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Jews, Christians Help Spread Word about Persecution
CBN News ^ | January 10, 2013 | Chris Mitchell and Julie Stahl

Posted on 01/13/2013 6:29:37 AM PST by SJackson

JERUSALEM, Israel -- Tens of thousands of Christians are fleeing the Middle East because of persecution. Yet this modern day exodus is getting little attention in the West.

Now, a Jewish group is teaming up with Christians to help spread the word about this persecution.

Almost 200 million Christians are targeted each year, especially in the birthplace of their faith, the Middle East. Iraq is just one example.

"Since 2003, there has been a systematic attack launched against the Christian community and other minorities in Iraq," Juliana Taimoorazy, with the Iraqi Christian Relief Council, said.

"Unfortunately the mainstream media and many churches really don't talk about persecution of their brothers and sisters in Christ," she added.

Taimoorazy is an Assyrian Christian. She had to be smuggled out of her home country because of religious persecution.

She said since the end of Saddam Hussein's reign, Islamic persecution has forced about two-thirds of Iraq's Christians to flee.

The persecurtion escalated from attacks on churches to forcing Christians to choose between converting to Islam or paying a protection tax.

"And the next step for the Islamic extremists were to go in and attack families -- kill children, kidnap women, impregnating them, torturing men, beheading them. Then they started attacking clergy members," Taimoorazy said.

Author Raymond Ibrahim said anti-Christian violence is widespread across the region.

"It's kind of amazing to me to see that what's happening to Christians by Islamic forces…Christian worshippers are in a church and it gets attacked and it gets burned, things like that," he said.

Ibrahim was born in the United States to Egyptian Coptic Christian parents. He said the media ignores Christian persecution because it contradicts the media's perception of Islam.

"If this idea gets out that Islam is intolerant to the other, then it kind of puts the struggle with Israel in a different light," Ibrahim explained.

Taimoorazy blamed the lack of attention on an anti-Christian sentiment in the American media and throughout the world.

"This is something they don't want to talk about because then they would be perceived as pro-Christian. But it's a human rights issue," she said.

Alan Schneider, with the B'nai B'rith World Center, a well-known Jewish organization in Jerusalem, agreed.

"This is an issue that's a major human rights issue in the world, that it's not getting the attention it deserves in the West," he said.

Schneider recently brought experts like Ibrahim and Taimoorazy together with Israelis to discuss the present and future of Christians in the Middle East.

Taimoorazy saidIsraelis were more open to her message than many Christians.

"People came and said we want to volunteer for your organization because this is not only a Christian issue, a humanitarian issue, it's a Judeo-Christian problem," she said.

The group's conclusion: Americans and Europeans should take time to find out what's happening to Christians in the Middle East and see what they can do to help.


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1 posted on 01/13/2013 6:29:42 AM PST by SJackson
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

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2 posted on 01/13/2013 6:43:11 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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3 posted on 01/13/2013 6:43:53 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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4 posted on 01/13/2013 6:45:00 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: SJackson

“Islam is as Islam does.”

BLOODY SAVAGES!!!


5 posted on 01/13/2013 6:47:02 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: SJackson; All

WHY doesn’t the degenerate West care about the persecution of Christians and Jews?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2519664/posts

OBAMA, ISLAM, AND THE HARD LEFT
Self | May 23, 2010 | MestaMachine

Posted on Sunday, May 23, 2010 7:50:33 PM by MestaMachine

Time to refresh our memory:

snip

WHO converts to islam?

Here is what I believe, and I am open to suggestions or even criticism if you think I am wrong.
I believe that people who WILLINGLY convert to islam, who were NOT born and reared in it, do so for one reason and one reason only. It is because islamic LAW JUSTIFIES the most evil things men can possibly do.

Anyone can live out their most violent and perverse fantasies and it is not only NOT frowned upon, it is glorified and celebrated as HOLY. It is sanctified in the eyes of a god AND you will be accepted by your peers.

It doesn’t matter if no such god exists now or ever. islam says it does and that completely obliterates conventional restrictions and utterly murders what is left of the soul. You become positively inhuman; utterly without conscience.

If your neighbor offends you, it is not only justified that you punish them, it is mandatory. If your children offend you, you can kill them with abandondon and it is “honorable.” If you desire to have sex with animals, you are intructed in the proper way. And you know most of the rest.

islam and the hard left:

NOW, I ask you, what is the ONLY difference between what islam teaches and what the left actually does or WANTS to do? And the answer, if you are honest, is nothing.
But here is the thing. The left, even the most hardcore left, still has to operate within the law in most civilized countries. It is no accident that islam has concentrated its recruiting efforts in our prisons. The left has spent centuries trying to operate AROUND the law. islam has its OWN law. And therein lies the ONLY difference.

The left spends its time trying to stamp out any religion that teaches ethics and morals. islam doesn’t need to do that. It was CREATED without those compunctions by a criminally insane, psychopathic, unethical, immoral, degenerate, pathological liar. Anyone who wonders why the left admires and defends islam needs to understand that the left, especially in THIS country, grew up in a civilization where morals and ethics and Biblical Laws like the Ten Commandments meant something.

More at link.


6 posted on 01/13/2013 6:47:17 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: SJackson

This is a topic our MSM will NEVER bring up.

NEVER.


7 posted on 01/13/2013 6:50:59 AM PST by kjo (+)
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It will have to be up to the christians... American Jews don’t care all that much. They are too busy supporting the transition to socialism....


8 posted on 01/13/2013 8:13:00 AM PST by Breto (Stranger in a strange land... where did America go?)
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To: SJackson

Only in islam does a muslim learn & breed hatred.


9 posted on 01/13/2013 8:50:20 AM PST by existentially_kuffer
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To: MestaMachine

Simple, Islamists aren’t persecuting them in the west yet, more accurately the western hemisphere. Euros, well persecuting Jews is a tradition thay probably earns them a pass amongst some of the population.


10 posted on 01/13/2013 9:25:55 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: SJackson

Only surprise is that it’s happening on such a large scale in Iraq, for which I had better hopes and expectations.

Ostrich MSM and “human rights” groups are of course in the vanguard./sarc


11 posted on 01/13/2013 3:57:24 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: SJackson

I loved George Bush for the most part but this is one thing I do blame him for. He and Laura stood up for the rights of Afghan women but never once did I hear him defending Christian in Iraq. He did not take any action to protect their communities when ihe could have drawn a line in the sand.
He had to have known they were being persecuted from the day we invaded. That was the last stand for Assyrian Christians and the language of Jesus, but only the Muslims are/were worth defending? No one wanted to hear any tiny little voice that tried to bring this up.
Ten years later they notice? But not Obama and not George Bush either. Boggles my mind about George Bush. We should have allowed all these Christians a home here and expelled the Muslims from the ME but that wasn’t even suggested.


12 posted on 01/14/2013 12:20:26 AM PST by tinamina
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