Deaths of Christian ‘Martyrs’ Doubled in 2013

More Christians killed in Syria in 2013 than worldwide the year before

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Reports of Christians dying for their faith almost doubled between 2012 and 2013, with more Christians martyred in Syria last year than the worldwide total for 2012.

Open Doors, a non-denominational group that supports persecuted Christians, said Wednesday that 2,123 Christians were killed because of their faith in 2013, up from 1,201 last year, and that 1,213 martyrs were recorded in Syria alone, Reuters reports. 

The organization named North Korea as the most dangerous country for Christians for the 12th year in a row, followed by Somalia, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. The U.S.-based group also said that radical Islamists were the main source of persecution in many of the countries on the list, and that hostility towards Christians was increasing in Africa.

[Reuters]

3 comments
lamschuchart
lamschuchart

its more like 800,000 Dead Christian Martyrs now

thesauros
thesauros

You know what the difference is between a Christian martyr and a Muslim martyr?

. In Islam, you become a martyr if you die while trying to kill someone else because of their beliefs

. In Christianity, you become a martyr if you are killed because of your beliefs - As the report points out, this being killed for being a follower of Jesus is most likely to happen at the hands of a Muslim.

CrossWinds
CrossWinds

Find the most evil people in the world, and then find out what group they hate the most, and you will find the True God.........


Matthew 24:9

“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.


.Revelation 12:17........17 And the dragon (Satan) was angry at the woman (Israel) and declared war against the rest of her children—all who keep God’s commandments and maintain their testimony for Jesus.