Africa's God Wars
Christians Persecution Deaths Doubled Last Year
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  • rheddles

    The attention will change nothing except the ratings for FNC and CNN unless we want to pick sides. This is simply inevitable for quite a while.

  • Jim__L

    The civilized world needs to make it a priority to turn Islam’s directive to kill converts to other religions into a dead letter. Use whatever means you like — diplomacy, economics, even force (in extreme cases.) Make the change happen, no matter how much squawking the Saudis do.

    Once that particular problem gets resolved, we’re on our way to a brighter future.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    The Christians in these vulnerable countries need to be able to defend themselves. I believe small concealable and cheap revolvers, and shot guns are the best way charitably help these at risk Christians.

    • free_agent

      Dunno… I suspect the killings are done with AK-47s, and many are done in ambushes.

      There was a day in Italy when every gentleman carried a sword and knew how to use it. The homicide rate wasn’t low then.

  • free_agent

    It would be helpful if you had quoted the actual numbers. From the reference:

    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.

    You write, “A recent UN report puts the Central African Republic in an especially
    troubling light. According to NBC News, UN officials are now calling the
    situation “Darfur, plus anarchy.””

    It’s intriguing to see how much central Africa resembles medieval Europe — a place where the state system was not installed, and consequently had endless wars between hundreds of leaders. Unfortunately, I don’t see any rich country willing to spend the effort to pacify the area.

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