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The mass exodus of Christians from the Muslim world
A mass exodus of Christians is currently underway. Millions of Christians are being displaced from one end of the Islamic world to the other.
We are reliving the true history of how the Islamic world, much of which prior to the Islamic conquests was almost entirely Christian, came into being.
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom recently said: ‚ÄúThe flight of Christians out of the region is unprecedented and it‚Äôs increasing year by year.‚ÄĚ In our lifetime alone ‚ÄúChristians might disappear altogether from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Egypt.‚ÄĚ...
Shelborne, I don't see anything to complain about in the article, except considering nominal Christians--Christian. You'll find many Palestinian Christians who have co-operated with the the Islamic terrorists, q.v., The Beleaguered Christians of The Palestinian-Controlled Areas but really haven't gotten any benefit from it.
Rufus, Christian communities have been wiped out (or at least nominal ones) have been wiped out in Islamic countries. Again, there was also a mas exodus of Jews in these countries, Islamic Ethnic Cleansing of Jews. Remember long before there were Americans and British around?
Emperor Manual II Paleologos of the Byzantine Empire wrote: Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.
But for a later time-frame:
Giulio Meotti wrote: Christian sites and cemeteries were desecrated by Muslims. Slogans like ‚ÄúIslam will win‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúFirst the Saturday people, then the Sunday People‚ÄĚ have been painted on walls, and PLO flags were draped over Christian crosses.
John UK wrote: Rufus, I do not think God will forbid it. I have personally met and befriended a Pakistani family who fled here because of fierce persecution from Muslims in their home country. I do not think the Lord will be longsuffering for much longer, as it is his Son who is being persecuted in a very much global sense today.
Should this thing occur, more people who have never persecuted Christians will suffer than those people who have persecuted Christians. Also, there are still Christians in Iran that will no doubt suffer as well. Like the Christians in other countries the Coalition of the Willing has conquered, these Christians live peaceably in this country but after the U.S./Britain/Israel et al install new regimes, the Christians will be worse off and persecuted far more than they were prior.
While these are really nominal Christians, The forgotten Christians of the East, they still added a lot to the culture of the countries they are being run out of, and the same could be said for the Jews that were run of these countries as well.
Rufus wrote: God forbid that this come to pass. The very idea that it is being discussed confirms the nations have gone mad. Jeremiah 51:7 - Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD'S hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.
Rufus, I do not think God will forbid it.
I have personally met and befriended a Pakistani family who fled here because of fierce persecution from Muslims in their home country. I do not think the Lord will be longsuffering for much longer, as it is his Son who is being persecuted in a very much global sense today.
yes SteveR, their information sources would not want them to know that real Christians are being treated in this manner... (maybe now that the beloved news source has said it, it can begin to be real???) but this is what is foretold in the gospels and Revelations! we just happen to be on the wrong side of things and so will not humble ourselves and see it for what it is. and you are correct, the affections are toward non - Christian groups. their doctrine is causing their hearts to grow cold for their own brethren. Jesus said we would be known for the love of the brethren. If they are "nominal" or not real, then we can just ignore it.... because we know in the back of our minds, that our own hands have been in this cookie jar.
jpw wrote: thank you SA for putting out this vital information. Iraq, Afghanistan, etc we have seen the diaspora, and now we can add many new countries to the list.... believers persecuted for their faith.
Amen jpw My prayers are with our persecuted brethren there as well. Ive noticed two stumblingblocks for the lack of Protestant support of these Christians. One, as Lisa stated on another thread, Protestants often dont consider them 'Christian' enough. Or two, when they do receive attention the support goes to questionable non Christian groups