Lets make it clear from the first line that I will be referring to Islamic extremism and not to peaceful Muslims asserting their basic human right to have freedom of religion anywhere they may live.
I want to underline are facts instead, such as the ones reported in a column by Jeffrey Kuhner last month in The Washington Times:
“The Vatican estimates that from Egypt to Iran there are just 17 million Christians left.” Why? According to Kuhner, because "Over the past several years, Christians have endured bombings, murders, assassinations, torture, imprisonment and expulsions." In other words because "religious cleansing is taking place everywhere" in the Islamic world.Even in Iraq, under the watchful eyes of the allied troops, Kuhner estimates that “Nearly two-thirds of the 500,000 Christians in Baghdad have fled or been killed.” But this is happening as well in other «friendly» Muslim countries: "In Egypt, Coptic Christians routinely are murdered, persecuted and prevented from worshipping - especially during religious holy days such as Christmas and Easter. In the birthplace of Christ, Bethlehem, Christians have largely been forced out. In Nazareth, they are a tiny remnant. In Saudi Arabia, Muslim converts to Christianity are executed. Churches and synagogues are prohibited. In Turkey, Islamists have butchered priests and nuns. In Lebanon, Christians have dwindled to a marginalized minority, menaced by surging Shiite and Sunni populations." As a matter of fact, Hezbollah extremists recently toppled Lebanon’s government. Now, for all practical purposes, Hezbollah is in control of Lebanon. (Read "Protests in Lebanon over Hezbollah's coup" and "Hezbollah on the US Southern Border?"