Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Islam is on the brink of destroying Christianity in the Middle East

Via Carl

Christianity is losing popularity with the spike in Islam across the Middle East. (kharps/iStockphoto) 

.........according to a study published by UK-based think tank Civitas on December 23. Rupert Shortt writes that “there is now a serious risk that Christianity will disappear from its biblical heartlands.”
“Christians are targeted more than any other body of believers.”

— Christianophobia By Rupert Shortt
”It is generally accepted that many faith-based groups face discrimination or persecution to some degree,” he said. “A far less widely grasped fact is that Christians are targeted more than any other body of believers.”

Pope Benedict xvi also drew attention to this in his Christmas Eve address. Benedict called on Catholics to pray that “Christians in those lands where our faith was born may be able to continue living there.”

Shortt’s study charts the treatment of Christians in several nations across the Middle East and Asia. While Christian persecution is a problem in all the countries he examined, he concluded that “the lion’s share of their problems arise in Muslim-majority societies.”

He warns that “the early 21st century has seen a steady rise in the strife endured by Christians.” Half to two thirds of all Christians in the Middle East have been killed or forced to leave, he writes. One of the most dramatic drops in number comes from Iraq. In 1990 there were 1.2 to 1.4 million Christians. By the start of the second Gulf war, that number had plummeted to 500,000 fewer. Now there are under 200,000.

6 comments:

  1. Christians are ignorant and stupid. Why we - all Christian countries - keep on importing our own demise is beyond me. Ins freaking allah ...

    Tim

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    1. Why we - all Christian countries - keep on importing our own demise is beyond me.

      Not beyond useful idiots, though. Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face.

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    2. I sent all my Virginia in-laws and some of my Virginia relatives the excellent articles of the Gates of Vienna blog on Jamaat al Fuqra installations, stressing the one near Patrick Henry's home and memorial at Red Hill, VA. I never heard one word of response on my mailings. At the Red Hill compound, the DC Beltway snipers trained. Don't google Jamaat al Fuqra unless you have a strong stomach. They are all over America now.

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  2. AMartinez no not that one!December 26, 2012 at 10:06 PM

    Look to the East, therein lyes our fate. If we the people are disarmed the muslim hordes will shurley invade moreso. Sorry if the spelling is off.

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    1. Just fine, Sir and we shan't disarm under any circumstance.

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