Friday, December 23, 2011

The "Dodo Bird Paralax"

Christians, as a religious group are just about extinct in the lands they have inhabited for thousands of years.    Like the Dodo bird, gone now but Christians, where once were millions upon millions are now a mere handful, each day lessening their numbers by more than a few counted fingers.  The West watches this unfold with a jaded eye, finding it hard to believe Christians could be targeted by another religion because of their religion.  As it stands now, the West doesn't see a crisis with Christians in Arab lands except in the context of "sectarian strife" which is nothing but a smoke screen to conceal the denial that Islam is a problem.

We keep shooting ourselves in the foot, trying to stop the pain of the reality that others are shooting Christians in the head.

Christians will soon join the ranks of the Dodo bird and the carrier pigeon because we couldn't, or wouldn't change our position to see the real view.

From December 21

Iraq's Christians Near Extinction

Dear Reader:
If the ongoing eradication of Christians under Islam is of concern to you, please consider signing Christian Solidarity International's petition urging President Barack Obama to present during his forthcoming State of the Union Address his "administration's policy to prevent the eradication of the endangered Christian communities and other religious minorities of the Islamic Middle East."
Sincerely -
Raymond Ibrahim
A recent Fox News report tells of how "a rash of attacks on Christian-owned businesses in northern Iraq has raised troubling questions about the future safety of the country's shrinking Christian community, particularly as U.S. forces withdraw completely from the nation they've refereed since 2003."
In fact, "questions about the future safety of the country's shrinking Christian community" have been raised ever since the U.S. toppled secular strongman Saddam Hussein, thereby unloosing the forces of jihad previously corked. The report continues:
The attacks, which have received little international attention, raged through northern cities following a sermon last Friday by a local mullah. Video purportedly from the riots posted online shows mobs burning and wrecking businesses, which included liquor stores, hotels and hair salons.
Note the two important facts here that play over and over whenever Christians are persecuted under Islam: 1) Despite their frequency and severity, they "receive little international attention" (indeed, only the most spectacular of terrorist attacks on Christians—such as the 2010 Baghdad church attack which left some 60 dead—ever receive mainstream media attention); and 2) as usual, the attacks followed "a sermon last Friday by a local mullah" (in other words, are Islamic in nature).
As if the situation wasn't bad enough, after pointing out that "Iraqi Christians ... are living in fear," U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf said:
"Now with the [U.S.] forces leaving ... I think the Iraqi Christians are going to go through a very, very difficult time." … He urged the Obama administration to do more to speak up on the issue. "They know this is a problem. Our government ought to be advocating and ought to be pushing."
It ought to, but it's not. After calling the U.S. government's silence concerning the blatant persecution of Iraq's Christians "disturbing," the founder of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council added: "We're on the verge of extinction."
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