Why was it so hard being and living as a Christian in the world? At least in the United States, there were no laws that established what religion was accepted. If some factions in the Muslim Brotherhood had their way, things would change. Not only would they have the nations under Islamic rule united, their radical ideas would spread to the western world becoming dominant.
- North Korea
- Saudi Arabia
According to Raymond Ibrahim, author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians, roughly 82% of 50 worst countries to live in as a Christian were those where Islam was prevalent. Four of the countries listed above were those that the United States liberated. The biggest problem with liberating countries like: Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria was that once an autocrat was removed, the persecution of Christians became worse. Those that weren’t killed, fled.
One thing that heightened hatred of Christians among the Islamic countries was that they thought of themselves as superior to non-Islamic nations. This went back to its foundation in the seventh century. In the case of countries like North Korea, it was more of a regime aspect of communism. Sometimes hatred of Christians came from religious militants bent on pushing their own agenda.
Here’s what the Bible said:
John 15:21 (NIV)
21 They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me.
Isaiah 51:7 (NIV)
7 “Hear me, you who know what is right,
you people who have taken my instruction to heart:
Do not fear the reproach of mere mortals
or be terrified by their insults.
The situation with the Muslim Brotherhood has had those in the Christian world concerned. The were removed from power in Egypt yet president Barack Obama has had them at the White House. The U.S media has had them misrepresented as a throwback from the Asian culture that had an axe to grind in the 1960‘s. The truth was that some of these radicals wore two faces. Not only did the Brotherhood want to unite all current Muslim countries by having a United States of Islam by re-establishing the Caliphate, they intended to bring the entire world under Muslim rule, including the United States. This bothered me because they waned to bring down the U.S. by infiltrating it at its highest level and take over.
The United States did not appear strong in the Middle East concerning foreign policy because Barack Obama mismanaged the problems in Bengazi and Syria. Nothing was done when the imaginary red line was continuously stepped over by those wanting to challenge the president, By taking no action, Pat Robertson commented that this made America look like a beached whale dying in the sand.