Don’t Forget about Religious Persecution

An Assyrian woman attends Mass inside the Ibrahim al-Khalil church in Jaramana, eastern Damascus, Syria, in 2015. (Omar Sanadiki/Reuters)
Our nation has from its founding established a home for the afflicted. We should consistently apply the principle of religious toleration.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A s America contends with the seemingly never-ending problems that 2020 presents, some news topics go to the forefront while others are put on the back burner. One overlooked issue is the persecution of Christians and Jews by radical Islamists — the mainstream media seem hesitant to give much attention to this unfortunate phenomenon. Indeed, though the modern world seems to be enjoying great advancements with regard to religious tolerance, some regions of the world are more religiously equal than others.

The oppression of Christians and Jews, especially in the Middle East, is nothing new. Over the past century, Christians, once a


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