Islamic Extremism Fuels Increasing Terrorism

I didn’t get a chance to share this article last week since I was busy with my family for the holiday. I wrote about a new report about global terrorism for WORLD.

Four extreme Islamist groups were responsible for two-thirds of deaths in claimed terrorist attacks in 2013. Those groups were the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), Boko Haram, the Taliban, and al Qaeda, according to a new report.

At least two of them, ISIS and Boko Haram, have sometimes targeted Christians with violence. In Iraq in March, ISIS gave Raqqa’s Christians three choices: Convert, pay a protection tax, or face the sword. In Nigeria, Boko Haram has abducted and brutalized women and children, many of them Christian.

Continue reading at WORLDmag.com

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