Has a Christian Holocaust Begun?

The recently displaced archbishop of Mosul, Iraq was speaking with particular candor when I met him last fall in the Middle East.

He said, “People in the West say ‘they don’t know.’ How can you not know? You either support ISIS or you must have turned off all the satellites. I am sorry to say this, but my pain is big.”

Like so many Christians in Iraq and Syria who watched ISIS kidnap their leaders, burn their churches, sell their children, and threaten all others with conversion or beheading; the archbishop wonders how it is that these maniacs so easily took his home city this summer?

It is a good question.

  • While Christians burn, Rome schmuses their killers.
    Am I the only one to see similarities between Pope Francis and Obama?

  • Of course, this is an attempted genocide by Islamic groups of Christian communities in their midst. This won’t be stopped till Islam itself is seen and explicitly acknowledged by Western governments to be the culprit in this crime. It is not incidental to Islam, it is Islam’s essence. For now, they are trying to look away.

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    But what about gay rights in Western cities? That is the most important issue of our time. Elton John says so. And there is no outcry from Western mainline churches, so it can’t be a problem. Why in the Anglican Journal website is a glowing story by a Calgary professor on how his United Church congregation welcomes muslim speakers in their church on a regular basis.

  • If you take a 1,400 year view, the destruction of Christian civilization around the Mediterranean sea is nearly complete.

    How can the believers in global warming over a 50 million year span, miss this?

  • As you well know, not only has it “begun”, but it has been RAGING for some years now. I’ve got your post linked here:

    I’m trying to get my blog-groove back on; it took me all day to do this one post, but it feels good to have something new up there about NOT ME, if ya know what I mean.