As Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Christmas, it is well to remember those who are persecuted simply for being Christian.
In Iraq, Christians are on their way to becoming an extinct species. And, according to a reporter who just came from there,
Under President Obama the U.S. is doing nothing. They are putting no pressure on Al-Maliki in Iraq. … I just returned from Northern Iraq … I can tell you that this is a community that is on the verge of extinction. The Assyrian Chaldean Syriac community in Iraq [i.e., the Christian community] constitutes the indigenous people of Iraq. They have been there for millennia. They are being driven out by Jihadi Muslims on the one hand and by Kurdish Nationalists on the other.
Continue reading “Iraq’s Christians Near Extinction.”
Also, be sure to check out my November report on Muslim persecution of Christians, which includes the latest attacks on churches, on converts to Christianity, on preachers, and on Christians in general, such as the following anecdote, one of many:
In Nigeria, the Muslim militant group, Boko Haram, executed two children of an ex-terrorist and “murderer” because he converted to Christianity. When still a terrorist, he “was poised to slit the throat of a Christian victim” when “he was suddenly struck with the weight of the evil he was about to commit.” After finding he converted to Christianity, “Boko Haram members invaded his home, kidnapped his two children and informed him that they were going to execute them in retribution for his disloyalty to Islam. Clutching his phone, the man heard the sound of the guns that murdered his children.”
Read the whole report, there is much more.