Friday, April 19, 2013
Why the West's Indifference to Middle East Christians?
In this environment, it’s no wonder that Christianity is dying in the land of its birth.
What’s more puzzling is why the Western world couldn’t care less.
As recently as a century ago Christians made up 20 percent of the population of the Middle East, with thriving communities in what is now Syria, Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, and Egypt. Today thanks to persecution and instability, that estimate has fallen to less than 5 percent. But instead of alarm bells- or even a flicker of interest -- this calamitous decline has been greeted with yawns by the Western media.
The United States, where 76 percent of the population still describes itself as nominally Christian, has been surprisingly indifferent…
Read the rest of Lars Brownworth's detailed, thoughtful and alarming article, "Indifference to the fate of Middle East Christians has ancient roots" right here at Mercator. By the way, Brownworth is the author of Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire that Rescued Western Civilization which you might find of interest as well.