Christians are apparently not going to be included as victims, as Obama officials argue that Christians “do not appear to meet the high bar set out in the genocide treaty.”
The most recent studies show that Christians are the world’s most persecuted religion, and that, by and large, the persecution emanates from Islam. However, the Obama administration just can’t be bothered with silly little things like facts when it comes to genocide. No, the Obama team would rather be importing suspect refugees from Syria, who face no genocidal concerns, than the people actually suffering at the hands of genocidal maniacs.
A report released recently found that one Christian is murdered for their faith every five minutes and that in Iraq ISIS is “using Christian churches as torture chambers where they force Christians to either convert to Islam or die.” But it’s not just Iraq. In fact, conditions are even worse for Christians in Somalia! Life is also a constant struggle for survival in Syria, Afghanistan, Sudan, Iran, Pakistan, Eritrea and Nigeria. What is amazing, is that even in countries like Eritrea and Nigeria, where large portions (more than 40%) of the population are Christian, persecution is rampant.
The last few months have been particularly deadly for Christians worldwide, and many are wondering why the United States has chosen to do nothing in the face of such desolation.
“Why, we ask the western world, why not raise one’s voice over so much ferocity and injustice?”asked Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, the head of the Italian Bishops Conference.
Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregory III said: “I do not understand why the world does not raise its voice against such acts of brutality.”
As one report put it: “Human rights activists see it. Foreign leaders see it. And more than 80 members of the U.S. Congress see it. Together, they are pressuring the leader of the free world [President Obama] to declare there is a Christian genocide going on in the Middle East.”
In response, the White House said it was preparing to release a statement accusing the Islamic State of committing genocide against religious minorities, naming and recognizing various groups, such as the Yazidis, as victims. However, Christians are apparently not going to be included as victims, as Obama officials argue that Christians “do not appear to meet the high bar set out in the genocide treaty.”
Please read the entire, heartbreaking and dismaying report from the Gatestone Institute. The details of the crisis facing Christians around the world today is devastating, but it is vital that we spread the reports far and wide and that we continue agitating for change. Today, the United States is giving billions of dollars to the very people who are systematically raping, torturing and murdering Christians all over the world. This must be stopped.
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