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Pew Study: Christians Are The World’s Most Oppressed Religious Group

by Barbara Boland, CNS News:

Restrictions, harassment, and intimidation towards people who practice their religion increased in every major region of the world in 2012 except the Americas, with Christians the major target, says a new report by the Pew Research Center.

“Muslims and Jews experienced six-year highs in the number of countries in which they were harassed by national, provincial or local governments,” the study found, but Christians continue to be the world’s most oppressed religious group, with persecution against them reported in 110 countries.

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,” followed by Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Maldives, Pakistan, Iran and Yemen.

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2 comments to Pew Study: Christians Are The World’s Most Oppressed Religious Group

  • rich

    Wisse’s World: Where Feminists are Neo-Marxists and Inequality Critics are anti-Semites

    I chose not to respond to Thomas Perkins’ original letter to the Wall Street Journal claiming that the opponents of income inequality are “progressives” on the road to holding Kristallnacht on Wall Street. He was too obvious a troll and the general rule is not to feed trolls.

    The WSJ has decided, however, to make this claim its meme. It is not clear to me why efforts to reduce our record levels of income inequality would be limited to “progressives.” Surveys show that proposals such as providing jobs to everyone willing and able to work and providing a livable minimum wage have majority support among Republicans. The WSJ, of course, is appalled that the “Occupy Wall Street” movement (a) generated a huge upsurge in the recognition of how severe inequality has become and (b) led the Democrats (finally) to pushing proposals such as the minimum wage that are favored by strong majorities of Americans. They have three responses. They repeat the economic claim that minimum wages can only damage lower-income workers. The economic literature is increasingly dubious of that claim, and it does not convince many Americans. The second response is that it is a Marxist interference with free markets. That convinces a tiny percentage of Americans, and they were already convinced by the neo-classical economic dogma.

    The third response is facially crazy, so it is a powerful diagnostic of how badly the WSJ thinks things are going that it has decided to highlight the claim that being appalled by the record, and still rising, income and wealth inequality and supporting a higher minimum wage and job guarantee programs makes one “anti-Semitic.”

    Enter Dr. Ruth Wisse, Stage Ultra-Right

    • jonathan

      Many of the Jewish people alive today are anti-semites. Just look at how white europeans whom believe in the Jewish Faith turn around and treat the semites of Palestine, Syria, Iraq and Iran.

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