Over the last few months, we’ve documented the horrific persecution against Christians in the Middle East under ISIS.
As the UK Express puts it, “Just 70 years since the end of the Second World War, a genocide is taking place once again, this time against Christians.
Scores have already been murdered by Islamic State and thousands forced to leave ancient Christian communities in northeastern Syria and western Iraq as the extremists demand they either convert to Islam, pay an extortionate rate of tax or face execution.
In areas controlled by IS, Christians have been crucified, beheaded, raped and subjected to forced conversion.
Christian children are also being sold as slaves.
Patrick Sookhdeo, founder and director of the Barnabas Fund is seeking refuge for the hundreds of thousands of Syrian Christians who continue to live under the tyranny of IS.
Mr Sookhdeo says: “It is like going back 1,000 years seeing the barbarity that Christians are having to live under. I think we are dealing with a group which makes Nazism pale in comparison and I think they have lost all respect for human life.
“Crucifying these people is sending a message and they are using forms of killing which they believe have been sanctioned by Sharia law.
“For them what they are doing is perfectly normal and they don’t see a problem with it. It is that religious justification which is so appalling.”
Of course here in the United States, we’ve been told by our president and his administration that we simply must open our doors and arms to Syrian refugees, with an initial estimate of 10,000 and perhaps many, many more.
And you’d imagine that with so many Christians being slaughtered in the Middle East, our government would do everything possible to ensure they would find safe haven here, right?
Since the Paris terror attacks on November 13th, the United States has admitted 132 Syrian refugees. You know how many are Christian?
According to CNS News, all 132 are Sunni Muslims.
No Christian, Druze, Shi’ite, Alawite, or member of any other religious minority in Syria has been admitted over that period, according to data from the State Department Refugee Processing Center.
What’s more, the majority of those admitted are male, between the ages of 14 and 50.
Seems like President Obama’s recruiting efforts are in full swing.
But this is nothing new. CNS News says “Since FY2016 began two months ago, 423 Syrian refugees have been admitted into the U.S., of whom 418 (98.8 percent) were Sunni Muslims. The remaining five (1.2 percent) were Christians – three Catholic, one Orthodox and one simply described as “Christian.
In fact, since the Syrian civil war began in 2011, only 2.3 percent of the 2,296 Syrian refugees admitted to the U.S. were Christian. More than one-quarter of the Syrian refugees allowed entry into the U.S. since the conflict began are men aged 14-50, and the vast majority of them are Sunni Muslim.”
CNS also points out “the Christian cohort among the Syrian refugees accepted into the U.S. since the war began (2.3 percent) is considerably smaller than the proportion of Christians in the Syrian population – 10 percent, according to the CIA World Factbook.
At the same time, the proportion of Sunni Muslims among the accepted refugees (93 percent since the war began) is significantly higher than the proportion of Sunni Muslims in the Syrian population – 74 percent.”
If this is not discrimination, I really do not know what is. But even more worrisome is that it appears to be deliberate. And that’s the scariest part of all.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]