where,Form and Why persecute

where persecuted?In Islam Form of persecute?A bomb exploded on 15 August 2011,at th st.Ephraim syriac orthodox church in kirkuk. On 2 august 2011,the Holy Family syraic Catholic church was attracted Why Persecuted?Sectarian violence caused tens of thousands of Christans to leave the country in 2011.Christians feel that the government fails to protect them,with individual being threatened and the church being bombed