ISIS and other extremist groups could push CHRISTIANITY to EXTINCTION in East warns expert
A CHRISTIAN persecution expert has warned that ISIS and similar extremist groups could force Christianity to go “extinct” in the very Middle Eastern countries where Jesus’ early teachings began

By GERRARD KAONGA
PUBLISHED: Fri, Feb 15, 2019
https://www.express.co.uk

Senior Policy Officer of the Christian Persecution charity Open Doors, Matthew Rees, revealed that Christians are heavily persecuted in eastern countries like Iraq and Syria by extremists like ISIS. As Christians in this part of the world are often in a minority they are often targeted by terrorist and extremist groups as Christianity is perceived as a western religion, despite originating in the eastern of the world. In an interview with Express.co.uk, Dr Matthew Rees explained the hardships and violent persecution that Christians face because of their faith and reiterated that persecution of Christians in some eastern nations was increasing and unlucky to fall any time soon

Dr Rees said: “Christians around the world are not necessarily the same, they aren’t exactly the same as Christians in the UK

They are not rich and they are not privileged and they are not from backgrounds whereby they get the same kind of lifestyle as Christians in this country

Unfortunately, around the world, Christians are very vulnerable actually and often part of quite vulnerable communities particularly where they are a minority community

Christianity comes from the Middle East

 Dr Matthew Rees has insisted that extremists like ISIS could force Christinaity to become extinct ,Image: Getty

But if you go to Iraq or Syria today those Christian minority communities are extremely vulnerable

If there was another rise of a group like ISIS, an extremist group, next time we could be talking about the extinction of Christianity because people are very vulnerable

So unfortunately in the places where Christianity started some of these numbers are going down because of systematic long-term persecution, not just because of ISIS

For a long time now the Christian minority has been under pressure and has been pushed to the margin and so it is really important that our government but also societal in general get to grips with the fact that these people are very vulnerable

They are by no means privileged and they are in fact often the lowest of the low

Particularly a lot of Christians in places like India are the lowest caste in the caste system and these people are often the lowest of the low and are in need of our support

The Open Doors charity release an annual list of countries where persecution of Christians is most prevalent

The top five countries for Christian Persecution according to the charity was North Korea, Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya, and Pakistan, countries which ISIS and its affiliated groups are known to operate in

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