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Increasing Persecution of Christians in Iraq, Egypt, Indonesia, etc.

posted by Jael Ever @ 10:00 AM
January 18, 2011

Is it not ironic that Christians in Iraq now suffer persecution and even death as a fall-out from a war with Iraq that the United States, a supposed Christian country, precipitated?  Is it not more strange that there has been little fanfare from Christian leaders in the United States, including some politicians who wear the Christian mantra––most of whom supported the Iraq invasion?  Is anyone noticing that this anti-Christian fervor has spread to Egypt, Indonesia and other Muslim nations?
 Should not one wonder why American officials often speak out, bending over backward, to protect Muslims and mosques in this country, but seem to have done little to protect Christians and churches in Muslim countries?  Do they not realize that the deaths and injuries from attacks against Christians in the Muslim world are increasing?   One must also wonder if it is because professing Christians suffering in these countries are not of the same denominations, sects, parties, or clubs of professing Christians in this country? 

 But of course those innocent Muslims under attack in this country were not of the same denomination or sect  either?  And of course, is there not outrage from Christian leaders in this country when Israel is attacked or called into question?  Then, why no outrage when Christians are attacked overseas?  Why did President Obama only make his statement against these attacks on Religious Freedom Day:  “We condemn the attacks made in recent months against Christians in Iraq and Egypt, along with attacks against people of all backgrounds and beliefs . . .”?  Why did he just advocate for “free religious expression around the world”?

 Why does the blog site Hot Air mention that members of Congress are urging the President to speak out more forcefully on this issue of Christian persecution?  And is that blog correct in reporting that the White House has not adequately responded to warnings from Congressmen in both parties that tepid responses to attacks against Christians “promises more innocent Christian blood in Iraq, more turmoil in that country, and more shame for America”?  And is Congresswoman Anna Eshoo correct when she insists that there were 1.4 million Christians, or three percent of the population, in Iraq before the U.S. invasion, and today, through a mass exodus and violence only about 400,000 remain?

 What do professing Christians, especially politicians and clergymen, think the Bible means by the term, Body of Christ, or the phrase “love the brotherhood”?  Do they think that the words “body,” “love,” or “brotherhood” are simply part of some Christian word puzzles?  Are they not aware that the Apostle Paul warns in 1 Corinthians 12, that in that Body, when the foot hurts, the Body aches, and when the arm is wounded, the whole Body suffers immeasurably?  So then why  do some professing Christians still show so little concern for others in The Body?  Or how does one discern between profession and reality?  How indeed?

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