Christians have been persecuted since the Roman Emperor Nero fed them to the lions in the Coliseum. Continuing the tradition, Emperor Diocletian wrapped early Christian martyrs in oily rags and set them alight so he could enjoy his roses at night.
Persecution of Christians is back with a vengeance as the radical terrorists of al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood - supported by Terrorist-in-Chief Barack Hussein Obama - tear across the Middle East burning churches by the score, and religiously cleansing entire towns and villages.
In Syria, the entire Christian village of Maaloula has been cleansed of "infidels" with the brutality one might expect of religious fanatics whose "holy" book tells them to kill Christians and Jews wherever they might be found.
According to news stories and independent video coming out of Syria, Catholic priests have been beheaded, nuns have been raped, and little girls have been tortured and have had their limbs cut off; other children have been forced to watch as their parents are beheaded because they refused to renounce their Faith in Jesus Christ, choosing instead to be martyred.
While the guillotines have not yet been brought out in the United States, Christians and Christianity are under unmistakable attack in the United States as well. Here is a brief (and I do mean BRIEF) list of such recent attacks: