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The End Of Christianity In Iraq Could Be Very Near Says An Iraqi Priest


BAGHDAD: The end of Christianity in Iraq could be very near.

Christianity in Iraq is in crisis
Christianity in Iraq is in crisis

According to Canon Andrew White, the vicar of the only Anglican church in Iraq,” The end of Christianity in Iraq could be “very near”, as Islamic militants continue their attacks of Christians and the central government. Things are so desperate, our people are disappearing. We have had people massacred, their heads chopped off.”

Are we seeing the end of Christianity?

We are committed come what may, we will keep going to the end, but it looks as though the end could be very near. “ISIS militants had warned Christians in the northern state of Iraq that they need to convert to Islam, pay a tax or be put to death, forcing thousands of them to flee the region. The militants had also painted the letter “N” for Nasrani, the Arabic word for Christian, in Christian homes in Mosul. The Islamic extremists have declared an “Islamic state” in the territory of Iraq and Syria, and have sworn to take control of Baghdad.

“The Christians are in grave danger. There are literally Christians living in the desert and on the street. They have nowhere to go,” he stated. “We do not want Britain to forget us. We – and I’m saying ‘we’ talking like an Iraqi Christian – have always been with the British because they have already been with us.”

“Watchdog groups like International Christian Concern has said that up to a million Christians lived in Iraq prior to the U.S.-led invasion in 2003 against the government of ruler Saddam Hussein, but that number has dropped to less than half.