The Effects Of Religious Persecution On The Middle Eastern Countries

1353 Words Oct 30th, 2015 6 Pages
“All religion seem to need to prove that it’s the only truth. And that’s where it turns demonic. Because that’s when you get religious wars and persecution and burning heretics at the stake,” John Shelby Spong, a retired American bishop of the Episcopal Church, stated about religious persecution circumnavigating the globe. In today’s world persecution is a natural reaction to any kind of foreign belief established in a country that is governed by the it’s original religious foundation. An example of this would involve, ISIS terrorizing smaller religious groups like the Yazidi people who practice a form of Islam, but then detoured from Islam’s original ways. Yazidi people are not the only ones; other various foreign religious groups like Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are experiencing harsh blows of religious persecution as well. The negative effect that these religions-foreign to the Middle East- are experiencing isn’t quite their fault. Because of the way that many Middle Eastern countries are ruled today, a collaboration of do 's and don’ts are created; thus requiring the the Islamic people to despise foreign beliefs.Through comparing and contrasting the different beliefs of three religions- Christianity, Judaism, and Islam-and deciphering why they receive such great quantities of persecution throughout history, it will become evident that the persecution of these three religions come from within the contrasting views of each of their beliefs.
Christianity is the…
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