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Synonyms for persecution
ˌpɜr sɪˈkyu ʃənper·se·cu·tion

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  1. persecutionnoun

    the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)

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  1. persecutionnoun

    Synonyms:
    oppression, molestation, importunity

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  1. Ryan Mauro:

    You won't see a significant backlash to ISIS' crimes because there is no gay rights movement in the Muslim world and the gay rights advocates in the West are usually silent when it comes to persecution overseas, from ISIS' perspective, they only stand to gain from executing gays and telling the world about it.

  2. Alexander Hamilton:

    For in politics as in religion it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.

  3. Jeffrey Fowle:

    I'd read about the persecution of the Christians in the country -- I felt compelled to help them in some way.

  4. Nate Lance:

    We are equally appalled that the state government continues to let this persecution fester, allowing more Christians to be displaced, imprisoned, and beaten, if the government does not intervene to protect religious minorities, I see no reason why the trend of increased persecution will not continue.

  5. Unknown:

    Do not be so quick to judge or label, for one day the objects of ridicule may become what they are ever so used to being seen as. And when this happens it is too late, another soul has fallen to the cruel persecution of todays society and become what they are seen as instead of who they really are. A person, just like everyone else.


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