(October 29, 2018 / Gatestone Institute)
- “I’m proud to be an Iraqi, I love my country. But my country is not proud that I’m part of it. What is happening to my people [Christians] is nothing other than genocide. … Wake up!” – Father Douglas al-Bazi, Iraqi Catholic parish priest, Erbil.
- “Contacting the authorities forces us to identify ourselves [as Christians], and we aren’t certain that some of the people threatening us aren’t the people in the government offices that are supposed to be protecting us.” – Iraqi Christian man, explaining why Christians in Iraq do not turn to government authorities for protection.
- Government-sponsored school curricula present indigenous Christians as unwanted “foreigners,” although Iraq was Christian for centuries before it was conquered by Muslims in the seventh century.
- Read the full story at Gatestone here.