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Middle Eastern onslaught

March 2014

Christians in the Middle East are suffering from pogroms and increasing persecution, but the West does not seem to care, an e-booklet has claimed.

According to a report in The Week, which was reviewing the Kindle-based booklet, Christian communities across Egypt, Syria and other countries in the Middle East are being forced to leave their country as a result of discriminatory laws.

The article, which cites journalist Ed West’s booklet The silence of our friends, claimed mass graves have been found, but Western media are not reporting these events.

The article stated that those who are persecuted are not just native Coptic and Nestorian Christians, who have relatively few co-communicants in the West, but also Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants.

The article said, ‘Throughout the Middle East the pattern is the same. Christians are murdered in mob violence or by militant groups. Their churches are bombed, their shops destroyed, and their homes looted. Laws are passed making them second-class citizens, and the majority of them eventually leave’.

It cited the case of one Egyptian, whose teacher choked him with his cross and then his classmates beat him to death. The article added: ‘These are the lands in which Jesus’ apostles and their disciples made some of the first Christian converts. Now they are in danger of imminent extinction’.