Mark Collins – “Is This the End of Christianity in the Middle East?” Part 2

Further to this post, a message from President Obama (can’t imagine anything similar from our prime minister):

Statement by the President on Persecuted Christians at Christmas

During this season of Advent, Christians in the United States and around the world are preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.  At this time, those of us fortunate enough to live in countries that honor the birthright of all people to practice their faith freely give thanks for that blessing.  Michelle and I are also ever-mindful that many of our fellow Christians do not enjoy that right, and hold especially close to our hearts and minds those who have been driven from their ancient homelands by unspeakable violence and persecution.

In some areas of the Middle East where church bells have rung for centuries on Christmas Day, this year they will be silent; this silence bears tragic witness to the brutal atrocities committed against these communities by ISIL. 

We join with people around the world in praying for God’s protection for persecuted Christians and those of other faiths…

…As the old Christmas carol reminds us:

The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men.

Meanwhile:

Somber Christmas for Iraq’s Christians under threat from Islamic State

Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; he tweets @Mark3Ds

6 thoughts on “Mark Collins – “Is This the End of Christianity in the Middle East?” Part 2”

  1. Missing is the fact that Israel has been destroying or ceasing churches in Israel and Jewish terrorist attacks on Christians have reached the point where Christians have to turn to the Muslims for protection. All that paid for with US tax dollars. But lets pretend only Muslims do those things.

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/vatican-anti-christian-violence-crosses-red-line-in-israel/
    http://www.timesofisrael.com/catholic-church-files-complaint-against-extreme-right-group-leader/

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