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Christian Persecution in Syria Is Getting Worse

As the civil war in Syria continues, having left hundreds of thousands dead and more than 2 million displaced, attacks targeting Christians have become increasingly common. It’s estimated that out of the 2 million Christians once living in the country, 45,000 have been forced to flee. This week, a Christian member of the Syrian parliament told the Haaretz news outlet, “The radical organizations are now attacking [Christian] children to get their parents to leave the country. In the last few days, five Christian schools have been attacked where children have been killed.” In one mass strike on a Christian community, 45 believers were murdered and tortured to death. Among them were women and children. In light of recent attacks, kidnappings and threats, many Christians are now fleeing to Turkey to escape violence at the hands of Islamic extremists …

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