for genocide against groups in....
Large Global Terror Networks
Orchestrate "Lone Wolf" Jihadists
According to the Christian Science Monitor, "With the exception of the attacks on the World Trade Center, experts say the major terrorist attacks in the United States have been perpetrated by deranged individuals who were sympathetic to a larger cause – from Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh to the Washington area sniper John Allen Muhammad". Ali Muhammed Brown does not appear to be a Lone Wolf....
THE UN HAS BEEN UNRESPONSIVE TO PROSECUTING ISLAMIC STATE WAR CRIMES AGAINST CHRISTIANS AND OTHER RELIGIOUS SECTS
(The) United Nations Secretary-General... must recognize the ongoing mass murder, torture and rape of Christians, Yezidis, and other religious minorities at the hands of IS as a "genocide," former Congressman Frank R. Wolf said earlier in 2015.
"Genocidal intent can clearly be seen in....
"Drip-Drip" Genocide: Muslim Persecution of Christians, 2017
"They are burning us alive! They seek to exterminate Christians altogether! Where's the military?" -- Christian man fleeing Al-Arish, Egypt; video.
I. Stereotyping the targeted group - To stereotype means to repeat without variation, to take a quality or observation of a limited number and generalize it to describe the whole group. It involves a simplified and standardized conception or view of a group based on the observation of a limited sample. And thus as the 1960s ..
Select Portions of Remarks by Vice President Pence at the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians
The reality is, across the wider world, the Christian faith is under siege. Throughout the world, no people of faith today face greater hostility or hatred than the followers of Christ. In more than 100 countries spread to every corner of the globe –- from ....
The Healing Cross
Father Brian Jordan had been ministering to firefighters, iron workers and emergency service personnel since Sept. 11, and was shown the cross by Frank Silecchia, a construction worker, who discovered the T-beam cross on Sept 13 in the rubble of World Trade Center 6.
Father Jordan noticed people were comforted by the cross, so he successfully fought to have it made a permanent part ...
MEXICO AND CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION
The film 'For the Greater Glory' is an epic chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929). Mexican Catholics took arms against the Mexican government's attempt to oppress the faith.
Mexico continues it's persecution of Christian to this day...
Save the Ancient Coptic Orthodox Church of Saint Menas
The Coptic Orthodox Church of Saint Menas (Egyptian Arabic: كنيسة مارمينا kenīset Mar-Mīna ) is a Coptic Orthodox church near Coptic Cairo and is one of the oldest Coptic churches in Egypt, dating back to the Sixth Century A.D.