Friday, August 7, 2015

OPINION: When Christians fear for their lives, it’s time for Jews to show solidarity

From Jewish News-

It was quite by chance that a few months ago on the eve of Yom Hashoah, I finally grabbed a moment to catch up with TV viewing and sat down to watch the BBC Panorama programme ‘Kill the Christians’.

The parallels between the persecution and wanton violence against Christians, and complete annihilation of entire historic communities at the hands of ISIS in Syria, Iraq and Libya, and the Jewish experience of persecution were obvious. Thousands of Christians are being singled out by violent extremists, simply because they are Christians.

The Pope has described the situation as “a form of genocide” and the Prince of Wales has referred to it as “an indescribable tragedy”.

In fact, Christians are the most widely persecuted minority in the world and Christians face the worst persecution in the Middle East for over 1,000 years, according to a study conducted by the Pew Research Centre.

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