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Raymond Ibrahim thinks so: www.raymondibrahim.com.
The Open Doors human rights organization's report, Mr. Ibrahim writes, "indicates that every Muslim nation that the U.S. has helped liberate, including in the context of the Arab Spring, has become significantly worse for Christians and other minorities". Yikes!
Jun 3rd new
(quote) Paul-1049651 said: Raymond Ibrahim thinks so: http://www.raymondibrahim.com/muslim-persecution-of-christians/becomes-chief-enabler-of-christian-pe...
The Open Doors human rights organization's report, Mr. Ibrahim writes, "indicates that every Muslim nation that the U.S. has helped liberate, including in the context of the Arab Spring, has become significantly worse for Christians and other minorities". Yikes!
Exactly. Christians were able to practice their faith in relative safety in Assad's Syria and Mubarak's Egypt. The euphoria of the "Arab Spring" has given way to despair.
Jun 8th new
Hello,

"Exactly. Christians were able to practice their faith in relative safety in Assad's Syria and Mubarak's Egypt. The euphoria of the "Arab Spring" has given way to despair."

Oh, not to mention Iraq as well under Saddam Hussein !


Cheers,

Michael

Jun 8th new
(quote) Paul-1049651 said: Raymond Ibrahim thinks so: http://www.raymondibrahim.com/muslim-persecution-of-christians/becomes-chief-enabler-of-christian-pe...
The Open Doors human rights organization's report, Mr. Ibrahim writes, "indicates that every Muslim nation that the U.S. has helped liberate, including in the context of the Arab Spring, has become significantly worse for Christians and other minorities". Yikes!
Was the U.S. the only country helping to liberate those countries?
Jun 8th new
(quote) Marianne-100218 said: Was the U.S. the only country helping to liberate those countries?
No, but the US spearheaded the 'coalition of the willing' and its fair to ask whether other countries would have participated without US pressure or encouragement.
Jun 8th new
(quote) Paul-1049651 said: No, but the US spearheaded the 'coalition of the willing' and its fair to ask whether other countries would have participated without US pressure or encouragement.
I hope the U.S. learns from its past missions.
Jun 8th new
(quote) Marianne-100218 said: I hope the U.S. learns from its past missions.
Yes, and apart from anything else, it would be good for China to see that the US is still capable of taking corrective action in its own self-interest.
Jun 8th new
(quote) Michael-1071426 said: Hello,

"Exactly. Christians were able to practice their faith in relative safety in Assad's Syria and Mubarak's Egypt. The euphoria of the "Arab Spring" has given way to despair."

Oh, not to mention Iraq as well under Saddam Hussein !


Cheers,

Michael

People don't realize that Jews, who were living in North Africa over the centuries,
were driven out long before any of this happened.

Jun 8th new
(quote) Marianne-100218 said:

People don't realize that Jews, who were living in North Africa over the centuries,
were driven out long before any of this happened.

Yes, I recall reading that in classical times there were a million Jews in Egypt and a huge diaspora throughout the Roman world -- even before the struggles of 70 AD and 135 AD. That's why the Septaguint was compiled -- many Jews were more comfortable reading Greek than Hebrew. And of course huge numbers of Jews fled (or were driven from, it varied) Arab countries after 1948, when the Arabs were smoldering with resentment over their defeat in the first Arab-Israeli war. In fact the population of Israel basically doubled in its first few years because of that.
Jun 8th new
(quote) Paul-1049651 said: Yes, I recall reading that in classical times there were a million Jews in Egypt and a huge diaspora throughout the Roman world -- even before the struggles of 70 AD and 135 AD. That's why the Septaguint was compiled -- many Jews were more comfortable reading Greek than Hebrew. And of course huge numbers of Jews fled (or were driven from, it varied) Arab countries after 1948, when the Arabs were smoldering with resentment over their defeat in the first Arab-Israeli war. In fact the population of Israel basically doubled in its first few years because of that.

With DNA testing of Jews in Northern Africa, they found that a lot originated

from Israel, way back when. It is interesting to read about the diaspora that

you mentioned.

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