End of Arab Christianity
Giulio Meotti
Published: 05.01.12, 11:21
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1. As a Lebanese Christian
Michael ,   Los Angeles   (01.05.12)
As a Lebanese Christian and immigrant to the US, I came to realize that there is a scheme to deport us from the Fertile Crescent. It was widely supported by Henry Kissinger under the Kissinger plan. These figures mentioned in the article did not do so because they had to feed the "muslim tiger" but did so out of conviction as well as the need to protect Christian interests. The war in the Middle East is not about Judiasm, Christianity or Islam. It's simply politics.
2. To: Giulio Meotti
Rebekah ,   Israel   (01.05.12)
Would you please tell us in your next artical in Ynet about the battle of Armageddon, is it true that Jews will be forced to convert to Christianity at that time?
3. Don't forget to blame Israel
israel israeli ,   tel aviv   (01.05.12)
It is easy to blame Christian leaders, but Israel is no less to blame. Rabin and Peres should have ensured that Bethlehem and Jerusalem remained under Israeli sovereignty to protect the Christians. Instead, they chose to sacrifice the Christians to Arafat.
4. Sadly, the only country in which Christians of the region
Jehudah Ben-Israel ,   Qatzrin, Israel   (01.05.12)
can and do feel safe at home, both private as well as homeland, is the nation-state of the Jewish people. We, Jews, are proud of our positive attitude towards both the Christian and Druze communities.
H ROSEN ,   PA USA   (01.05.12)
Islam can take no other beliefs. Their own doubts about the religion they plagurisically lifted from the old and new testaments and added some equestrian feats by the boys from Allah;; gives them doubts. They will not tolerate even listening or seeing any small amounts of the religion they stole from.
6. ultimately
will it destroy what it is trying to become? and essentialy what it is.
7. crocodile tears
eliyas ,   PALESTINE   (01.05.12)
mr. meotti, fool someone else. we christians exist since 2000 years and we will exist the next 2000 years in palestine, no matter of salafis or zionists. if you want to support christians of the middle east, stop supporing israel and western allies like saudi arabia. they are the real enemy of arab christians
8. Maybe the pope should call for a new
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (01.05.12)
crusade ? LOLLLLL
9. Meotti.
Pete ,   UK   (01.05.12)
How much is he paid to write this infantile drivel.
10. US is feeding the Islamic Crocodile Too
arab Christian   (01.05.12)
"Christians are paying the anti-Israel appeasing choice: they feed the Islamic crocodile hoping it would eat them last." lol. To be fair, The US is also feeding the Islamic Crocodile. The US agrees that that the Muslim Bortherhood take over Egypt. The US has a strong alliance with Saudi Arabia, the wahabi state. I think the idea is temporary to separate the Muslims to create a division between Sunnis and Shiites and then once that is perfect, attack Iran. Divide and Conquer the Muslim world.The war between east and west never ended. It all started when the eastern roman empire fell to the turks and to this day this war is going on, even though no one dares say that it never ended. In truth it never ended. I sure hope that all religions can come to an agreement. We can all live together under one God. All these years of hatred can be put behind. There can be peace one day once all religions accept each other and allow freedom of worship in their cities to people of other faiths.
11. And the world is silent...
Tariq   (01.05.12)
12. Wow
PalestinianChristian ,   Toronto,ONT,Canada   (01.05.12)
Why are we leaving? who kicked my family out of our homes, and refused to let us return, did "Islamists" do that ? no, YOU DID, there are almost 300,000 Palestinian Arab Christians in Chile alone, all dreaming for the day they can go home, and they can't, because of you and your government, who invaded Iraq, disbanded the army, disbanded the police, and let in almost 500,000 foreign fighters from Saudi Arabia and Jordan that started bombing Christians and Shia Muslims, what about in Lebanon? yes, that's right, the civil war that the PLO and Israel imposed on that country, and in Syria, where you have a growing, flourishing Christian community, you have American "Christians" supporting armed terrorists attacking the state, don't blame Arabs, don't blame Islam, BLAME YOURSELVES.
13. The y should have got their own country then
Matt   (01.05.12)
The Pope should not have said the VP daughter was going to go to hell. We are the hand of God on this earth.
abdullah ,   Jordan   (01.05.12)
M.E. has seen more Islamic times. religious persecution is European not Arab! Jews and Christians live happily in Middle East, when they're not fomenting violence, hatred, and chaos. When Islam reigns supreme! Justice reigns supreme!
15. as usual, Meotti offers simplisitc, almost infantile...
Rafi ,   US   (01.05.12)
... explanations to complex problems. In his usual fashion Meotti also places the Jews as hapless victims at the center of all that occurs in the Mid East if not the world. Basically his paranoid proclivities intrude on rational thought process.
16. crocodile tears
hamied ,   southafrica cape tow   (01.05.12)
Islam is a religion of peace, we should be tolerant of one another not vilify one another, and amicably interact with one another, when we will stand in front of god and we will then we should better have the correct answers, for he knows what we have in our hearts, take care hamied
17. Splendid and vibrant essay
Rafi Hadjan ,   TLV   (01.05.12)
18. what about Lebanon?
atm   (01.05.12)
the author conveniently forgot to mention that terrorist attacks against christians in lebanon haven't happened in several years. or the fact that it is the only country in the middle east where christians have any real political rights or about the fact that it is the only country in the middle east with christians holding the presidency and other high ranking positions
19. The gift of Islam
Dan ,   Florida   (01.05.12)
Islam as is practiced in the Middle East freely gives the multiple gifts of intolerance, ignorance, poverty and death to anyone they subjectively believe is an infidel. But it is the Muslims of the Middle East that are the infidels as there is no fidelity to God but the wreckage of death & destruction they leave behind.
20. Deny themselves
Dan ,   Florida   (01.05.12)
For Muslims to deny Judaism and Christianity, both as are the foundations upon which this Middle Eastern Islamic cult was built, is to deny themselves. Absent any foundation, Islam is doomed to collapse under the weight of its own illegitimacy.
21. Don't fight, play nice you guys
YHVH God Allah ,   Heaven   (01.05.12)
There is more than enough for all of you.
22. Beware
Dan ,   Germany   (01.05.12)
First they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the Christians, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Christian Then they came for the Seculars and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Secular Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.
23. @2 that's ridiculous who lied to you like that?
24. thank you Mr Meotti
Samy Dayan   (01.05.12)
Nobody writes about this catastrophe
25. christianity and the arab world
ed ,   reno, america   (01.05.12)
the only christianity leaving the middle east are denominations there will always be christians there and they will multiply. the old saw about telling a lie loud enough and often enough people will believe it is proved here. it is the same as the lie about Israel being the agressor in the middle east when 99% of the time you see and hear Israel defending themselves. i know if Israel defends themself it is provocation but if islamic and arabs attack innocent Israelis it the Israelis that are in the wrong what a joke. these lies are promoted by anti christian and anti Israeli factions and are not based on truth
26. very true, in Nazrath they Muslims built
ghostq   (01.05.12)
a mosque right in front of the main Church, the muslims even pray infron of the church just out of spite.
27. to #12 try the brits, and anchor mission.
ghostq   (01.05.12)
28. Israel Israeli #3
Arnold ,   Canada   (01.05.12)
Do you really believe that Israel has not wanted or tried to keep sovereignty over Bethlehem ? It was only since 1967 that Christians have been able to have free access to Bethlehem. Maybe it is about time the Christian Arabs stand up to the Moslem Arabs alongside the Jewish Israelis.
29. "New Islamic Middle East"
GUH   (01.05.12)
How laughable. It sounds as if Islam is a religion that was only recently established in the middle east, rather than the established majority religion for the past 1400 years. Funny how in that time there was no end to "Arab Christianity." And given so much bad blood between Christians and Jews, I find this unholy alliance quite amusing.
30. Ah yes attacking the messenger
Gee ,   Zikron Yaakov   (01.05.12)
Seems to be a common theme these days for morons to attack the messenger of the truth but never the message. In every Middle East country except one, the number of Christians is falling, not just percentage, but overall number. We are the ones blamed for it, even though the Christian communities have resoundingly supported the Islamic calls for genocide of the Jews. The Christians in the Middle East will be gone in less than 10 years, except here. And we will be blamed, though they should be blaming themselves for supporting these war-criminals.
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