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Published: Friday, Sept. 2 2011 2:38 p.m. MDT

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TJ
Eagle Mountain, UT

Very disturbing. Where is this happening? What governments are allowing this to happen?

Freedom-In-Danger
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

To justify killing someone only because of their beliefs would mean that others are equally justified in killing you. The whole world would fall apart under such a doctrine. J.S. warned of this false doctrine in the King Follett Discourse.

UtahVoter
Spanish Fork, UT

There's some major context missing from this news story. Perhaps it was missing also from the original presentation being quoted. How were these numbers determined and how does that compare with those being killed simply because they are Muslims or Jews or some other faith in today's world? It seems *particularly* un-Christian to not consider the context of how this compares to the rest of God's children . . .

Californian#1@94131
San Francisco, CA

* "What governments are allowing this to happen?" *

Has it occurred to you that some governments might not mind very much that this is happening?

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Voter is right. Not a lot of context here. It helps fan the fires of victimhood, though.

Maudine
SLC, UT

obviously anyone being killed or harmed for the perceived differences should be condemned. Having said that I have to agree with the above posters the lack of access to the original research and the lack of context in this article and the two links is rather disappointing leaving one to wonder what the intent of the writers really is.

spring street
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

I find it very interesting that when looking at martyrs, they don't look at those who were killed because of their religious beliefs during a war.

Of course, it is much easier to play the victim if you pick and choose what information you want to look at and publish.

John K
Carmichael, CA

I'm glad to see this kind of information getting media attention. Even here, though, the numbers are quite low. Bill Warner of the Center for the Study of Political Islam puts the number of Christian deaths to Islamic jihad over 1400 years as follows:

Christians 60 million
Hindus 80 million
Buddhists 10 million
Africans 120 million

Total 270 million

chrisalmond
Olympia, WA

It would be interesting to know how many of these Christians were killed by Christians of a different sect? Or how do these numbers compare to non-Christians killed by Christians? Also, since many Christians teach that their God will soon be returning to earth and in his wake killing everyone who isn't of their faith, these numbers are just a drop in the bucket compared to the slaughter that awaits people like myself if the moment so many Christian's pray for ever ends up happening.

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