The PJ Tatler

Middle East Christians Wonder Where the West's Response to ISIS Is

As ISIS suffered a couple of setbacks in their conquest in the Middle East and as leaders in the region gear up to fight them, the terrorist group captured at least 90 Assyrian Christians, and many people in that part of the world are wondering the same thing many Americans are: where is a response from the West?

Juliana Taimoorazy, with the Assyrian Philos Project, described the situation.

“These women were sobbing, saying, ‘What is our fault? Why is the West silent? Why is the Church not talking about our persecution?'” Taimoorazy said.

“And they’re asking, they’re questioning the foreign policy of America and also other world powers and Europe, saying, ‘Why is it that there’s nothing; there’s no agenda.’ There’s really nothing being done to help the persecuted in the Middle East,” she continued.

Arab Americans are getting involved in the act, questioning their leaders as to why their response has been so tepid.

On Tuesday, a group of Egyptian-American Coptics gathered near the White House, demanding the Obama administration do more to protect Egyptian, Syrian, and Iraqi Christians.

“Obama, Obama, did you see? Christian blood in the sea,” they chanted.

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