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Christians at higher risk after UN conference

ICC Note

“Whenever there is animosity towards the West in general, unfortunately the Christian believers in other countries throughout the region are often targeted because many people view Christianity as a Western religion. They don’t realize that it truly is a Middle Eastern religion.”

04/23/2009 Iran (MNN) ― Several national leaders continue to seethe after Iranian President Ahmadinejad inappropriately made anti-Semitic remarks at a United Nations conference on racism.

The dispute over Iran ‘s and Israel ‘s issues caused such a distraction that more pressing matters which should have been addressed in a discussion about racism were dismissed. David Harder of the Christian satellite television network for the Middle East and North Africa , SAT-7, notes the discrepancy from the conference.

“One of the things that’s overarching is that by bringing up issues that Iran has with Israel , they was able to completely neglect the treatment of Christians in the Middle East and North Africa .”

The topic of Muslim subjugation seems to be brought up quite often in international circles, while the persecution of the Christian minority in the Middle East and North Africa is very much ignored. “There are Christians that live in every country in the region and they suffer; they have difficult times,” says Harder. “Sometimes the pressure is very overt, and sometimes it’s very subtle. Unfortunately, those things weren’t dealt with.”

“Whenever there is animosity towards the West in general, unfortunately the Christian believers in other countries throughout the region are often targeted because many people view Christianity as a Western religion. They don’t realize that it truly is a Middle Eastern religion.”

Above all, these persecuted Christians need prayer. Pray for their safety and protection as tensions rise toward the West. Pray that they would be free to worship as many of other religions are able.

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