December 14, 2010
The religion of peace is forcing Christians out of Iraq, a country the United States has fought and died for. Wouldn't it be the supreme irony for Christians to have had more freedom under Saddam Hussein than the current democratically-elected Iraqi government?
A new wave of Iraqi Christians has fled to northern Iraq or abroad amid a campaign of violence against them and growing fear that the country's security forces are unable or, more ominously, unwilling to protect them. So reports the New York Times.
Christians in Iraq date to the time of Christ. And now through homicide bombings and attacks on their remaining churches, they are being forced out by Muslims.
What is the Obama administration doing about this? It focuses on training programs for the FBI and TSA to make sure we are not offending Muslims here, but it appears to be doing nothing to defend Christians in Iraq. We should pray for our fellow believers in Iraq and turn up the heat on the Obama administration to pressure Iraq's government to protect Christians there.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.