Monday, September 23, 2013

Do Christians in America care about Christians in the Middle East?

A reporter named Lee Stranahan has arrived in Beirut. His mission is to cover the horrible situation facing Christians in the Middle East--the birthplace of the faith. We will be following his reporting.

From his first dispatch:

"Even before I got to Lebanon, I got some confirmation of my suspicion that the plight of Middle Eastern Christians may not be a big news story in the United States but it’s a real, major crisis and people connected to it in this part of the want to talk about it.

On the plane into Beirut, I sat next to a man named Fadi, a Lebanese native and Maronite Christian who was now living in France. His father had passed away in Lebanon a few months ago and now the family was getting together for a memorial.

We talked about the strikes by the Syrian rebels agains the town of Maaloula that I’ve written about for Breitbart News. I explained how most Americans weren’t really paying much attention to what was going on in Syria until President Barack Obama began to talk about attacking it recently. Fadi asked me:

'The Christians in the United States, do they care about what’s happening to the Christians here?'”

"Well, that’s the question for Americans, isn’t it? That’s the question for you, really.

So far, the media has decided you don’t care. The Obama administration appears to pinned their foreign policy public approval hopes in the Middle East on the notion that Americans will either not notice or not care what’s been happening to Christians here."

Well, our own government is now supporting those in Syria who have driven the Christians out. There does not seem to be any Christian solidarity in America, nor any political power. One way to help and learn more is 


Aged parent said...

Dear Editor:

Thank you for this post.

Ever since I began my little blog two years ago I have written post after post on this situation and have come pretty much to the same conclusion, that Christians in America really don't care about what their co-religionists are suffering, even from regimes which are supposed to be our allies in the area. Part of the problem is the ubiquitous Zionist Christian who sees all Arabs as evil who need to be driven from the Middle East. Usually these Christian Zionists are found among the Bible-thumper churches but are now being found, tragically, in some Catholic circles. This attitude blinds them to the sad realities on the ground.

If you like you could read this post offered about that great man, Cardinal Bechara Boutrous Rai, a man who knows exactly what is going on in the Christian East:

Thank you very much, once again, for your post. It was a breath of fresh air.

Anonymous said...

I am a Christian and I care.