The next year could bring record levels of religious persecution around the world, say international experts – especially for Christians.
“I think in 2014, unless there’s a drastic change in the current trend, we’re going to continue to see things get worse,” said Isaac Six, advocacy officer for International Christian Concern, a Washington D.C.-based, non-denominational watchdog group that monitors the human rights of Christians.
Six says the spread of radical Islam increases religious persecution.
“We have absolutely seen a rise (in persecution), especially over the last decade, in countries where radical Islam is growing,” he said. “There is a direct connection – almost (a) proportional connection – to the persecution of religious minorities, (which) of course includes Christians. It also includes other Muslim minorities and other faiths.”
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