This is the kind of story you expect to hear from Middle Eastern and North African nations, where Islam dominates and minority religious communities grow smaller every day. However, stories of Muslim persecution of Christians is becoming commonplace in the West now too. In nations like the United Kingdom, Sweden, France, Germany, and Australia it seems that the local news is reporting on a new spate of Muslim crimes against Christians (and others in the non-Muslim community) almost every day.
In fact, one local Greek Orthodox leader in Sydney, Australia says his parishioners have informed him of at least 4 such attacks in their small community over the last 6 months!
The latest attack on Christians in Sydney came in full view of a train full of bystanders. Miranda Devine of Sydney’s Daily Telegraph reports that this past Tuesday a 30-year old Greek Orthodox Australian by the name of Mike was on one of the city’s trains with his girlfriend when he was attacked by a gang of Muslim men.
He says he was minding his own business talking on his mobile phone, when four young men of Middle Eastern appearance allegedly violently ripped the crucifix off his neck, and stomped on it while swearing “F*** Jesus” and referring to “Allah”.