Genocide of Christians in the Middle East

Poster with a painting of Miss Liberty with sword overhead and American flag draped around her and child at her side, accompanied by the text "'They shall not perish.' Campaign for $30,000,000. ... Armenia, Greece, Syria, Persia." 1918. For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

Poster with a painting of Miss Liberty with sword overhead and American flag draped around her and child at her side, accompanied by the text “‘They shall not perish.’ Campaign for $30,000,000. … Armenia, Greece, Syria, Persia.” 1918.
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

I encourage you to read the short article by Ralph Peters of the Hoover Institution – Killing the Neighbors – 101 Years of Genocide in Confict:

The genocide against Middle-Eastern Christians approaches its endgame, while Western leaders look away as resolutely as they ignored the Holocaust when it was happening. In time, there will be crocodile tears and, perhaps, a museum designed by an in-demand architect. For now, though, the presidents and prime ministers who romanticize Islam and explain away its excesses all but condone the extermination of a 2,000-year-old religious civilization.

 

After reading Mr. Peter’s essay (or as a preface to it) please view the following excerpt from a “60 Minutes” story on the plight of Iraqi Christians in ISIS controlled areas.

More than 125,000 of Iraq's Christians have been forced to flee the homeland they have lived in for nearly 2,000 years because of ISIS violence and threats cbsn.ws/1G17loC

Posted by 60 Minutes on Sunday, March 22, 2015

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