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Iraqi Christians – Out of the Frying Pan into Fire

Flee Islamic terror only to now face genocide in Syria

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Thousands of Iraqi Christians who escaped persecution in Iraq by going to Syria are now returning to Iraq – to escape persecution, World Net Daily reports.

By Michael Carl

12/22/2012 Iraq (World Net Daily) – Thousands of Iraqi Christians who escaped persecution in Iraq by going to Syria are now returning to Iraq – to escape persecution.

Christian Solidarity International, USA President John Eibner, who recently returned from Iraq on an aid mission, couldn’t estimate the number of two-time refugees, but pointed to a report compiled by a special United Nations group that determined the Syrian civil war is now largely “sectarian.”

“The conflict [in Syria] has become overtly sectarian in nature,” Eibner said, quoting from the U. N. report. “Entire communities are at risk of being forced out of the country or of being killed inside the country.

“That means genocide,” Eibner explained, “according to the Genocide Convention of 1948.”

Eibner explained Iraqi Christians who fled Iraq to get away from Muslims trying to kill them have now found the same danger cropping up in Syria.

“The displaced Iraqis whom we met earlier this week were forced by Islamic terror to flee their country and found refuge in Syria, where they enjoyed security and a better standard of living than they had in Iraq,” Eibner said. “[But] now they are witnessing sectarian violence in Syria that is reminiscent of what they experienced in Iraq in the run up to the reign of terror in 2006-2008.”

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