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The Underreported story of Christian persecution

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 2:41 pm - November 2, 2011.
Filed under: Media Bias,Politics abroad

The most underreported story in the Middle East“, writes Jennifer Rubin

. . . is the suffering inflicted on Christians in Arab lands. “So while Christians are thriving in Israel they are under intense pressure in many neighboring Muslim countries. Europeans, and American enemies of Israel like the famous professors Walt and Mearsheimer, most often attribute American support for Israel to the ‘Jewish lobby.’ But American Christians know more about the Middle East than these supposedly sophisticated critics, and are aware of the fate of their coreligionists. They see Christianity free to grow in Israel, and faced with violence and suppression nearby. They see Christians free to worship in Israel but fleeing all too many Arab lands. There’s no need for complicated political science analyses here, much less bigotry: those seeking to understand why American Christians overwhelmingly support Israel should study the treatment and the fate of Christianity in the Middle East.”

Wonder when all those concerned for the victims of what they deem Israeli apartheid will stand up for the Christians suffering under tyrannical non-Jewish regimes.

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9 Comments

  1. Funny how Jewish refugees in the Middle East are always forgotten too. Check out this great documentary on the subject:

    http://youtu.be/0nwI2hzPjrA

    Comment by JohnAGJ — November 2, 2011 @ 2:54 pm - November 2, 2011

  2. Thriving? Yes but while Christians are allowed in the country but they are not permitted to try and spread the New Testament. I’ve read that its punishable up to 1 year in jail to proselytize in Israel….at least to practicing Jews. I remember years ago a Roman catholic bishop was arrested and prosecuted for opening-up his church’s recreational facilities to the local Jewish population to play basketball. Some of the Orthodox complained that he was trying to “entice” the local Jewish youth to convert through the use of the basketball court.

    My discomfort with Israel as “the Jewish State” is that Religious Liberty is a one-way street. Either they remain a liberal Democracy, or they become a Jewish state…they can’t continue to be claim to be both.

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — November 2, 2011 @ 3:35 pm - November 2, 2011

  3. Christians living in muslim countries are suffering persecution and dying for their faith. Their situation is akin to those early Christians in the firts three centruries of Roman rule. Like the ancient martyrs their blood may very well be the seeds of of growth of Christian churches in the middle east. Those of Orthodox and Roman Catholic traditions could end up being venerated as saints.

    Comment by Roberto — November 2, 2011 @ 3:48 pm - November 2, 2011

  4. Gee, do you think maybe if Middle Eastern Christian started suicide bombing people of other religions, stoning adulterers to death, hanging homosexuals in the public square, and threatening to “finish what Hitler started,” do you think then maybe they would gain the sympathies of the progressive secular left?

    Comment by V the K — November 2, 2011 @ 5:43 pm - November 2, 2011

  5. Oh come on. You’re talking about people whose concern for practising Christians is minimal at the best of times. What do you expect, other than the ttravesty you see?

    Comment by perturbed — November 2, 2011 @ 6:37 pm - November 2, 2011

  6. I always assumed the leftist love affair with Islam was partly due to the fact they persecuted Christians the way the left would want to.

    Comment by Kevin — November 2, 2011 @ 7:30 pm - November 2, 2011

  7. Bingo for Kevin, the left describes Christians like Islam then they act like or want to be like Islam to do what they get to do to Christians and Jews for that matter. It’s very bizarre, they describe the Republicans the way that they(left) are, just take what they are saying about Republicans/conservatives and turn it completely around and that’s the truth of what they think and do. Every time I hear Obama speak about the Republicans I just turn everything he says around and then I go look it up and sure thing, it’s the opposite, it is true 99.9% of the time.

    Comment by jann — November 2, 2011 @ 8:22 pm - November 2, 2011

  8. Yep. Just like the OWS freaks and the tea party. I think it’s called projection.

    Comment by Kevin — November 2, 2011 @ 8:31 pm - November 2, 2011

  9. http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2011/11/christian-student-beaten-to-death-for-wearing-cross.php

    and wanna bet if we’ll see this in the MSM?

    Comment by Kevin — November 3, 2011 @ 10:26 am - November 3, 2011

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