For the sixteenth year in a row, North Korea is the worlds worst persecutor of Christians according to the annual World Watch List report distributed and compiled by Open Doors. Yet, American organizations such as CNN and the NYTimes are actively praising the sister of the most murderous regime leader on the planet.
In addition, according to Open Doors, there are several drivers of persecution throughout the world, number one being the spread of radical Islam. The world over there are over 215 million Christians living in persecution, and until 2017 according to another organization that studies Christian persecution, persecution.org, the United States was among the top 12 worst Christian Persecution Nations.
However, in 2017, the Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, an Evangelical Christian, announced that the United States would no longer rely on the United Nations to aid the afflicted Christians across the world, as the UN was failing Christians across the world.
“We will no longer rely on the United Nations alone to assist persecuted Christians and minorities in the wake of genocide and the atrocities of terrorist groups,”
“The United States will work hand in hand from this day forward with faith-based groups and private organizations to help those who are persecuted for their faith. This is the moment, now is the time, and America will support these people in their hour of need.” Pence further exclaimed.
“Our fellow Christians and all who are persecuted in the Middle East should not have to rely on multinational institutions when America can help them directly,” Pence assured. “And tonight, it is my privilege to announce that President Trump has ordered the State Department to stop funding ineffective relief efforts at the United Nations. And from this day forward, America will provide support directly to persecuted communities through [the United States Aid Agency.]” — Mike Pence in Defense of Christians
According to the report, eight of the top ten worst persecution countries, where you cannot be a Christian, are ruled by Islamic Regimes. The factors that derive the results for the report are based on the severity of persecution of Christians, calculated by analyzing the level of violent persecution plus the pressure experienced in five spheres of life; Church Life, National Life, Community Life, Family Life, and Private Life.
In addition to Islamic Oppression, the second worst driver of Christian persecution, according to the report, is the rise of Religious Nationalism. Several countries on the World Watch List utilize religious nationalism, mainly observed in Asian and Central Asian countries that are home to Hindu and Buddhist nationalism, to marginalize the Christian minorities.
Across the world, there are hundreds of millions of Christians living in actively oppressive conditions and being murdered for simply following Jesus Christ. The amount of persecution that Christians face the world over should be widely acknowledged by media outlets, however, a still and eerie silence about the matter continues to flow from mainstream outlets.
On the contrary, media outlets such as CNN and the NYTimes, are actually praising the sister of Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea’s communist regime, which is the world’s worst persecutor of Christians;
“If ‘diplomatic dance’ were an event at the Winter Olympics, Kim Jong Un’s younger sister would be favored to win gold. With a smile, a handshake and a warm message in South Korea’s presidential guest book, Kim Yo Jong has struck a chord with the public just one day into the PyeongChang Games.” – CNN
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — When the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, decided to send a large delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea this month, the world feared he might steal the show.
If that was indeed his intention, he could not have chosen a better emissary than the one he sent: his only sister, Kim Yo-jong, whom news outlets in the South instantly called “North Korea’s Ivanka,” likening her influence to that of Ivanka Trump on her father, President Trump.
Much as Ms. Trump has been when traveling with her father, Ms. Kim was closely followed by the news media during her three-day visit to Seoul and to Pyeongchang, which is hosting the Olympics. She flew back to North Korea on Sunday night.
Flashing a sphinx-like smile and without ever speaking in public, Ms. Kim managed to outflank Mr. Trump’s envoy to the Olympics, Vice President Mike Pence, in the game of diplomatic image-making. — NYTimes.
Globally Christian groups are being forced into silence and slaughtered for their Fatih, the World Watch List report examines the reality of what its like to be a Christian in other countries, and during the reporting period alone: 3,066 Christians were killed; 1,252 were abducted; 1,020 were raped or sexually harassed; and 793 churches were attacked.