They’ve simply have given up……on everything
Signs of complete Western indifference to the plight of Christians in the Levant and Maghreb, could be seen in the Lebanese conflict of the 70’s, which coincided with the rise of the Paleostinian narrative in Western cultural and political circles. Over 80% of the +12 million refugees from Lebanon are Christian, and that is solely from the lack of interest by the various Western powers, noticeably France, from pro-actively protecting their (Christian) interests, namely survival as a people living their for over 2000 years.
NOTE: Being beholden to Arab/Muslim oil comes at a cost. The life of a Christian in the eyes of Christian leaders in the West isn’t worth a bucket of spit. Is there any wonder why Christianity is in such of a decline in the West with these kind of leaders?
Why Has the Church Abandoned the Christians of the Middle East?
by Judith Bergman
December 10, 2015 at 4:00 am
Why is the Archbishop of Canterbury, who is the symbolic head of 85 million Christians worldwide, expressing shock at yet another terrorist attack perpetrated by the Islamic State?
Had he paid more than just fleeting attention to his fellow Christians in Iraq and Syria, he would know that the Islamic State has been slaughtering Christians in the Middle East since 2006. How much more time did he need?
Without referring by name to the Islamic State, and speaking as if some invisible force of nature were at play here, Pope Francis I deplored “thousands of people, including many Christians, driven from their homes in a brutal manner; children dying of thirst and hunger in their flight; women kidnapped; people massacred; violence of every kind.”
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, was interviewed recently about the Paris attacks and asked about his reaction. “Like everyone else – first shock and horror and then a profound sadness…” he replied. “Saturday morning, I was out and as I was walking I was praying and saying: ‘God, why — why is this happening?'”
Welby is the principal head of the Anglican Church and the symbolic head of the Anglican Communion, which stands at around 85 million members worldwide and is the third largest communion in the world — after the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church. This is a man with an extremely high public profile, and millions of Christians looking to him for spiritual guidance.
But why is a man who is the symbolic head of 85 million Christians worldwide expressing shock at yet another terrorist attack perpetrated by the Islamic State? Had the Archbishop of Canterbury paid more than just fleeting attention to his fellow Christians in Iraq and Syria, he would know that the Islamic State has been slaughtering Christians in the Middle East since 2006. Between 2004 and 2006, before the Islamic State evolved out of Al Qaeda in Iraq, it hardly showed less zeal to root out Christianity even then.
The Archbishop had eleven years to get used to the idea of people being made homeless, exiled, tortured, raped, enslaved, beheaded and murdered for not being Muslims. How much more time did he need?