Christianity Now the Most Persecuted Faith in the World

Commentator Evelyn Gordon writes in Commentary Magazine that in recent months, a new consensus has emerged: For the first time in millennia Judaism has lost its title as the world’s most persecuted religion. Today, that dubious honor goes to Christianity.

Rupert Shortt, writing for the Civitas Institute said, “Christians are targeted more than any other body of believers.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel publicly deemed Christianity “the most persecuted religion in the world” in November.

In short, as one commentator put it last week, Christians have become the new Jews.

Gordon says there are two reasons why Christianity has displaced Judaism as the world’s most persecuted religion. One is radical Islam. The other is that today, Jews face less persecution than ever before in history.