Prince Charles Speaks Up for Persecuted Christians

Majid Rafizadeh
FrontPage Magazine
12/20/2013

…This week, Prince Charles emphasized that the campaign of persecution by extremist Muslims and fundamentalist Islamists is leading to the disappearance of Christianity in the Middle East. According to The Blaze, Prince Charles stated, “It seems to me that we cannot ignore the fact that Christians in the Middle East are increasingly being deliberately targeted by fundamentalist Islamist militants.”  The British royal also made these remarks and comments to various religious leaders.

The intensity of the kidnappings, murders, and persecutions of minorities, particularly Christians, is higher in countries such as Iraq, Syria, and Egypt. Prince Charles also added in The Telegraph that, “Christianity was literally born in the Middle East and we must not forget our Middle Eastern brothers and sisters in Christ. … Yet today the Middle East and North Africa has the lowest concentration of Christians in the world – just 4 percent of the population, and it is clear that the Christian population has dropped dramatically over the last century and is falling still further.”

In addition, the Prince of Wales stated that several strategies and tactics such as “intimidation, false accusation and organized persecution” are being utilized in a systematic campaign to force out the Christians, creating an exodus of Christians and other minorities from the region, according to The Telegraph. Furthermore, he warned that in case this systematic persecution by Islamists, extremists, and fundamentalists in Muslim societies did not halt, then “we [will] all lose something immensely and irreplaceably precious when such a rich tradition dating back 2,000 years begins to disappear.”…

 

 

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CAJ note: American readers may not realize that this is an important statement from the Prince of Wales; the Queen is head of the Church of England. Our Word Boss notes:

…much more than the Archbishop of Canterbury and other lunatics, the Queen IS the head of the Church of England. Without her, and without that Church, there is no Parliament, no House of Commons, House of Lords, no opening and closing of government. Nothing. So he is almost obliged to comment on it – but the fact that he has does indicate that the persecution is probably far far worse than we may have imagined to this point…

 

 

Chaldean Patriarch: amid war and crises, Christmas is the Middle East’s real hope 

In the Christmas message His Beatitude Mar Raphael I Louis Sako will address to the faithful during Christmas Mass, which he is sharing withAsiaNews, the Chaldean patriarch focuses on the situation in Iraq, on the suffering of the Christian community as well as the whole population. In it, he calls on the faithful to welcome others through solidarity, unity and hope. He also invites them to look at the child’s face, that it may be “a sign for everyone,” even for our “Muslim brothers”, and a source of “prosperity” for the country and “wellness” for its people…

 

 

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