July 20, 2017

The Rebel in Iraq: Demographics throw future of Middle East Christians into doubt

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Erbil, Iraq, a once-bustling city, is rebuilding after years of ISIS attacks. It is also home to thousands of Christians who fled there to escape Islamic persecution.

This region was once majority Christian, a community that survived for a thousand years.

Now that Christians are a minority here, their chances for survival are low.

They have no real allies. Even the Pope speaks more about Muslim refugees than Christian ones.

That's why The Rebel came to Iraq: 

To provide humanitarian aid to these neglected Christians, and to tell their story through a world-class documentary.

Visit SaveTheChristians.com to watch all our reports, and to learn about our crowdfunding campaigns.

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commented 2017-07-23 20:42:06 -0400
“Ayan you are either being naive or a liar.”

I guess the Christians in Israel are liars too.

“Politically, Christians agree with Muslims in saying Israel cannot be a democracy and a Jewish state at the same time. About seven-in-ten Christians (72%) and 63% of Muslims take this view. Israeli Christians have political views similar to those of their fellow Arabs on several other issues as well. For example, majorities of Christians (80%) and Muslims (72%) say the Israeli government is not making a sincere effort to achieve a peace agreement with the Palestinians, and most Christians (79%) and Muslims (61%) in Israel also say the continued building of Jewish settlements in the West Bank hurts Israel’s security. And Israeli Christians (86%) and Muslims (75%) both overwhelmingly say the U.S. is too supportive of Israel.”

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/05/10/5-facts-about-israeli-christians/
commented 2017-07-23 01:48:14 -0400
Mahvash Kogan is being prudent. The Jews of Iran have learned from the example of Habib Elghanian. Ayan you are either being naive or a liar.
commented 2017-07-23 00:21:01 -0400
“Ayan Ray they have given a lot to make peace and they get attacked every time, you are so full of sh*t your eyes are brown. Sorry your BS does not work on informed people. You hate filled scum.”

“Ayan Ray Israel can do as it wants , filthy bigots like you have no say.”

“Ayan Ray, Taqiyya not welcome or appreciated. Go away.”

Does the truth hurt?

“EL: Now that Christians are a minority here, their chances for survival are low.”

Hyping up fear again.

“We were fearful in the ’80s. We were feeling the pressure. Now, we are not concerned anymore. We feel secure and enjoy freedoms,” said Mahvash Kohan, a female Jewish pilgrim who came to Yazd from Shiraz. “In the past, Israel and others were providing incentives such as housing that lured some Jews. Now, it’s not like that. And Iranian Jews have better living and working conditions in Iran. So, no one is willing to leave now.”

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/11/26/in-iran-mideast-largest-jewish-population-outside-israel-finds-new-acceptance.html

“Politically, Christians agree with Muslims in saying Israel cannot be a democracy and a Jewish state at the same time. About seven-in-ten Christians (72%) and 63% of Muslims take this view. Israeli Christians have political views similar to those of their fellow Arabs on several other issues as well. For example, majorities of Christians (80%) and Muslims (72%) say the Israeli government is not making a sincere effort to achieve a peace agreement with the Palestinians, and most Christians (79%) and Muslims (61%) in Israel also say the continued building of Jewish settlements in the West Bank hurts Israel’s security. And Israeli Christians (86%) and Muslims (75%) both overwhelmingly say the U.S. is too supportive of Israel.”

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/05/10/5-facts-about-israeli-christians/
commented 2017-07-21 23:41:10 -0400
Ayan Ray they have given a lot to make peace and they get attacked every time, you are so full of sh*t your eyes are brown. Sorry your BS does not work on informed people. You hate filled scum.
commented 2017-07-21 23:39:51 -0400
Ayan Ray Israel can do as it wants , filthy bigots like you have no say.
commented 2017-07-21 21:12:11 -0400
Ayan Ray, Taqiyya not welcome or appreciated. Go away.
commented 2017-07-21 20:23:04 -0400
“Now that Christians are a minority here, their chances for survival are low.”

Hyping up fear again.

“We were fearful in the ’80s. We were feeling the pressure. Now, we are not concerned anymore. We feel secure and enjoy freedoms,” said Mahvash Kohan, a female Jewish pilgrim who came to Yazd from Shiraz. “In the past, Israel and others were providing incentives such as housing that lured some Jews. Now, it’s not like that. And Iranian Jews have better living and working conditions in Iran. So, no one is willing to leave now.”

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/11/26/in-iran-mideast-largest-jewish-population-outside-israel-finds-new-acceptance.html

“Politically, Christians agree with Muslims in saying Israel cannot be a democracy and a Jewish state at the same time. About seven-in-ten Christians (72%) and 63% of Muslims take this view. Israeli Christians have political views similar to those of their fellow Arabs on several other issues as well. For example, majorities of Christians (80%) and Muslims (72%) say the Israeli government is not making a sincere effort to achieve a peace agreement with the Palestinians, and most Christians (79%) and Muslims (61%) in Israel also say the continued building of Jewish settlements in the West Bank hurts Israel’s security. And Israeli Christians (86%) and Muslims (75%) both overwhelmingly say the U.S. is too supportive of Israel.”

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/05/10/5-facts-about-israeli-christians/
commented 2017-07-21 18:34:52 -0400
As I have stated many times – the west has no exit plan.

Traditional enemies of the west are our temporary friends as they receive cash, weapons, ammunition, explosives and training from the west. Including Canada.

Your tax dollars helped kill many thousands of Christians, as not only isis did this – so did many western backed islamic groups – but you were never told – at least not officially – it is an open secret.

Most Canadians do not care anyways.

And THAT is a true statement – otherwise they would be speaking up about it. And they will not speak up about it because even those who do know, do not care.

As long as it does not affect their personal lives, no problem.

It is a big but not so quiet secret.

Remember – islam is allowed in to Canada.

Christians are DENIED.

Left to be killed as the west desires – even the Pope is not helping but that is another story for another time.

When this western assistance stops, the Christian massacre begins again.

And if the west manages to topple Assad – the only leader left in the mid east outside of Israel that PROTECTS Christians – it will become a true genocide – all ignored by the western media and in my opinion:

“ENCOURAGED BY TRUDEAU AND HIS EVIL ADVISORS.”
commented 2017-07-21 18:30:22 -0400
As I have stated many times – the west has no exit plan.

Traditional enemies of the west are our temporary friends as they receive cash, weapons, ammunition, explosives and training from the west. Including Canada.

YOr tax dollars helped kill the many thousands of Christians as not only isis did this – so did many western backed islamic groups – but you were never told.

It is a big but not so quiet secret.

When this western assistance stops, the Christian massacre begins again.

And if the west manages to topple Assad – the only leader left in the mid east outside of Israel that PROTECTS Christians – it will become a true genocide – all ignored by the western media and in my opinion:

ENCOURAGED BY TRUDEAU AND HIS EVIL ADVISORS.”
commented 2017-07-20 22:39:49 -0400
Thank you Ezra for bringing this. As a Catholic I appreciate what you are doing.
It certainly demonstrates how resilient the Middle East Christians are and explains why they will refuse, even when faced with death, to renounce their faith. Whimpy Canadians and Americans have no clue and can, hopefully, learn from the example of these faithful and brave Christians.
Unfortunately, the rest of the world is doing everything possible to wipe out Christianity by simply standing back and watching it be attacked. But Christianity has survived every attacked; it will survive this.
commented 2017-07-20 20:08:09 -0400
This part of the world is defined by its long and ancient history of invasions, cultural genocides and religious strife – Egyptian empire, Canaanites, Israelite’s,Philistines, Hittites, Chaldeans, Phoneticians, Assyrians, Babylon, Rome, Islam, , Zionists – all have displaced indigenous cultures/religions/cultures — It’s almost a force of nature in the region – to think we can change 4 millennia of regional strife is really quite arrogant.
commented 2017-07-20 19:04:50 -0400
Demographics is against religious Christianity and cultural Christianity in the West as well. Difference is that in the Middle East Christians live their religion and culture and die for it. In the west regressive elitists like Baby Doc work to destroy from within in order to make the conquest easy.
commented 2017-07-20 18:51:11 -0400
Pope Francis is the Obama of Popes. Complete and total fraud.

If your really analyze the root cause of modern, rapidly increasing Christian persecution you only need to look Left, to find it. Pope Francis is one of them.
commented 2017-07-20 18:12:11 -0400
Trump’s reversal of Obama’s morally reprehensible anti Christian refugee program is likely their only hope. Forget about Canada, our Potato in Chief is unlikely to help people who wouldn’t vote Liberal.
commented 2017-07-20 17:28:36 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 33,720 Attacks, 217,516 Killed, 298,713 Injured that we know of

“Christians are the worst part of Canadian Society”, Justin Trudeau, Debate Post, March 28, 2017