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    Christian persecution 'at near genocide levels'

    Christian persecution 'at near genocide levels'

    The persecution of Christians in parts of the world is at near "genocide" levels, according to a report ordered by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

    The review, led by the Bishop of Truro the Right Reverend Philip Mounstephen, estimated that one in three people suffer from religious persecution.

    Christians were the most persecuted religious group, it found.

    Mr Hunt said he felt that "political correctness" had played a part in the issue not being confronted.

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    The interim report said the main impact of "genocidal acts against Christians is exodus" and that Christianity faced being "wiped out" from parts of the Middle East.

    It warned the religion "is at risk of disappearing" in some parts of the world, pointing to figures which claimed Christians in Palestine represent less than 1.5% of the population, while in Iraq they had fallen from 1.5 million before 2003 to less than 120,000.

    "Evidence shows not only the geographic spread of anti-Christian persecution, but also its increasing severity," the Bishop wrote.

    "In some regions, the level and nature of persecution is arguably coming close to meeting the international definition of genocide, according to that adopted by the UN."

    The foreign secretary commissioned the review on Boxing Day 2018 amid an outcry over the treatment of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who faced death threats after being acquitted of blasphemy in Pakistan.

    Its findings come after more than 250 people were killed and more than 500 wounded in attacks at hotels and churches in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

    Mr Hunt, who is on a week-long tour of Africa, said he thought governments had been "asleep" over the persecution of Christians but that this report and the attacks in Sri Lanka had "woken everyone up with an enormous shock".

    He added: "I think there is a misplaced worry that it is somehow colonialist to talk about a religion that was associated with colonial powers rather than the countries that we marched into as colonisers.

    'Atmosphere of political correctness'
    "That has perhaps created an awkwardness in talking about this issue - the role of missionaries was always a controversial one and that has, I think, also led some people to shy away from this topic.

    "What we have forgotten in that atmosphere of political correctness is actually the Christians that are being persecuted are some of the poorest people on the planet."

    In response to the report, the president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, Marie van der Zyl, said Jews had often been the targets of persecution and felt for Christians who were discriminated against on the basis of their faith.

    "Whether it is in authoritarian regimes, or bigotry masked in the mistaken guise of religion, reports like the one launched today remind us that there are many places in which Christians face appalling levels of violence, abuse and harassment," she said.

    The review is due to publish its final findings in the summer.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48146305
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    What happened in Iraq had been a travesty. Hopefully some of that drop has been from Christians going underground.

    The United States government. Making the World Safe for Islam at the expense of Christianity.
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    It's encouraging to see US MSM for a change covering plight of brown Christians abroad, usually that topic gets very little to none coverage.

    Quote Originally Posted by Southron View Post
    What happened in Iraq had been a travesty. Hopefully some of that drop has been from Christians going underground.

    The United States government. Making the World Safe for Islam at the expense of Christianity.
    To be fair, there was not enough space in US taxpayers funded safe Green Zone furnished with ice cream parlors built in Iraq to house all the millions of local Arab christians who faced persecution/slaughter/displacement/exiles following our bold non-racially motivated freedom intervention there (Bush, Netanyahu, Biden, Hillary, Trump all supported it as long it was politically fruitful if I'm not mistaken).

    Next in line Syria.

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    Middle East Christians face despair and threat of extinction

    The Vanishing Church in the Holy Land

    By Sir Jeffery M. Abood, KHS


    A Palestinian Christian takes part in the Christmas Day service at the Catholic church in the village of Zababdah, near the northern city of Jenin, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Dec. 25, 2010. (AFP photo/Saif Dahlah)

    For two thousand years, Christian communities have thrived there. Yet, over the last 60 years, their population has gone from their historical level of around 18 percent to less than 2 percent today. Never have the Christian communities in the Middle East been as close to extinction as they are now. According to Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal, "the future of the Church in the Holy Land is now in doubt unless fellow Christians around the world step up efforts to help them."

    Second, contrary to current popular opinion in this country, Christians are not leaving Israel/Palestine because of their Muslim neighbors. After all, for 1,500 years the Christian population has been relatively stable despite living in a largely Muslim culture. Even today, many of elected Palestinian leaders are Christians who enjoy popularity and a wide base of support.The number one reason given by Christians as to why they are leaving is because of the economic conditions created by the Israeli occupation. In fact, according to a statement put out by the heads of all the churches in Jerusalem, "Occupation remains the root cause of the conflict and of the continued suffering in the Holy Land."

    https://www.wrmea.org/011-march/hris...holy-land.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by Southron View Post
    What happened in Iraq had been a travesty. Hopefully some of that drop has been from Christians going underground.

    The United States government. Making the World Safe for Islam at the expense of Christianity.
    At the expense of the Gulf Monarchies/Israel.

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    I enjoyed watching Ted Cruz get booed off the stage of the Middle Eastern (Lebanese, Syrian) Christian conference back in 2015.

    However, what the hell is this:

    Bishop of Truro the Right Reverend Philip Mounstephen
    ...is that a Catholic bishop or some kind of degenerate floor rolling "reverend"?
    "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."

    -H. L. Mencken

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    Quote Originally Posted by r3volution 3.0 View Post
    I enjoyed watching Ted Cruz get booed off the stage of the Middle Eastern (Lebanese, Syrian) Christian conference back in 2015.
    There have been rumors that 'Lyin Ted' was controlled by neocons' PSON masters.

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    ALERT: Ted Cruz is owned by Goldman Sachs


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    Fight or die. Most want to be left alone to their own $#@!. "Just leave me alone." I just want to be left alone. Most on these forums do too, I think. Some people just want to outlaw alone and peaceful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    Fight or die. Most want to be left alone to their own $#@!. "Just leave me alone." I just want to be left alone. Most on these forums do too, I think. Some people just want to outlaw alone and peaceful.
    Pretty much this.



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