China Ratchets Up Christian Persecution—U.S. Media Maintains Silence

From: WorldNetDaily

A Chinese man has been taken into custody and faces a possible sentence of death for charges alleging “subversion of the national government and endangering national security.” But several Christian organizations that monitor human rights activities in China say Alimujiang Yimiti could face the penalty simply because he is a Christian.

While much headline space has been devoted during recent days to China’s crackdown on residents of Tibet, such attacks are more-or-less everyday experiences for Christians in the communist nation….

“In the months now leading up to the Olympic Games, we actually see things getting worse,” said Todd Nettleton, a spokesman for Voice of the Martyrs. …

“Christians and others might stage protests, reveal information,” she said. “I think the manner of going about it is counterintuitive, but they are trying to save face by imprisoning more and more. …

In the past two years, we found more than 3,000 underground pastors were arrested, detained, some sentenced,” he said. Those sentences were up to and including the death sentence. …

“Their fingers bleed, but they press on, for if they don’t make the day’s quota – 5,000 bulbs – they are beaten. The Christmas lights that decorate the trees of Christian believers around the world are often made by inmates like these. Their crime? Preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. House church pastors are sent to work camps after their arrest, and in some respects, these are the lucky ones, for they survived the standard interrogations that greet most Christian leaders after they are detained; several are killed or ‘disappear,’ never to be seen or heard from again. …,” the report said.

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