Christians Forced to Leave Iraq

Thanks to Will for the heads up on this article suggesting that Christians in Iraq are being forced to leave their homes as their neighbourhoods are ‘Islamicized’.

One wonders what Qur’an these people are reading, as I’m pretty sure the holy book demands that Christians are treated well and allowed freedom to worship.

Certainly, Surah 6:107 suggests freedom of religious belief for anyone:

If it had been God’s plan, they would not have taken false gods, but We made you, not one to watch over their doings, nor are you set over them to dispose of their affairs.”

This is the problem with fundamentalism: it ignores the conjunctive texts from its own tradition and focuses only on purifying its own space.

Not that Christians are guiltless here. Unbelievably, one guy has decided the best way to minister to Muslims is to “urge all my christian brothers around the globe to use their influence to bed as many muslims girls as possible.