Skip to comments.Christian 'Martyr' Deaths Double in 2013, North Korea Most Dangerous Nation
Posted on 01/08/2014 7:33:10 PM PST by daniel1212
Reported cases of Christians killed for their faith around the world doubled in 2013 from the year before, with Syria accounting for more than the whole global total in 2012, according to an annual survey.
Open Doors, a non-denominational group supporting persecuted Christians worldwide, said on Wednesday it had documented 2,123 "martyr" killings, compared with 1,201 in 2012. There were 1,213 such deaths in Syria alone last year, it said.
"This is a very minimal count based on what has been reported in the media and we can confirm," said Frans Veerman, head of research for Open Doors. Estimates by other Christian groups put the annual figure as high as 8,000.
The Open Doors report placed North Korea at the top of its list of 50 most dangerous countries for Christians, a position it has held since the annual survey began 12 years ago. Somalia, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan were the next four in line.
"Islamist extremism is the worst persecutor of the worldwide church," it said.
Christianity is the largest and most widely spread faith in the world, with 2.2 billion followers, or 32 percent of the world population, according to a survey by the U.S.-based Pew Forum on religion and Public Life.
It faces restrictions and hostility in 111 countries, ahead of the 90 countries limiting or harassing the second-largest faith, Islam, another Pew survey has reported.
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What happened the last time Rodman went to Korea? Didn’t they shoot off a missile or something?
Open Doors, a non-denominational group supporting persecuted Christians worldwide, said on Wednesday it had documented 2,123 "martyr" killings, compared with 1,201 in 2012.
From President You Didn't Build That's perspective, that's quite an impressive improvement.
That looks like the great whore of Babylon.
Seriously, for the people who are not in Christ Jesus, it is an especially
bad time and getting worse.
No, they shot off missles together.