Thursday, Dec. 09, 2010

Christians Under Attack in the Middle East

Christians have been leaving the Middle East consistently for years now, but a number of horrific attacks in late October and early November may speed up the exodus. At least 11 Christian locations across Baghdad were struck by synchronized bombings, killing at least six people and wounding more than 30; those strikes appeared to be directly connected to a vicious October 31 invasion of Baghdad's Church of Our Lady of Salvation that left at least 50 people dead. Meanwhile, in Egypt, Coptic Christians and the Muslim majority were involved in angry debates over converts.