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Despite Evidence, ABC News Analyst Claims Muslim Persecution ‘Bigger Problem’ Than Christian Persecution

Despite the fact that Christians are the most persecuted religion in the world, ABC News’ chief political analyst Matthew Dowd wants the media to focus instead on the “bigger problem” of Muslim persecution.

“Maybe you can talk about the bigger problem which is persecution of Muslims in America and around the globe. Bigger issue,” Dowd tweeted at Fox News’ Shannon Bream in response to a segment on growing persecution of Christians around the world. (RELATED: ABC News Analyst Claims Trump Undermines The Constitution By Not Calling On Mainstream Press)

Dowd defended his claim by saying that “Muslims are threatened every day in America, by right wing Christian extremists.”

Islamic State militants lead what are said to be Ethiopian Christians along a beach in Wilayat Barqa, in this still image from an undated video made available on a social media website

Islamic State militants lead what are said to be Ethiopian Christians along a beach in Wilayat Barqa, in this still image from an undated video made available on a social media website on April 19, 2015. REUTERS/Social Media Website

A recent study found that 90,000 Christians died for their faith in 2016, making them the most persecuted religion in the world. Almost a third of those Christian martyrs were killed by Islamic extremists.

The study, carried out by the Center for Studies on New Religions, also found that up to 600 million Christians around the world were prevented from practicing their faith last year.

In the US, Jews are by far the biggest target of anti-religious hate crimes, FBI data shows.

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