International Fellowship of Christians and Jews

Where’s the coverage? Christian persecution in the Middle East

Image from the Release Farshid Fathi Facebook page.

The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) is calling for more, and more accurate, media attention to be paid to the problem of Christian persecution in the Middle East. Like Stand for Israel, CAMERA was troubled by CBS’s April story entitled “Christians in the Holy Land,” which bashed Israel and sadly, presented more fiction than fact about the very real problem of persecution.

Last week, CAMERA ran a Wall Street Journal ad to call for CBS corrections to the falsehoods on the 60 Minutes segment, and is further noting the lack of media attention to “least three Christian pastors who have been imprisoned in Iran: Youcef Nadarkhani, Benham Irani and Farshid Fathi.”

According to CAMERA:

A Google News search for “Farshid Fathi” turned up few mentions and none in major media outlets. Even fewer turned up under a search for “Benham Irani” and of notable mainstream media outlets, onlyThe Wall Street Journal allotted any space to “Youcef Nadarkhani.

If the press is concerned with the plight of Christians in the Middle East, it is curious that there is so little attention to these cases.

And we echo CAMERA’s question, “Where’s the coverage?”

Author: Stand For Israel | August 20, 2012
Posted in:  Uncategorized


What do you think?

  • John
    August 24, 2012
    6:46 pm

    Aw,c’mon one and all,we all should know by now that satan has infiltrated all nations connected to the West and the only way to stop him is to revert back to the standards of yesteryear….yeah fat chance!!!!

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  • john
    August 23, 2012
    9:13 pm

    And for the record as a Christion nation we are to stand by Isreal and bless the Jews.

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  • john
    August 23, 2012
    9:10 pm

    Intereting thought. Seems like I hear alot of people complaining about our morals failing and our continuing efforts in America to push God out of society, legalize abortion, promote same sex marriage/rights and everything else parallel to a Sodom and Gomora. We complain alot on the forums but how do we get our voice in the media? Satan is silently and quickly destroying the very fiber this country was founded on (In God we trust (Christian standards)) and I dont see any significant movement to counter this.
    So my question is how do we make a stand against this immorality before it consumes us totally?

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  • Jerry
    August 23, 2012
    6:43 pm

    we must all pray for the Jewish and Christian people being persecuted throughout the world. What most will not acknowledge is that most of this persecution is due to the Islamic religion.

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    • john
      August 24, 2012
      7:10 am

      All of this persecution is due to satan. He will use any means to turn your hearts. It is our job to not get consumed in hate but to pray for those that persecute us, even if they are based on the religion of islam.

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  • Malcom
    August 21, 2012
    3:18 pm

    Haven’t you heard that’s fashionable in the US to be anti Christian & Israeli.

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