Dec 27 2011
There are new warnings that Christianity could possibly be wiped out of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Egypt because of severe and persistent persecution against Christians. Apparently, the only place in the Middle East where Christians are safe is the state of Israel.
FOX According to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, in 2003, there were 800,000 to 1.4 million Christians in Iraq. Today, there are only an estimated 500,000 Christians.
Leonard Leo, of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, says that there’s a serious increase in the amount of violence, at the hands of both governments and individuals, that’s been perpetrated against Christians in the region. Of the possibility that Christianity may be eradicated in the region, Leo said, “First of all, Christianity has always been a very important part of the fabric of Middle Eastern and North African society, and for those populations to now be dwindling or leaving, has a very serious impact on the stability, security and prosperity of countries in the Middle East and in north and sub-Saharan Africa.”