The Feb 13 issue of Newsweek had an interesting article about the persecution of Christians in the world. The reporter’s thesis is that via political pressure, Islamist states are basically bullying news agencies and humanitarian organizations into ignoring the persecution and virtual genocide of Christians. For fear of being labeled anti-Islamist or even worse, being attacked, the world has largely ignored the plight of Christians in many Islamist states throughout the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa. I personally resonate with this topic on several fronts, and it’s finally given me an occasion to reflect on the incredible people I’ve met over the last few weeks.  Continue reading