ICC Note: Thousands of Christians have fled their countries in the Middle East because they are now controlled by Islamic extremists like IS. Unfortunately, the persecution of Christians continues to prevail and expand in the region, which means that these radicals are succeeding in eradicating Christianity from their areas for now. Even though the situation of Christians is critical, some have stayed to offer hope and advocate for their rights.
12/15/2017 Iraq (The Tablet) – Christians are still being persecuted in Iraq and the threat of extermination must not be forgotten, according to a priest from the region.
Fr Daniel, 27, was in London this week to brief MPs, Peers and church leaders about the ongoing crisis in Iraq.
He handed prime minister Theresa May a scorched Arabic Bible recovered from Karamles near Mosul, Iraq, to as part of the campaign to raise awareness of the plight of persecuted Christians in the Middle East.
According to a report by the charity Open Doors, the charity that supports persecuted Christians, more than 100,000 Christians have left Iraq since the conflict with IS began in 2014, while as many as half of Syria’s estimated 1.7 million Christians have fled the country since 2011.