Report Decries ‘Surge of Islamist Hyper-Extremism’

Fighters from the Iraqi Imam Ali Brigade, take part in a training exercise in Iraq's central city of Najaf on March 7, 2015, ahead of joining the military operation in the city of Tikrit. Some 30,000 Iraqi security forces members and allied fighters launched an operation to retake Tikrit at the beginning of March, the largest of its kind since Islamic State (IS) group forces overran swathes of territory last June. AFP PHOTO / HAIDAR HAMDANI (Photo credit should read HAIDAR HAMDANI/AFP/Getty Images)

A chilling new report on the state of religious freedom throughout the world has denounced the rise of “Islamist hyper-extremism in the Middle East,” while offering a bleak assessment of the state of religious freedom across the globe.

In its 2016 report titled “Religious Freedom in the World,” the Christian foundation Aid to the Church in Need states that the period under review has seen “the emergence of new phenomenon of religiously motivated violence which can be described as Islamist hyper extremism, a process of heightened radicalisation, unprecedented in its violent expression.”

This Islamist hyper-extremism, the report notes, is characterized by an extremist creed and a radical system of law, systematic attempts to annihilate or expel all groups that do not conform to their outlook, cruel treatment of victims, effective use of the latest social media, and well-resourced support networks.

This new phenomenon has had a “toxic impact” on religious liberty around the world, the report adds, with violent Islamist attacks taking place in one in five countries around the world – from Sweden to Australia and including 17 African nations, since mid-2014.


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Source: http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/11/15/report-decries-surge-islamist-hyper-extremism/