Obama response to Christian killing fields ‘horrifying’
ICC Note: George Marlin’s new book, “Christian Persecution in the Middle East: a 21st Century Tragedy” is bringing light to the realities of persecution in the Middle East today. Highlighting specifics historically
Christian communities, Marlin tells the truth of what is actually happening. He condemns the response of the western world to the genocide developing in Syria and Iraq.
06-08-2015 USA (WND Faith): Syrian Christian families are being forced out of their homes by rebel factions operating with the support of the U.S. and its allies in Syria’s civil war while President Obama continues his policy of ignoring a genocide in the making.
According to George Marlin’s new book, “Christian Persecutions in the Middle East: A 21st Century Tragedy,” acts of violence by Islamic groups forced about 150,000 Iraqi Christians to escape to Syria.
Now, the Christians are running out of places to hide in an increasingly Islamic Middle East.
“Christians in Syria and Iraq are generally caught in the middle of these conflicts and find they are targeted by all sides, because they support democratic reform and are perceived to be sympathetic to the West,” said Marlin, chairman of Aid to the Church in Need USA.
‘Horrified’ by Obama response to persecution
He said the response of the Obama administration to the war on Christianity in the Middle East has been abysmal.
“My hope in writing this book was to remind the West that the unthinkable is real and to jolt the conscience of the West, where too many people have been putting their heads in the sand, including the White House,” Marlin said. “I was horrified at their response of the White House when those Coptic Christians were murdered on the beach in Libya, specifically because they were Christians, and our president referred to them as ‘migrant workers from Egypt.’
“Pope Francis said they were murdered solely because of their faith, and no one has stepped up to the plate on this, no one in Europe, no one at the White House, to condemn what is going on and try to effect change.”
Marlin believes part of the lack of response comes from the fact that Europe, and increasingly America, has lost touch with its Christian roots and thus feel no connection with the persecuted Christians of the Middle East.