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Last updated on December 6th, 2019 at 03:51 pm
The US raid that resulted in the death of the leader of Isis in October was named after a Christian woman he raped.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed himself rather than be …
A Christian family from the Middle East is reunited in Australia
(Photo: Barnabas Fund)
A leading aid charity has accused the British Government of failing Middle East Christians who face genocide by Islamic State (ISIS) after the Government finally released figures showing that Christians are badly under represented in the Government’s refugee intake.
Out of over 4,000 Syrian refugees welcomed in 12 months, only 64 were Christian. This is just 1.5%, whereas 10% of the Syrian population called themselves Christian before the civil war started.
Girl kidnapped by ISIS appears on Facebook
Two years after her abduction by ISIS, little Christine, whose kidnap we reported in HEART, is still missing – but hopes rose for her mother when her daughter’s photo appeared on Facebook.
At least …
After the EU and Council of Europe recognised the slaughter of Middle East Christians by ISIS as genocide, the US Christian campaigners American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) urged the UN and President Obama to follow suit.
Once the terror group’s 21-month vicious rampage through Northern Iraq and Syria is recognised as genocide, human rights agreements oblige participating governments to respond.
In moving scenes at Prague airport, the first of 37 families rescued from Iraq arrived in late January.
Majid Rashid, one of the first ten arrivals, expressed relief: “For Christians, life is very hard in Iraq, we could describe it like living hell.”
He declared: “For us living in Iraq means giving your life and accepting death moment after moment.”
Christians across Syria and Iraq are struggling to survive. The advance of Islamic State (IS) has made an already devastating situation worse. Kidnappings and killings of Christians are on the increase, and some Christian women and girls have been enslaved.
Yet despite impassioned pleas from Christian campaigners, the British government will only bring in refugees from UN camps. And the UN’s camps are dangerous places for Christians – IF they escape the clutches of IS to arrive at one.
Two Archbishops and the Vicar of Baghdad have failed to persuade Mr Cameron to do more for Syrian and Iraqi Christians who face death daily. Now it’s your turn