Thousands Flee as Terrorists Take Over Iraq’s Christian Heartland | ChristianityToday

This article, from a Christian magazine, tells the same story as the article about Christians in Iraq that I just identified from a general news/opinion magazine.  The other difference is that this article gives more details.  Other than that, the two articles report the same facts.

It is sad, but not at all surprising, to see the mainstream media downplay and ignore the realities covered in these two articles.  The same is true when it comes to persecution of Christians worldwide, as noted in this article on which I posted earlier today.

I do not say this from any resentment toward the mainstream media.  They are reliably anti-Christian in their worldview, and can be expected to defend every other possible category of human beings before they say a word beneficial to Christians.  It would be foolish to expect them to be friendly toward Christian faith.  Why then am I pointing this out?  To make sure you realize not to trust mainstream media for all your news.  If that’s your only source, you’ll be ill-informed about many things important in this life.

Some excerpts:

Iraq’s Christian population has shrunk in recent years from 1.2 million in the early 1990s to an estimated 300,000 before the most recent attacks.

[T]he Christian population in Mosul shrunk from 35,000 to 3,000 in the past decade.

Christian refugees are fleeing to surrounding areas and as far away as Europe…
Displaced Christians within Iraq face high unemployment, poor housing, and difficulty finding education and medical care…

(3 min read; 665 words)

Thousands Flee as Terrorists Take Over Iraq’s Christian Heartland | Gleanings | ChristianityToday.com.

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