(Natural News) Hate crimes targeting Christians are increasingly becoming normal in Canada. There have been at least 45 attacks on Christian congregations in the country since June, including 17 cases in which churches were completely burned down.
It’s a reality most Canadians only thought possible in Middle Eastern countries where terrorist groups bombarded and razed dozens of Christian heritage sites in the name of Islam.
The fires and vandalism span six provinces and the Northwest Territories, some of which have been in the heartland of First Nations’ territory. Christians are being forced to defend themselves or hire private security just to protect their places of worship.
The anti-Christian assault in Canada began soon after the unveiling of a residential school burial site in Kamloops, British Columbia which was then followed by more unmarked grave discoveries at a former residential school site in Saskatchewan. (Related: Another church vandalized as mainstream media ignores growing anti-Christian attacks.)
Cities in the provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick canceled celebrations for Canada Day on 1 July in protest. Statues of figures involved with residential schools, including Canada’s first Prime Minister John Macdonald, have been vandalized or removed throughout the country.