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Persecution

Albigenses
medieval sect suppressed by a crusade, wars, and the Inquisition. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 53]
Camisards
uprising of Protestant peasantry after the revocation of Edict of Nantes in 1685 was brutally suppressed by the royal army. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 434]
Huguenots Protestants
of France, much persecuted from the 16th century onward. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 1285]
Quo Vadis
novel of Rome under Nero, describing the imprisonment, crucifixion, and burning of Christians. [Pol. Lit.: Magill I, 797]
Spanish Inquisition
harsh tribunal established in 1478 to dispose of heretics, Protestants, and Jews. [Eur. Hist.: Collier’s, X, 259]
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I think the council are persecuting me over this and they are playing games,' she said.
The European parliament resolution called on Egyptian authorities to stop persecuting gays and to prohibit discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation.
But every time people ignore your beliefs, they're subtly persecuting you for them.
The Barcelona Inquisition pursued a strategy of "survival through insignificance," persecuting blasphemers, French or Gascon Protestants, and bigamists.
But if building new mosques, enlarging old ones, attacking Byzantium, and persecuting heretics define a caliph as pious beyond words and allow him to arrogate the definition of an acceptable orthodoxy, as Lapidus sees it, contrasting the Umayyads to the Abbasids in this instance is meaningless since both built new mosques, enlarged old ones, attacked Byzantium, and executed those they considered heretics.
I am also concerned by the evident fact that the national government is utilizing the lies published against me as a basis for persecuting me, as well as my family.
The prosecutor who is persecuting Michael seems to have unlimited access to the court.
Possibly they are Babylonians who are persecuting the Jewish exiles in their midst.
In blaming the death of Jesus on the Jews and accusing Jews of persecuting Christians, they have revived the historic myths which have been the source of anti-Semitism for centuries, and which have been rejected by Christian leadership and scholars over the last 50 years.
Jesus' words make clear that persecuting the church is the same as persecuting the Christ.
Yao was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for persecuting officials and ordinary people in an attempt to seize power.