In an address at Georgetown University, Sayeeda Warsi, the United Kingdom's Minister of State for Faith and Communities and Senior Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, lamented the persecution of Christians.
"I want to focus on a religion which is suffering particularly in the wake of changes to the Middle East: Christianity," said Baroness Warsi, a Muslim. "Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox Christians and others are the victims of this type of militant sectarianism. These communities have lived in these regions for centuries, in places where their faith was born. Yet some are portrayed as newcomers."