A Faith Under Attack
On October 29, 2005, three Indonesian schoolgirls were beheaded as they walked to school — targeted because they were Christian. Like them, many Christians around the world suffer violence or discrimination for their faith. In fact, more Christians than people of any other faith group now live under threat. Why is this religious persecution so widely ignored? In this monumental work, Christianophobia, Rupert Shortt investigates the shocking treatment of Christians on several continents and exposes the extent of official collusion.
Christian believers generally don’t become radicalized but tend to resist nonviolently and keep a low profile, which has enabled politicians and the media to play down a problem of huge dimensions. The book is replete with relevant historical background to place events within their appropriate political and social context. Not merely in Islamic lands or those nations of the former Communist bloc, but recent events in Mexico, India, Colombia, and numerous other nations are included.
This book will be essential reading for anyone interested in people’s right to religious freedom, no matter where, or among whom, they live.
“A very well balanced and timely analysis of a phenomenon which some people in the West might not even recognize as a reality: namely, the systematic attack being mounted on Christianity throughout the world from a wide variety of assailants. Shortt is a sane, observant reporter, and the story he tells is a very troubling one.”
— A.N. Wilson
“Rupert Shortt tells a story as harrowing as it is unforgettable. Christianophobia covers it all. I read the book in one sitting, gripped by every page.”
— William Doino Jr., First Things
“Shortt points out some very uncomfortable truths in this powerful analysis of the persecution of Christians. He has done a remarkable job in compiling this book when so little attention has been given in the mainstream media to the plight of Christians.”
— Catherine Pepinster, The Independent
- Vietnam and North Korea
- The Holy Land
- Six Countries at a Glance