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THE END OF MIDEAST CHRISTIANITY? – AT 9:27 A.M. ET:  On this Christmas eve we recall that the birth of Christ occurred in Bethlehem, in the Mideast.  But Christianity is dying in the Mideast, yet the chattering classes don't seem to care.  The growth of militant, fundamentalist Islam will not help matters.  From London's Telegraph, which at least is covering the story:

Christianity faces being wiped out of the “biblical heartlands” in the Middle East because of mounting persecution of worshippers, according to a new report.

The study warns that Christians suffer greater hostility across the world than any other religious group.

And it claims politicians have been “blind” to the extent of violence faced by Christians in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

The most common threat to Christians abroad is militant Islam, it says, claiming that oppression in Muslim countries is often ignored because of a fear that criticism will be seen as “racism”.

The usual suspects, politically correct to the end, do their damage.

It warns that converts from Islam face being killed in Saudi Arabia, Mauritania and Iran and risk severe legal penalties in other countries across the Middle East.

The report, by the think tank Civitas, says: “It is generally accepted that many faith-based groups face discrimination or persecution to some degree.

"A far less widely grasped fact is that Christians are targeted more than any other body of believers.”

COMMENT:  Please note the great interest of our "leaders" in this development.  They're so busy worrying about "Islamophobia," which is largely a manufactured problem, that they don't see what is happening to Western religions. 

Of course, part of the problem is that some "religious" organizations in the West have become left-wing front operations, more interested in "understanding" people who want to chop their heads off than they are in preventing the chopping. 

December 24, 2012