The inexorable slide to genocidal hostility against modern Jews pale in comparison with Christianity in serious danger of being wiped out in its biblical heartlands because of Islamic oppression in the Middle East.
Christians and converts from Islam are unjustly persecuted, raped and murdered in Muslim-dominated societies.
Over the past century, between a half and two-thirds of Christians in the Middle East have left or been killed.
In the last 20 years two million Christians have been driven out of their Middle East homelands.
In Judea and Samaria (the West Bank), Jews are the victims of hate-motivated murders and Arab Christians have dropped from 15 percent of the population in 1950 to just two percent today due to greater pressure by radical Islamists.
Muslim terror contributed to the alienation, persecution and eventual decline of the Arab Christians. Ramallah was 90% Christian before the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, while Bethlehem was 80% Christian. By 1967, more than half of Bethlehem’s residents were Muslim, while Ramallah is a large Muslim city today.
The silence of the Vatican and the World Council of Churches has been astonishing when they turned a blind eye on Palestinian Arab Christians persecution and harassment by the Islamic extremists.
So why is the Muslim world blaming Israel for the decline of Arab Christians in the disputed Palestinian ruled territories?
Christian persecutions are rampant in the Middle East and they are targeted in greater numbers than the Jews or any other religious faiths throughout the world.
The widespread persecution saturated with unsurpassed violence against Christians by militant Islam across the globe is ignored and chronically underreported by the biased mainstream media.
The crimes against humanity in the Middle East escape the scrutiny and condemnation of most of the world and the media could not tell the truth about the current plight of Christians because they are afraid they will be accused of “racism.”
Oppression is magnified by anti-Americanism and the false belief that Christianity is a “Western” creed, even though it has been an integral part of that Middle East dogma for 2000 years.
Religious apartheid is widely practiced in the Arab Middle East, Africa and Iran. In Saudi Arabia, Christians and Jews may not be citizens at all. Some 700,000 Jews have been forced out of Arab nations, effectively extinguishing the Jewish population in the region, except in Israel, the world’s only Jewish state.
The extent of Christian persecution in Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Iran, Nigeria, Burma, China and India was incredibly appalling and mind-boggling.
This incoherence of religious beliefs happens even in most secular democracies. Obviously, Muslim-majority countries are the most hostile to Christians, simply because of militant Islam’s perverted sense of religious apartheid and jihad against non-Muslims.
The Muslim’s inflated sense of victimhood is an outright lie that doesn’t even make any sense. Militant Islam insult Christians and Jews that is filled with murderous rage and hate, always getting away with their provocations scot-free.
The cover-up of the Benghazi attack by a Muslim-raised US president to the murder of the US ambassador to Libya including three American patriots is unbelievable treason.
This illustrates the deceitful diversion that put together the blame on an unheard of anti-Islam film produced in southern California by a convicted drug felon’ with a Coptic background.
Many Muslims think that the Copts, native Christians of Egypt – are implicated in what they see as a Christian assault on the Muslim world, because of President George W. Bush’s use of the term ‘crusade’ after 9/11.
Today, there are less than 200,000 Christians in Iraq out of the 1.2 to 1.4 million in 1990. Incredibly, the war that was won by majority Christian American soldiers was lost in vain when Iraq fell into the hands of Iran because of Obama’s feckless foreign policy.
Unfortunately, the problems faced by Christians are not by any means restricted to the Muslim world.
Surprisingly, more Christians are imprisoned in China than in any other country in the world where people are incarcerated for up to three years without trial.
In India, Hindu extremists consider the monotheistic traditions of minority Muslims and Christians to be unwelcome imports and resent the latter’s opposition to the caste system.
At issue is a religious fundamentalism that will not go easily since radical Islam’s fatalistic view of death to an infidel as an obligation to Allah is not subject to argument.
This twisted perversion of humanity is difficult to comprehend but effectively could be resisted with determination and strength by western democracies to defeat Islamic militancy as well its fundamentalist core teachings.
Regardless of religious fervor and political unrest that reinforces each other, a strong civilized community of nations can preeminently put an end to this insanity of religious intolerance by neutralizing perversion of all faiths, support of human rights and alleviation of human sufferings in the world.
Sadly, the United Nations (UN) has given a worldwide platform for radical Islamist propaganda to blame others for their own crimes and the UN Human Rights Council continues to attack Israel and yet refuse to condemn heinous examples of apartheid and true crimes against humanity in the Arab Middle East, Iran and China.
In short, the UN has failed immensely as a relevant global body that should promote world peace and stability.
Indeed, if apartheid is a crime against humanity, Israel actually is the only apartheid-free state in the Middle East – a state whose Arab population enjoys full equality before the law and more prerogatives than most ethnic minorities in the free world.
By contrast, apartheid has been an integral part of the Middle East for over a millennium, and its Arab and Muslim nations continue to legally, politically and socially enforce this discriminatory practice against their hapless minorities.
However, Israel is the only country in the Middle East in which the Christian population is growing.
Some 1.4 million Israeli Arabs enjoy more rights than citizens in any Arab country. Only Israel, among all Middle Eastern nations, guarantees equal civil rights for all its citizens, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual preference.
Radical Islam and ultra-Orthodox Judaism, as a religion and a culture – seemed incompatible with liberal, democratic and American values. However, peaceful coexistence is possible in a democracy.
In a democracy, religion and politics do not mix. So, in the utopia called modern Israel, the ultra Orthodox Jews grapple towards a choice between theocracy and democracy.
Hopefully, Islam and ultra-Orthodox Judaism might someday change by recognizing respect for religious liberty as a human right.
Finally, if religious discrimination against people persists in Israel including the Palestinian Territories, it is difficult to agree on the best response why Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East.