Christian Persecution in Muslim dominated regions
In Egypt Coptic Christians are being persecuted and murdered. 100 thousand Christians fled Egypt since the Mubarek regime collapsed in what the Egyptian Union of Human Rights is calling a “mass exodus.” Our president helped depose Hosni Mubarek in the cause of freedom.
In Iraq, where we shed our blood treasure allegedly for the cause of freedom, Christians are being violently persecuted, murdered, and churches are being bombed, as seen in the above photo.
In the West Bank and Gaza, where Palestinians are in control, Christians are being persecuted. Justus Reid Weiner of Hebrew University claims 1,000 Palestinian Christians left the West Bank city of Bethlehem, the historic birthplace of Jesus. Our government wants to negotiate with people who persecute religion to supposedly bring peace, and that freedom thing, to the region.
In Pakistan it is illegal to convert to any religion but Islam. They have a blasphemy law with the death penalty. We give foreign aid and military assistance to Pakistan. Pakistan is a tenuous ally in the region.
CNN reported in Nigeria, 12,000 Christians and animists were killed over the past decade in a religious purge.
Nowhere is this truer than for Pakistan’s tiny minority Christian population. Rather than being protected, Pakistani Christians are disadvantaged and victimized in every way. Dhimmis, treated as second-class citizens, they live with grinding poverty and Muslim contempt, deprived of education and employment opportunities. Vulnerable to threats and lacking the means to defend themselves, they are the inevitable targets of Islamist attacks, even victimized by those who are supposed to protect them, merely because they are Christians.
You shouldn't use Obama's middle name in that manner, you're discrediting yourself and showing your extreme bias.
Every conflict is getting swept under the rug thanks to media coverage of Palestine. Congo, Sudan, others. It isn't America's job to protect the life of every Christian on the globe.
With that said, this type of intolerance is obviously unacceptable. It's a good idea for people to continue to leave places where others have fallen to insanity like this.
And, using Islamist extremists as a reason to ignore oppressed Muslims is pretty ugly logic.
Why run away? What are we scared of?
LOL who is "using Islamist extremists as a reason to ignore oppressed Muslims".
They always want us to support Palestine and cry about what is happening to them.