ICC Note:The recent history of Christian persecution is blood stained and grief ridden, as thousands have been killed in the Middle East and many more have been displaced. Christians, among other minorities, are a specific target of the violence that is destroying Iraq and Syria. Despite the fact that the US knows and recognizes this, only 60 Christian refugees have been admitted to the United States since 2011 from Syria.
06/02/2016 Syria (The Patriot Post): Christian persecution is nothing new — in fact, the founder of the religion, Jesus Christ, promised it would happen. And it has happened regularly for the last 2,000 years. Recent events (and serious policy malfeasance) in the Middle East have brought an increase in this persecution, too. Yet the Obama administration isn’t lifting a finger to help Christian refugees. Here’s a brief history:
In July 2014, we learned that Muslims were purging Christians from Iraqi cities. Unfortunately, since 2003, more than one million Christians have been exiled from Iraq while, as of 2014, an estimated 300,000 remained. Christians were safer under Saddam Hussein.
In August 2015, we reported that 28 Chaldean Christians had been sitting in a San Diego immigration detention facility while bureaucrats decided whether to let them seek asylum in America or be returned to Iraq. 27 of them were deported.
In November 2015, it was revealed that just 53 of 2,184 Syrian refugees admitted into the U.S. since the Syrian civil war erupted in 2011 were Christians.
In January 2016, we noted a report indicating that more than 7,100 Christians were killed in 2015, almost entirely in the Middle East.
In March 2016, Secretary of State John Kerry finally admitted that the Islamic State is committing genocide against Christians and other minorities.