Michael Young notes that religious minorities across the Middle East – especially Christian communities – are fleeing the region due to repression and violence. One country not mentioned as a serial oppressor of Christians? Israel.
And yet, there is understandable fear for the Christian presence in the region because in several countries we may already have reached a point of no return. In Iraq, it is difficult to imagine a massive homecoming of Christians in the foreseeable future, if ever. In Syria, unless the conflict ends soon and a post-Assad government takes urgent measures to reassure the country’s myriad minorities, the exodus of Christians will only gain momentum.
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