Persecution is here and it is no longer theoretical, or something 'coming'. Sure, we have grown accustomed to seeing persecution around the world, particularly in areas dominated by any form of radical Islam such as northern Africa and the Middle East - yet somehow we mostly turn our heads and occasionally consider the prophetic implications, but this issue doesn't receive nearly enough attention.
But now, we are beginning to see persecution become part of government policy, albeit somewhat covert for now. But as more and more data come in, as pertaining to this immigration situation, the persecution is becoming not only more overt, but systematic.
At this point it is unclear exactly how this is being done logistically, but it is very clear that not allowing Christians into the country - from those areas where persecution is the most extreme - has become the norm and it is certainly not an accident. It is planned and systematic. And it is here now.
Meanwhile, we will collectively turn our heads at this and hope it doesn't get worse. Or we will hope that the next wave of persecution won't affect us directly. But the fact remains - it is here and it is here now and it is becoming very hard to ignore any longer.
This is just the beginning.
The dismal numbers
Brutal crackdown worldwide largely ignored