IRAQI CHRISTIANS ARE FACING EXTINCTION
The 2000 year old Iraqi Christian Community is facing ethnic cleansing at the hands Muslim terrorists and is in danger of being wiped off the face of the earth. Unless something is done to help them, they are in danger of disappearing from the planet within one generation.
.- A Christian bishop in Iraq has received a threatening letter from an Islamic extremist group belonging to Al Qaeda which orders Christians to leave the country “immediately and permanently.”
The text of the letter, reportedly written by the Islamic extremist group Ansar al-Islam, was published in Arabic on the website of Al-Ittihad, an online daily news service, SIR reports.
“The Secretary General of the members of the Islamic Brigade decided to give the Christian crusader infidels of Baghdad and the other provinces the last warning, to leave Iraq immediately and permanently and join Benedict XVI and his followers, who have trampled on the greatest symbols of humanity and Islam.”
“There’ll be no room in Iraq for the Christian infidels from now on,” the letter continues, threatening that those who remain will have their throats slit as “it is happening to the Christians of Mosul.” This is more than likely a reference to a recent attack on two sisters who were killed by Muslim extremists.
Iraqi Christians have faced severe persecutions in recent years, with some being forced to pay the “jizya” or protection money and some women being made to wear a headscarf, which is known as the hijab. The Christian community has also suffered forced conversion to Islam, rapes, murders and the destruction of homes.
There have been numerous recent accounts of bombings, beheadings, kidnappings, death threats, vandalism and discrimination towards Christians in Iraq who are not just caught in the crossfire, but are actual targets. In the past four years more than 40 churches and Christian institutions have been attacked, and in the past two years nine Christian priests or bishops have been kidnapped and/or killed. This video was produced by the Chaldean Center in Beirut, Lebanon.