Iraq Christians Face Harder Times After U.S. Withdrawal

September 10, 2010 04:39

BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)– An influential group dedicated to reportedly persecuted Christians worldwide warned Thursday, September 9, that minority Christians in Iraq face more tough times as American troops are returning to the United States.

By Joseph C. DeCaro, BosNewsLife


‘We have just basically said, ‘Please don’t disturb us as you collapse.'”‘

‘”I’ve spoken at length with refugees all around the region [who are] saying it’s an unreported disaster: the extinction of the Christian community in Iraq.”‘

‘Moeller said Christian persecution “will accelerate” as the U.S. military moves out.’

‘There were at least an estimated 750,000 Christians in Iraq when the United States-led invasion began in 2003, but hundreds of thousands have since fled their homes and many stay in neighboring countries, according to rights and church groups.’


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