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Christian Leader In Iraq: “In 10 Years’ Time There Will Only Be A Few Thousand Christians Left”


Matthew 24:22, “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.”

Colossians 3:12, “Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering …”

Acts 14:22b, “… we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.”

By Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch – “‘The Iraqi Christian community had more than a million followers, 600 thousand in Baghdad alone, now they have less than 400 thousand in the whole country.’ The ones who have been driven out of Iraq weren’t chased out by Zionists, either. Western governments and media wring their hands over ‘Islamophobia’ while hundreds of thousands of Christians in Iraq have suffered grievously at the hands of Islamic supremacists. But to talk about that would harm the wonderful ongoing ‘Muslim-Christian dialogue.’

‘Sako: ‘In 10 years there will only be a few thousand Christians left in Iraq,’’ Asia News, April 28, 2014:

Baghdad (AsiaNew / Agencies) – The Iraqi Chaldean Patriarch, Louis Raphael Sako I, says he is seriously concerned over the continuing decline of Christian presence in the country: “If measures are not taken soon, in 10 years’ time there will only be a few thousand Christians left in Iraq”.

The Iraqi Christian community had more than a million followers, 600 thousand in Baghdad alone, now they have less than 400 thousand in the whole country. The main causes of this massive migration are poor security, increased death threats against Christians from Islamists and the seizure of their property by armed groups.

The Patriarch describes the scale of the phenomenon of migration as “frightening” and says it is worsened by the encouragement of Western powers.

After visiting communities throughout the country, Sako said: “Christians are those who suffer most from the upsurge in violence across Iraq. This is due to the fact that Christians do not maintain tribal affiliations, as do Arab Muslims. The only way they have to resolve disputes is through the Iraqi legal system, which is often criticized for its corruption, and which is subject to political manipulation”.

Source – Jihad Watch.

Flashback: Muslim Cleric In Iraq Issues New Fatwa To All Iraqi Christians: Choose Islam Or Be Killed – “In an interview last December 13 on Egyptian television Al Baghdadia, the Shiite ayatollah Ahmad Al Hassani Al Baghdadi issued a fatwa against Christians in Iraq. Labeling them as ‘polytheists’ and ‘friends of the Zionists’, the extremist leader stressed that they must choose ‘or Islam or death,’ while ‘their women and girls may legitimately be regarded wives of Muslims.’ Al Baghdadi is known for his ‘jihad’ positions and for attacking Americans in the past during their presence in the country, and today he lives in Syria, supporting the armed opposition.” Read more.

Flashback: Christian Charity ‘Open Doors International’: There May Be No Christians Left In Iraq By 2020 – “Increased violence in northern Iraq is pushing Christians out of that part of the country. The Kurdish north was considered a safe area for Christians fleeing from violent persecution in the central and southern regions. But bombings in recent months are causing panic and many are fleeing the country. Al qaeda has claimed responsibility for several of those attacks. Some Christians have been told by local police that they ‘should not be in Iraq because it is Muslim territory.’” Read more.

  1. 04/29/2014 at 8:27 PM

    Just a reflection of what the bible says will happen at the end of days. Tragic but no surprise. The surprise is the lack of concern with most governments and leaders.

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