Friday, November 15, 2013

Baroness Warsi: The War Against Christianity Is "The Gravest Challenge Facing the World"

Baroness Warsi, the Minister for Faith in the British Cabinet, will be speaking today in the U.S. at Georgetown University in Washington. Her primary topic? The persecution of Christianity around the world.

The Baroness will argue that violence against Christian worshippers and other religious minorities by fanatics has become a “global crisis” and is the gravest challenge facing the world this century.

“A mass exodus is taking place, on a Biblical scale. In some places, there is a real danger that Christianity will become extinct,” says the Baroness.  “There are parts of the world today where to be a Christian is to put your life in danger. From continent to continent, Christians are facing discrimination, ostracism, torture, even murder, simply for the faith they follow."

"Christian populations are plummeting and the religion is being driven out of some of its historic heartlands. In Iraq, the Christian community has fallen from 1.2 million in 1990 to 200,000 today. In Syria, the horrific bloodshed has masked the hemorrhaging of its Christian population.”

Here's more from Matthew Holehouse at the Telegraph.