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Member of House of Lords speaks out against persecution of Christians

Catholic World News - March 17, 2014

David Alton, a member of the House of Lords, spoke at length against the persecution of Christians during a recent address.

“Barely a day passes without reports of some new atrocity being committed against Christians,” said Lord Alton. “The West, including some Christian leaders, seem to be in a state of complete denial about the existence of religiously motivated persecution in countries like Nigeria or Syria, Pakistan, Indonesia, Sudan, Iran, Egypt, China and North Korea.”

“Unless we lay bare the ideology which lies behind radical Islamist thinking-– and which too often reduces God to the status of a faction leader or tribal chief-– and challenge the conspiracy of silence which surrounds the question of religious persecution, at the hands of radical Islamists and atheists alike-– we will sleep-walk into a tragedy which has implications well beyond the ancient biblical lands or East Asia,” he continued.

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