I anxiously await the media's pursuit of the motive and perpetrator of the mass persecution and slaughter of Christians in Muslim countries. But all we can expect is more of the same blind and fatal stupidity by the media that cheered the Muslim Brotherhood takeover of Egypt from a 30-year US ally and turned a blind eye for years to the persecution of Christians in Iraq.
Christians could disappear from Iraq and Afghanistan Christian Post December 30, 2011
Christianity in Afghanistan and Iraq could be eradicated in our lifetime, partially as a result of the US troop withdrawal, says Leonard Leo, chairman of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).
This is the pattern throughout the Middle Eastern region, Leo said in a video interview with Terry Jeffrey, editor in chief of CNSNews.
“The flight of Christians out of the region is unprecedented and it’s increasing year by year,” Leo said, concluding with a grim prediction that Christians might disappear altogether from Iraq, Afghanistan and Egypt.
They could disappear from Egypt because of the Obama-endorsed ascendancy of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Since the war began in March 2003, Iraq erupted into sectarian violence, leaving US troops in charge of trying to contain what threatened to become a civil war.
The situation turned out to be catastrophic for the Christian community there, as violence against Christians soared, including an attack on a church in Baghdad in October last year, in which 58 congregants were killed.
Even the Christian Post doesn't dare name who was responsible for that violence: Islamic jihadists.
Up to 900,000 Christians have fled the country since, according to a recent study by Minority Rights Group International.
The religious freedom expert echoed many others in accusing the Iraqi government of failing to take adequate steps to protect Christians or prosecute those who attack them.
“One of the big problems from the very beginning was that our country and others were unwilling to acknowledge that the fight in Iraq was largely a sectarian conflict and there wasn’t enough emphasis placed on the flight of Christians and other religious minorities, particularly in the northern part of Iraq,” Leo told CNSNews.com.