Mass Exodus Of Christians Fleeing the Middle East

Like the Jews before them, Christians are fleeing the Middle East, emptying what was once one of the world’s most-diverse regions of its ancient religions. They’re being driven away not only by Islamic State, but by governments the U.S. counts as allies in the fight against extremism. When suicide bomb attacks ripped through two separate Palm Sunday

services in Egypt last month, parishioners responded with rage at Islamic State, which claimed the blasts, and at Egyptian state security. Government forces assigned to the Mar Girgis church in Tanta, north of Cairo, neglected to fix a faulty metal detector at the entrance after church guards found a bomb on the grounds just a week before. The double bombing killed at least 45 people, and came despite promises from the Egyptian government to protect its Christian minority. FULL REPORT

1 Comment on "Mass Exodus Of Christians Fleeing the Middle East"

  1. Anonymous | May 12, 2017 at 8:11 pm |

    It is absolutely foolish to believe that the Egyptian (or any middle eastern) government would protect Christians any more than the American government would, even under Trump. Donald Trump will protect Christians as much as Erdogan, Sisi, or even Putin would.

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