ICC Note: Migrants from the Middle East are spread out across the world due to the state of their home nations. However, Christian migrants from the Middle East, who are the specific targets of atrocities in many countries have had limited options of escape. Now, the Barnabas Fund has started a new program to help threatened Christian families relocate to Australia.
01/10/2017 Middle East/Australia (WND): Muslim “refugees” from the Middle East have become a worldwide issue, with Germany plagued by sexual assaults, Scandinavians and Brits wondering what happened to their cultures and the United States suffering “lone-wolf” terror attacks.
Despite the concerns, many Western governments have gone to great lengths to open their doors to the Islamic migrants.
But for Christians, who have been the targets of atrocities and hate in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other Muslim nations, the list of options hasn’t been so long.
That’s changing a little now with a new program from Barnabas Fund that helps threatened Christians settle in Australia.
“The historic Christian communities in the Middle East are facing genocide at the hands of Murderous Islamists – Ghassan and his family are but a few of the fortunate ones,” the ministry said of a recent transplant to Australia.
Paul Marshall, Lela Gilbert and Nina Shea have collaborated to create “Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians,” which confirms that groups like Pew Research, Newsweek and The Economist also identify Christians as “the world’s most widely persecuted religious group.”
“The Australian government granted them visas and Barnabas Fund covered their air fares.”
Ghassan, with his wife Ruba and three children, fled Hama, Syria, in March 2014.