Well, I thought that Islam was a peaceful and tolerant religion? Guess not, unless your a Muslim otherwise your in danger.

As many Christians in the U.S. sit down to a warm Christmas meal, a study is claiming their counterparts in the Middle East may be on the verge of going extinct. The controversial report, conducted by right-leaning think tank Civitas, says between one-half and two-thirds of Christians in the Middle East have left the region or been killed in the past century. “There is now a serious risk that Christianity will disappear from its biblical heartlands,” it says. The study adds that Christians face greater hostility worldwide than any other religious group, noting the biggest threat to be “militant Islam.”

The report surveys in detail the extent of Christian persecution in seven countries – Egypt, Iraq, Pakistan, Nigeria, Burma, China and India. And it cites findings from the Freedom House think-tank report to highlight the way that Muslim-majority countries are the most hostile to Christians.

They impose the greatest curbs on religious freedoms and make up 12 of the 20 countries judged to be “unfree” on the grounds of religious tolerance. Of the seven states receiving the lowest possible score, four are Muslim.

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