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The Persecution No One Dares Name

A review of Raymond Ibrahim's Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians.

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Robert Spencer

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August 26, 2013 - 7:38 am
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Father Rafic Greische

Egyptian Catholic spokesman Father Rafic Greische told Vatican Radio in December 2010 that “Muslim fundamentalists… want the Christians to evacuate from the Middle East and leave. And this is what is happening every day.” From Egypt to Nigeria, from Iraq to Pakistan, Christians in majority-Muslim countries face a grimmer present and a more uncertain future than ever, as Islamic jihadists step up their efforts to Islamize, to drive them out of their lands—or to kill them outright.

Moreover, this religious bigotry, hatred, and violence are legitimized by holy writ: the Qur’an and other Islamic texts and teachings. Nowhere else does religious bigotry have such bloody consequences. And yet nowhere else does such religious bigotry take place almost entirely without comment, let alone condemnation, from the human rights community or even from Muslim leaders.

Islamic authorities in Egypt and elsewhere are generally disinclined to discuss the plight of Christians there. When Pope Benedict XVI spoke out in January 2011 against the persecution of Christians in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East, Al-Azhar University in Cairo, the world’s most prestigious Sunni Muslim institution, reacted angrily, breaking off dialogue with the Vatican and accusing the pope of interference in internal Egyptian affairs. In a statement, Al-Azhar denounced the pontiff’s “repeated negative references to Islam and his claims that Muslims persecute those living among them in the Middle East.” When Pope Francis succeeded Benedict, Al-Azhar and other Muslim authorities expressed hopes that he would repair relations between Muslims and Christians by not repeating the mistakes of his predecessor – including speaking out about the Muslim persecution of Christians.

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And yet our country throws out Christians seeking asylum, and lets in the followers of islam without a second thought.
Frightening times.
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There has been a huge flood of Christians fleeing the Middle East. Most countries had 5-15% Christians in them, now they are almost all gone. I think some people think that Islam is growing in the US faster than it really is, simply because the see Orthodox Christians from the Middle East and assume they are Islamic!

Lebanon was a majority Christian in the 70's, not sure what it is now.
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The State Dept. doesn't give a rat's butt about Christians being slaughtered by muzzies. After all, muzzies are good & Christians evil. I know reporters that work in the MSM. Know what they privately say about this situation? They say that Christians deserve to be persecuited & killed! Such is the thinking of our gov't, media & educational system. But, I've read Revelations & I know who wins in the end...
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Dogwoman woman above is right. And I fear terribly that about one thing Spencer is wrong. He says that the governments of the world are turning a blind eye towards this atrocities against Christians.

I think i worse. I believe that governments - generally on the Left - have written Christians off. The Doctrinal and Radical Left is merely more insulting in that they insist on dictating by law what a Christian is.

Other Western Government are not so insulting perhaps, but they have written Christians off none the less.

If you think me wrong then ponder this - at one extreme we have killings, on the other we have polite dismissal.

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@hateWindows You may be right, but that doesn't explain the silence from the pulpits, on most of the Internet, and in virtually all of the press.
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Simple- the left firmly believes in Maoism & Stalin who knew / thought you MUST destroy the Past / History / Religion to dominate a people- they - LEFT Wing Nuts hate history as it proves their Socialistic ideology WRONG
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And yet our country throws out Christians seeking asylum, and lets in the followers of islam without a second thought.
Frightening times.
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