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Why Are Christians Persecuted? – A Personal Viewpoint

However, what is significant is that you are more likely to be persecuted if you are poor and politically weak. Since most Christians in South Asia are such, they become a ‘soft target’ for criminal or terrorist gangs who use religion as a cloak for their violence. How often today have you heard of the persecution of the Parsis, or the Jains?

In this, Karen Armstrong (Fields of Blood) is surely right: it is politics that uses religion as a cloak for its vicious purposes, and not the other way around.

Source: UCANews

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