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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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Perhaps that is why many countries despite having strong trade ties with the Muslim world don't think twice before persecuting their respective Muslim populations.
He said that if there are solid proofs against any of the workers then he must be hanged publicly but persecuting an innocent person without proofs was condemnable.
Persecuting the kind 'birdman' WELL, if anything comes out clearly about 'Birdman' Adnan Mir it's that he has a good respect for nature and birds and that the idiots at Birmingham City Council have little else better to focus their petty-minded attention on than persecuting good citizens with fines and threats of prosecution.
The enemy who is going to kill me is not any Muslim but he is a powerful man of the Spanish government who is persecuting me nonstop since last several months and now he is going to kill me any time by abusing his diplomatic power.
26 for his role in persecuting members of the Shiite religious parties that now dominate the country.