Here is a great article called Mainstream Media Seems Indifferent to Persecution of Christians by Herb Denenberg from The Bulletin.
Persecution of Christians has several other layers of importance. First, much of it involves Muslims and the Stealth Jihad, which now challenges the very existence of Western civilization. Second, Christian persecution shows how we have failed to guarantee basic human rights in so many areas of the world. Third, when we tolerate religious or other persecution of one group, we put all of us at risk.
The great German pastor, Martin Nieomoller, was right in his famous poem when he said we better speak up early on, because if we don’t pretty soon there will be no one left to speak up for us. In other words, it pays to face down religious persecution for both altruistic and selfish reasons.
Meanwhile note how aid to Africa is leading one atheist to speak out in favor of Christianity.