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MALCOLM: This season, don't forget about persecuted Christians

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Christmas is a time of joy and celebration — that is, if you live in North America.

As we celebrate the season of lights with friends and family, enjoying an array of traditions both religious and secular, Canadians should pause and think about those around the world who would like to celebrate Christmas, but cannot.

Christians remain the most persecuted religious group on the planet, and heart-breaking stories of violence and hostility occur on a regular basis, across the Middle East but also in places, such as Pakistan, China and even Europe.

In the Middle East, the birthplace of Christ and the biblical homeland for Christians, Islamist warlords, jihadist extremists and majority Muslim populations have engaged in violence, intimidation, ethnic cleansing and genocide for decades.

They’ve all but wiped out the region’s diverse Christian populations.

As a result, Christians from Egypt to........

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