This series was developed in order to collate some””by no means all””of the foulest instances of Muslim persecution of Christians that surface each month. It serves two purposes:
1) Intrinsically, to document that which the mainstream media does not: habitual, if not chronic, Muslim persecution of Christians.
2) Instrumentally, to show that such persecution is not “random,” but systematic and interrelated””that it is ultimately rooted in a Sharia inspired worldview.
As will become evident, whatever the anecdote of persecution, it typically fits under a specific theme, including hatred for churches and other Christian symbols; sexual abuse of Christian women; forced conversions to Islam; apostasy and blasphemy laws; theft and plunder in lieu of jizya; overall expectations for Christians to behave like cowed dhimmis (second-class citizens); and simple violence. Oftentimes it is a combination of the aforementioned.
Because these accounts of persecution span different ethnicities, languages, and locales””from Morocco in the west, to India in the east, and even throughout the West, wherever there are Muslims””it is clear that one thing alone binds them: Islam””whether the strict application of Sharia, or the supremacist culture borne of it.
Categorized by theme, August’s batch of Muslim persecution of Christians includes (but is not limited to) the following anecdotes, listed according to theme and in alphabetical order by country, not necessarily severity of atrocity: