Mideast Teachers Reveal How Islam Erases Christianity from History

Sharara Yousif Zara, an influential politician involved in the Iraqi Ministry of Education, agrees:

It’s the same situation in Iraq. There’s almost nothing about us [Christians] in our history books, and what there is, is totally wrong. There’s nothing about us being here before Islam. The only Christians mentioned are from the West. Many Iraqis believe we moved here. From the West. That we are guests in this country.

Zara might be surprised to learn that similar ignorance and historical revisionism predominates in the West as well.

Although Christians are in fact the most indigenous inhabitants of the Arab world, I am often asked — by educated people — why Christians “choose” to go live in the Middle East among Muslims if the latter treat them badly.

The Middle East’s pseudo-historical approach to Christianity has, for generations, successfully indoctrinated Muslim students to suspect and hate Christianity, which is regularly seen as a non-organic, parasitic remnant left by Western colonialists. Despite preceding Islam in the region by six centuries.

  • And they keep telling us Islam is a religion of peace.

  • What is even worse is that Christians are being blotted from history with the West’s permission.

    • Christianity is a Middle-Eastern religion. It wasn’t invented in Muscogee Oklahoma, U.S.A. To the dismay of the 19th Century adherents of “British-American Israelism” (the belief that the Brits and the Yanks are the “true Israel of God”), the guy from Nazareth was is in fact born in Israel where Christianity was founded. Not in Rome either — ISRAEL, smack dab in the middle of the Middle East.

      • The Middle East was the cradle of Christianity.

        As long as people don’t study history, that fact will largely be forgotten.

    • Clausewitz

      There’s new curriculum coming out for High Scholl History and Geography next year in Ontario. I fear the Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times”.

      • It’s time to privatise education and abolish teachers’ unions.

  • ontario john

    Or you can be like the united church and not believe in God.

  • simus1

    arab muslims have their own patented version of idiocy.

    • Clausewitz

      It’s not Patented, it may be the only open source product that the Arab’s have ever created.

  • Waffle

    Anyone read the comments on the article? Nothing like the mere mention of Christianity to get the Christophobes riled up.

  • Alain

    Islam like the Left produces revisionist history, or should I say made-up history.

    • Clausewitz

      Just call it what it really is, “Bullshit”.

  • “Many Iraqis believe we moved here. From the West. That we are guests in this country.”

    Wasn’t it the retarded NDP MP Libby Davies who once stated that Jews originated in Poland, and that the Jews in Israel should go back to Poland? There’s no excuse for Western retards on the Left like Davies — at least the Iraquis have the excuse that they were raised in a closed society with little access to outside information.

    • Clausewitz

      at least the Iraquis have the excuse that they were raised in a closed society with little access to outside information”. Sounds exactly like the political Regressives here in Canada

      • So you’re telling me that if you were born and raised in Iraq in a closed society ruled by Islam for centuries, that you would think differently? Based on information that you had no possibility of ever knowing?

        Unless it would be by “Divine revelation”, or perhaps by accident, I’m calling b.s. on that.

        • Clausewitz

          Actually I’m saying the opposite in that it’s their closed society that has made them into the blood thirsty assholes that they are.. Their biggest influence of course is Islam.

          • So who’s disputing that? Not me. My point was that people in the West have no excuse accepting the same revisionist history as Islamists do. Because we live in open society and have access to the facts.

          • Clausewitz

            Hey man, you’re talking to the choir. I’m a history teacher by trade.