Christians are being crucified. Christians are being set on fire. Christians are being sold into slavery. Christianity is on pace to be eliminated in much of the Mid East.
The media has turned a blind eye. For the most part, our politicians don’t seem to care. There is no outrage in corporate America and Europe.
Where is the outrage?
It’s part a lack of resources overseas and part simple disinterest at home, but the American news media seemingly are out of the business of covering international news.
A UN envoy has said recently that more than 50 mass graves have been discovered in areas once held by the Islamic State (Isis) as evidence of genocide mounts against the terror group. As Isis (Daesh) concede land in Iraq human remains from thousands of men, women and children have been discovered buried in shallow graves.
The extremists massacred Yazidis, Sunni and Shia Muslims, Kurds and Iraqi troops as they carved their self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq out of blood. Mass graves have been found near Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq, near Anbar in western Iraq and in Tikrit in northern Iraq.
A petition with more than 400,000 signatures from citizens all over the world was recently submitted at the U.N. headquarters in New York calling on the Security Council to formally declare the persecution of Christians and other minorities in Syria and Iraq as genocide.
Religious leaders like Nigerian Bishop Joseph Danlami Bagobiri and Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart of Aleppo, Syria joined representatives of the advocacy group CitizenGO outside the U.N. in New York last week to press the Security Council to “take a step forward to protect Christians and other religious minorities that live there” in order for religious freedom to prevail in that part of the world.
“So we are here to support our brothers and sisters, Christians and other believers that are suffering persecution, that are suffering killings, that are suffering discrimination in this part of the world, the Middle East,” said Ignacio Arsuaga, president of CitizenGO, the Catholic News Agency (CNA) reports.