Iraqi Aid Founder: Global Hostility Enables Christians’ Slaughter
ICC Note: Christians in the Middle East are facing what many view as a genocide that could mean their disappearance from their homelands. Yet, they see far too many are silent. They are asking “Why is the world silent”? While some aid is coming to them, it is nowhere close to sufficient and it is not just humanitarian assistance that is needed, but Christians are facing an armed movement intent on seeing them gone from their lands.
03/23/2015 Iraq (Newsmax) Global hostility toward Christians coupled with a fear of offending Muslims is contributing to a modern-day Christian holocaust in the Middle East at the hands of the Islamic State, says the founder of an organization that aids Iraqi Christians living under siege by Islamist militants.
“There’s an attack against the Christian church in the West and in the East, and this is why the world is silent” toward the Islamic State’s atrocities against Christians, Juliana Taimoorazy, founder of the Iraqi Christian Relief Fund, told “MidPoint” host Ed Berliner on Newsmax TV on Monday.
“We’re too afraid to even offend Islamist extremists,” said Taimoorazy, an Assyrian Christian who fled religious persecution in her native country, Iran, and resettled in the United States.
“Therefore, who pays the heaviest price?” she said. “Those innocent victims in the East, Christians and other minorities, like Yazidis.”
Taimoorazy welcomed a “60 Minutes” feature on Sunday about the plight of Iraqi Christians, whom she said are being “exterminated from that region” by the Islamic State (ISIS).
But she called the segment a rarity, and did not hesitate to compare the persecution of Middle East Christians today to ethnic and religious genocides of the past.