UK Minister: Violence Threatens Christianity With Extinction in Areas
Big Peace
14 Nov 2013

(AFP) Christians are being driven out of some of the religion’s historic heartlands through discrimination and violence, a British government minister warned on Friday.

Sayeeda Warsi, the first Muslim woman to hold cabinet office in Britain, said religious persecution of all faiths “has become a global crisis.”

In an canadian phamacy article for the Daily Telegraph newspaper, she noted recent attacks on churches and their congregations in Pakistan and Egypt.

“Christian populations are plummeting and the religion is being driven out of some of its historic heartlands,” wrote Warsi, whose family is originally from Pakistan.

“There is even talk of Christianity becoming extinct in places where it has existed for generations—where the faith was born.”…


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