Muslim persecution of Christians throughout the Middle East is on the rise and many human rights experts say the West is not doing enough to stop it.
Christian World News spoke with two men who are working to raise awareness of the issue and help their government take steps to defend religious freedom worldwide.
Rev. Majed El Shafie is an Egyptian who became a Christian at age 18 and started a ministry to Muslims. He was arrested, imprisoned, and beaten for his work.
El Shafie later fled the country and found asylum in Canada. He now heads the human rights group, One Free World International.
Russ Hiebert, is a conservative member of Parliament in Canada. He serves on a Subcommittee on International Human Rights.
Both El Shafie and Hiebert talked more about the rise in persecution of Christians in the Middle East and how more can be done to address this human rights concern. Click play to watch.