Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Raymond Ibrahim: The Mass Exodus of Christians from the Muslim World

Christians are fleeing the Muslim world to escape persecution, death, torture, and rape. Will CNN and MSNBC accuse these Christians of being "Islamophobes"?

FoxNews--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: “The flight of Christians out of the region is unprecedented and it’s increasing year by year.” In our lifetime alone “Christians might disappear altogether from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Egypt.”

Ongoing reports from the Islamic world certainly support this conclusion: Iraq was the earliest indicator of the fate awaiting Christians once Islamic forces are liberated from the grip of dictators.

In 2003, Iraq’s Christian population was at least one million. Today fewer than 400,000 remain—the result of an anti-Christian campaign that began with the U.S. occupation of Iraq, when countless Christian churches were bombed and countless Christians killed, including by crucifixion and beheading.

The 2010 Baghdad church attack, which saw nearly 60 Christian worshippers slaughtered, is the tip of a decade-long iceberg.

Now, as the U.S. supports the jihad on Syria’s secular president Assad, the same pattern has come to Syria: entire regions and towns where Christians lived for centuries before Islam came into being have now been emptied, as the opposition targets Christians for kidnapping, plundering, and beheadings, all in compliance with mosque calls telling the populace that it’s a “sacred duty” to drive Christians away.

In October 2012 the last Christian in the city of Homs—which had a Christian population of some 80,000 before jihadis came—was murdered. One teenage Syrian girl said: “We left because they were trying to kill us… because we were Christians…. Those who were our neighbors turned against us. At the end, when we ran away, we went through balconies. We did not even dare go out on the street in front of our house.”

In Egypt, some 100,000 Christian Copts have fled their homeland soon after the “Arab Spring.” In September 2012, the Sinai’s small Christian community was attacked and evicted by Al Qaeda linked Muslims, Reuters reported. But even before that, the Coptic Orthodox Church lamented the “repeated incidents of displacement of Copts from their homes, whether by force or threat.

Displacements began in Ameriya [62 Christian families evicted], then they stretched to Dahshur [120 Christian families evicted], and today terror and threats have reached the hearts and souls of our Coptic children in Sinai.”

Iraq, Syria, and Egypt are part of the Arab world. But even in “black” African and “white” European nations with Muslim majorities, Christians are fleeing.

In Mali, after a 2012 Islamic coup, as many as 200,000 Christians fled. According to reports, “the church in Mali faces being eradicated,” especially in the north “where rebels want to establish an independent Islamist state and drive Christians out… there have been house to house searches for Christians who might be in hiding, churches and other Christian property have been looted or destroyed, and people tortured into revealing any Christian relatives.” At least one pastor was beheaded.

Even in European Bosnia, Christians are leaving en mass “amid mounting discrimination and Islamization.” Only 440,000 Catholics remain in the Balkan nation, half the prewar figure.

Problems cited are typical: “while dozens of mosques were built in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo, no building permissions [permits] were given for Christian churches.” “Time is running out as there is a worrisome rise in radicalism,” said one authority, who further added that the people of Bosnia-Herzegovina were “persecuted for centuries” after European powers “failed to support them in their struggle against the Ottoman Empire.”

And so history repeats itself. (Continue Reading.)


Answering Judaism said...

It's such a shame that this is happening. I wonder how Shadid, Sami, Osama and Nadir will defend this. Well, I have an idea how Nadir will defend this.

yoget said...

What a filthy religion!!

Deleting said...

"...rebels want to establish an independent Islamist state and drive Christians out..."

Yeah, and with it anyone capable of independent thinking and critical thought and education.

apran said...

It is happening not only in Middle East or Africa, but also in so called "moderate" countries like Indonesia, eventhough in a smaller scale. But eventually it will happen unless we start doing some real thing.

GreekAsianPanda said...

It's sad that Fox News is the only major news source that would publish something like this; few non-conservatives regard it as credible. It would probably be best that anti-jihadists avoid using Fox News to disseminate their ideas.

akairey said...

@GreekAsianPanda..actually the Blaze TV are having an episode called "On The Record" that shows whats been going on undercover. It'll be on tomorrow at 8 pm est.

taomeano said...

I agree with what GreekAsianPanda is saying regarding Fox news. Fox news has lost so much credibility that most folks don't take its reporting seriously which is a real problem because they are the only ones probably detailing the problem for us.

Do western governments know what is going on in the Islamic world with regards to christians? This is truly a clash of civilizations. This further demonstrates that Islam and Christianity do not serve the same God. I wonder what moslem apologists are saying about all this. Islam will never triumph, look at what happened in Dearborn Michigan, the christians won and the city is paying up and offering an apology.

Islam will be defeated because it is not the truth. Every nation Jesus fights when He comes back is a moslem country, is that a coincidence, no.

What has baffled me is the fact that intelligent well meaning people fall for the filth of Islam.

Unknown said...

Sad sad indeed. Most Christians are also leaving the northern part of Nigeria in droves. The only problem is that the original indigenous people who are mostly Christians but have no place to goare forced at gun point to convert to islam or be slaughtered if they refuse. I thought the propaganda in the wes is that islam is a religion of peace. What bunkum! These brothers and sisters are at the mercy of the islamists.
Please do not bother about The CNN, it is full of lies, spies spineless liberals. No wonder their rating is going to the dogs.

Traeh said...

David, do you know Shabir Yusuf? Have you or your colleagues ever debated him? What do you think of him?

JP Prasad said...

i strongly wish david wood to take seriousness about enunciation of claims done by lot islamic websites,, like "scientific miracles in quran,," etc mentioned in http://www.answering-christianity.com/ etc websites, even though many knows about such things,, but detail explanation on video proves that those claims are wrong,,

Joe Bradley said...

Actions do speak louder than words and while there are those who assail the Western world for that which they perceive as pressure for Muslims to assimilate, I am awaiting word that Muslims are rejecting Western values with their feet. So far it's been all ingress and no egress.

This certainly undermines the assertions by Muslim critics of the Western world.

goethechosemercy said...

There is no tolerance in Islam.
Not being known never stopped the truth from being true.
To hold liberal principles of any kind and buy the Muslim case for democracy is to have no collective memory of one's own culture and tradition.