By Theodore Shoebat
There is a current genocide of Christians that Obama doesn’t want you know about. Its happening in Iraq where the Christian population is on the brink of extinction and being completely driven out or killed. Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako of Baghdad said:
This is very serious. We are losing our community. If Christian life in Iraq comes to an end, this will be a hiatus in our history.
The patriarch also made it clear that the Islamic deluge that is uprooting the Christians is the fault of America’s war in Iraq:
The Americans have been here and they made a lot of mistakes. The current situation is their fault. Why replace a regime [with] something even worse? This is what happened after 2003.
In the first time in 1600 years, there was no Christian mass services held in the Iraqi city of Mosul, as we read from one report:
The Chaldean Catholic Church’s Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, in Kurdish-governed northern Iraq, is reported as saying that for the first time in 1,600 years there was no Mass said in Mosul on Sunday June 15. This is the city taken over days before by ISIS forces.
Reports say the estimated 3,000 or so Christians still there – from about 35,000 in 2003 – all fled ahead of the militias’ takeover of control, although some families were reported to have returned. They cited lack of job prospects and shelter once they’d become internally displaced, or refugees in Kurdish Iraq.
The Islamic cleansing of Christians is most apparent in Egypt, where cases of Muslims kidnapping Christians is increases. Just recently a Christian engineer was kidnapped at gunpoint in the Sinai, as we are informed by one report:
A group of armed masked men in Sinai kidnapped at gunpoint a Christian engineer who works at a cement factory in the Peninsula on Monday, reported state-run Al-Ahram.
Officials of the Catholic Church have also given warning of a genocide of Christians in Nigeria.
According to one report:
Catholic Church officials in northern Nigeria’s diocese of Maiduguri are warning of “genocide” against the Christian minority in the region, where daily attacks, killings and abductions by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram are continuing unabated.
Since 2009, Christians in the country’s north-eastern states have been under siege from the well-armed, highly trained, and massively funded Islamists.
In the latest attack on Sunday 29 June, the terrorists attacked churches and villages in Borno state killing more than 30 people. The attacks occurred about 10 kilometres from Chibok town, where more than 200 schoolgirls, most of them Christians, were abducted in April and are still missing.
Four churches, including the Protestant Church of Christ of Nigeria, the Pentecostal Deeper Life Bible Church and the 1920 American missionary built Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa were destroyed. More than 2,000 people have been killed, this year alone, in the Boko Haram campaign of atrocities.
“What is worrying is the silence of government on the on-going genocide of the Christian minority,” Fr John Bakeni, the secretary of the Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri told The Tablet. “We cannot keep track or records of the attacks. It’s terrible.”
With the increasing attacks, said Bishop Oliver Doeme of Maiduguri, “the human mind could not understand what is happening in the region.”
The violence has forced many Nigerian churches to implement strict security measures such as screening of worshippers and introducing bomb detection equipment.
We should not only read about this violence, but do something about it. We must be doers of God’s work, and not just talkers of it.