Christians found themselves on the road to extinction in Mosul after ISIS captured the city. For the first time in sixteen hundred years, no Church bells rang on Sunday. It is not an anomaly, in the Syrian city of Raqqa Sunni warriors convey a simple message, “convert to Islam or face the sword.”
The genocide of Christians from Pakistan to Morocco has become endemic; the faith and its adherents face annihilation. Western powers, which actively fought for the creation of the state of Israel, freeing the people of Iraq and Libya, as well as arming insurgents in Syria, now have three options: choose a side in the sectarian wars, none of which are friendly to Christians; do nothing allowing the ethnic cleansing of Christians, or give arms and aid to a Christian state.
It is becoming clearer and clearer that certain countries in the middle east are becoming too unstable and dangerous for certain religious and ethnic groups to survive. Specifically, Christians in the middle easy are increasingly and systematically being targeted by Muslim extremists, with governments powerless to do anything. In fact in some cases, even if they can stop this persecution, the government still turns a blind eye.
These extreme situations are becoming too hard to survive. With the lack of trust, safety and general regional stability, the already small Christian minorities in the region are getting smaller and smaller. Millions have been forced to flee to the west.
Dramatic measures-given the dramatic situation at hand-have to be taken to reverse this situation for the better for Christians in the middle east.
How about giving them their own state?
Christians suffered mass persecution across the Middle East.
850,000 Iraqi Christians have fled Iraq since 2003, nearly 100,000 in Egypt according to 2011 numbers, and 450,000 have left Syria. Those who remain live under constant terror: beheadings, suicide bombings,kidnappings, and shootings. Countries like Lebanon with a large Christian population have seen a rise in threats by Islamists.
When Lebanon was a Christian majority country, it enjoyed economic prosperity; Beirut was the Paris of the Middle East. A Christian state has been tried at various times in the past: during the Lebanese Civil War, the Maronites in Lebanon created an enclave in East Beirut, Mount Lebanon, and Beka’a known as “Petit Liban” from 1980 until 1983. A political split in 1983 followed by the invasion from Syria in 1990, and withdrawing of Israeli troops from the security zone in 2000 ended any and all ambitions of the state being fully formed.
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