The sound of bone crunching silence…….
The deafening silence from the Obama administration over the genocide of Christians by devout Muslims throughout the Middle East has been deafening. It’s just as loud as the near silence by the World Council of Churches who have NOT mounted any kind of recognizable campaign to raise public awareness about the plight of their co-religionists.
H/T: Richard Landes (Mensch)
The stubborn refusal of the Obama White House and State Department to apply it to current events in the Mideast is, therefore, something of a mystery. Hundreds of thousands of Christians, Yazidis, and other religious minorities have been driven from their ancestral homes in Iraq and Syria or have been slaughtered during the rise of Daesh [ISIS/ISIL].
Iraq’s Christian population ten years ago was about 1.5 million, but now is estimated at only 500,000. In Syria, of the 1.1 million Christians, about 600,000 have fled or died. Christians have been tortured, raped and even crucified. Mosul, Iraq, which was home to 35,000, is now empty of Christians after an ISIS ultimatum that they either convert to Islam or be executed. In Syria, Gregorios III Laham, the Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch of the Church of Antioch, reported “entire villages” have been “cleared of their Christian inhabitants.”