The Unnoticed Genocide
Castrogonia isn't the only rotten egg ignored by the news media of the so-called free world. In fact, reporting on Castrogonia fits into a larger pattern: if events don't fit into the grand narrative of politically correct mythology, or make the politically-correct crowd uncomfortable, then don't expect journalists to handle these rotten eggs. Even worse, if they do handle such cases, expect a cover-up or a spin job that hides the truth.
Here is one such example. Unfortunately, this Christmas is going to be a dark one for Christians in the Middle East, the cradle of Christianity. One newspaper in Israel is covering the story. (So is Fox News)
Once protected, Christians have become fair game in Iraq and Syria
A warning appeared on many Facebook accounts in Iraq last week: “The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant organization intends to attack English teachers.” It’s not clear why the group, which is an Al-Qaida offshoot that operates in Syria as well, chose Iraq’s English teachers as its target, though one Facebook user who got the warning surmised that “maybe they think English teachers teach the culture of Satan, and maybe they believe that only Christians teach English.”
But there’s no maybe about the fact that radical Islamist organizations in Iraq and Syria are not just fighting the governments of those countries. They also hope to lead Iraq and Syria down the path of fundamentalist Islam. As part of that goal, they are hoping to rid those countries of their non-Muslim minorities.
“The radical organizations are now attacking [Christian] children to get their parents to leave the country,” Maria Saada, a Christian member of the Syrian parliament, warned a few days ago. “In the last few days, five Christian schools have been attacked where children have been killed.”
According to Western estimates, about 45,000 Christians out of a total Christian population of about 2 million have fled Syria, and the pace is increasing. The statistics from Iraq are even more shocking. Of a minority population that numbered about 1.2 million in the 1990s, only between 200,000 and 500,000 Christians remain in the country. And the situation of those Christians who have stayed in Iraq, where more than 6,200 people have been killed this year, is particularly difficult, with high unemployment, discriminatory religious legislation and concerns for their personal safety.
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