The Orthodox here have never been persecuted by the Muslims.
YET is the word missing from your sentence.
They haven't started persecuting us for 0.5 k years. I doubt they'll start soon.
As soon as they're able, on the basis of demographics, i.e. more Muslims than others. Then you will have no doubt.
"May Thy Cross, O Lord, in which I seek refuge, be for me a bridge across the great river of fire. May I pass along it to the habitation of life." ~St. Ephraim the Syrian
"Sometimes you're the windshield. Sometimes you're the bug." ~ Mark Knopfler (?)