In what may be one of the most Orwellian schemes ever concocted by the dictatorship, all 1.3 billion victims of Communist China's mass-murdering regime will soon be given a “score” apparently measuring, among other attributes, their level of loyalty to the nation's brutal overlords. The score will also showcase how “good” each “citizen” is so everyone can be punished or rewarded accordingly.
As Christmas approaches, Christians in China are still suffering persecution and harassment, as they have since 1949, when the communists gained control of all of China.
According to Open Doors, a ministry supporting persecuted Christians, Somalia has the worst record in the world in how they treat Christian citizens, second only to North Korea.
The nation of Brunei is again banning the celebration of Christmas, as its sultan has reissued an edict first put into effect last year that prohibits any public display of Christmas decorations and even the wearing of Santa hats.
When al-Shabaab Islamic militants attacked a bus in Mandera County, northeastern Kenya on December 21, Muslim passengers on the bus refused to identify Christians to the gunmen, and some even lent their Muslim religious garb to Christians to help protect their identities from the terrorists.