Fears of unchecked Islamic persecution in Iraq
The Chaldean ladies I know tell stories of Muslim neighbors coming to their yards in Iraq and leaving flowers or candles for their statues of “Miriam”. Although they do not consider Jesus to be the Savior, He is considered to be a great prophet and His mother a woman to venerate. The Muslims and Christians lived in peace. They socialized and considered each other friends.
Then this flavor of Muslim took over. The peace was no more. Many got out if they could, coming to the US. Many more could not come. Some are killed, some disappear. The mothers of the girls my daughter went to kindergarten with, told of the families they left behind. All of them were terrified (and understand, these were the people handing out candy in the school when Saddam was overthrown).
They will tell you, it is not safe there for Christians. They will also tell you that our area, here north of Detroit (and an hour north of Dearborn) will be the first hit in a terror attack. Although the militant Islamics hate us, they detest them more because they are Middle Eastern and Christian.