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Firasat, who converted to Christianity in 2004, (http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/criticizing-islam-considered-national-security-threat/) said the reason he left Islam was because he "realized that what I was following for 26 years of my life is not a religion but in reality is a political dictatorship which persecutes and teaches to persecute through the orders and teaching of a self-proclaimed prophet (Muhammad)."
Sometimes a secular government persecutes religious people, as in China and North Korea.
Maybe our society persecutes Christians (and other faith systems as well) by ignoring them.