Saturday, July 11, 2015

Pope Francis Decries the 'Genocide' of Middle East Christians

Finally, the Pope weighs in on the terrible persecution of Christians in the mideast. 

By Noam A. Rotem

AFP reports from Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), that Pope Francis, this past Thursday, called for an end to the "genocide" of Christians taking place in the Middle East and beyond. Quote:
"Today we are dismayed to see how in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world many of our brothers and sisters are persecuted, tortured and killed for their faith in Jesus," he said in Bolivia, part of a three-nation tour to his native South America. 
"In this third world war, waged piecemeal, which we are now experiencing, a form of genocide is taking place, and it must end."
Sadly what appears to be missing from his statement is a clear accusation of the perpetrator, namely, fundamental Arab Islamism, which is the ruling doctrine across vast areas of the Arab mideast, and despite its brutal, violent, genocidal, bigoted, anti-Semitic and misogynistic nature, enjoys widespread support across many parts of the Arab and Islamic world.

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Please share if you agree, thanks in advanced, kindly, Noam Rotem