Christians are currently the primary victims of extremism around the world. This briefing highlights the global harassment, intimidation and violence Christians face at the hands of extremists, both religious and non-religious.
It demonstrates why so many Christians are fleeing the land of their birth. It shows how core freedoms – of speech, religion and the freedom to raise a family – are denied to Christians in numerous countries around the world, including some in receipt of UK aid. It also shows that a level of anti-Christian extremism is already present in the UK.
Government counter-extremism policy needs to recognise that Christians are the victims and not the perpetrators of extremism.