Rising Persecution
Mosul’s Christians Are Not Alone
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  • Andrew Allison

    It seems to me that what’s going in Mosul, is aggressive evangelization and that, while the results may been similar, there’s a distinction between rooting out long-established religious groups (anti-semetic, -Christian or, as in Myanma -muslim and proselytizing.

  • stefanstackhouse

    Being dangerous to be a Christian is actually the normal state of affairs. It is what Jesus warned His followers to expect. It has been a different situation for much of the era of “Christendom”, but then much of the danger was not being an officially approved sort of Christian (i.e., being a full-blooded real one instead of the watered-down fake sort). We are now hearing the death rattle of Christendom. Mourn or celebrate, that is the reality. Welcome to the new normal, which is the same as the old, pre-Constantinian old normal.

    • FriendlyGoat

      Islam is not a pre-Constantinian problem. Neither is communism.

      • stefanstackhouse

        Persecution is a pre-Constantinian problem. It doesn’t really make all that much difference whether it is done by Romans or Muslims or Communists or whoever.

        • FriendlyGoat

          I happen to think it makes a huge amount of difference since we all now benefit from an extra 1700 years or so of recorded education, understanding and experience.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    Christians should organize to defend themselves. Allowing themselves to be victimized like this is disgusting.

    • stefanstackhouse

      No, Jesus told us that we should expect this. Either turn the other cheek, or if things get bad enough just flee and leave behind the dust on your shoes. Those are the options that Jesus gave us.

  • lukelea

    Are they eligible for asylum?

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