By Turin-based Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR).. 2016 was the most brutal year to be a Christian in modern history. In the last twelve months, some 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith around the world, according to a new study from the Turin-based Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR). The director of CESNUR and leader of the study, Dr. Massimo Introvigne, told Breitbart News that Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world, and the numbers of those affected are staggering. Even more shocking is what the report finds as the source of the majority of the persecution: Islamic extremism.
In the 20th century, the greatest persecution of Christians was from the atheist believing Communist regime like China, Cuba, North Korea, and Vietnam. However, as the failed states of atheism and Communism have experienced a serious decline around the world, Islamic extremism has taken it’s place. Read the full story.