Imagine if you publicly wore a cross to represent your faith and the second another individual saw it, you were beaten, the neckless ripped from your neck and stomped on; this is what took place, not in an ISIS-held region of the world but rather in Sydney, Australia.

Christians in Sydney are now being advised to hide their crosses because of a recent incident that took place in southwest Sydney. According to the Telegraph, a News Corp outlet unrelated to the Telegraph Media Group newspaper of the same name, a couple was attacked in the “Muslim enclaves,” while riding a train.

According to Breitbart:

Mike, who asked for his surname to be withheld for fear he might be targeted, said that four men of Middle Eastern appearance ripped his cross from his neck, stomped on it, and rained kicks and punches on his face, back, and shoulders. Two women attacked his girlfriend when she tried to protect him.

Five uniformed transport officers watched the attack take place but failed to intervene, Mike claimed, leaving the police to meet the train at a later station.

“I was born in Australia of Greek heritage,” Mike told the Telegraph. “I’ve always worn my cross. For [them] to rip it off and step on it has to be a religious crime … It’s not on to feel unsafe in your own country.”

Mike went to Greek community leader and former Sutherland Shire Council deputy mayor Reverend George Capsis, who believes Christians in Sydney face growing persecution at the hands of Muslim gangs, about the attack.

“This is not an isolated incident,” said Rev Capsis, who explained that Mike was the fourth Christian to have come to him about a religiously-motivated attack in just the last six months.

“There are gangs of these young fellows of Muslim background who have been harassing people they identify as Christian … You don’t hear about it because no one’s reporting it.”

Like Mike, the three previous victims who went to Rev Capsis said they were assaulted around public transport in the south-west of the city.

“It’s like their territory,” he said. “They don’t want Christians or other types of infidels there.”

Right now, the incident that took place in Sydney could happen in any part of the world because of the derogatory mainstream narrative towards Christians.

In total, 215 million Christians worldwide live in countries where they are subject to hostilities ranging from social discrimination and harassment to physical violence, imprisonment, and even death. Christians are now killed in more countries than ever before and are persecuted in more countries than any other religious group.


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Works Cited

JACK MONTGOMERY. “Australian Wearing Cross Beaten By Muslim Gang Shouting ‘F*** Jesus!’.” Breitbart. . (2017): . .

Vernon Brewer. “The growing persecution of Christians.” The Washington Times. . (2017): . .