Once upon a time there were Christians in the Middle East

Once upon a time there were Christians in the Middle East

The Middle East, the birthplace of the three divine religions, is one of the most important regions in the world. Every country has unique faith systems, however, even in multicultural states, most faith groups live an introverted life under oppression. Not everyone has the compassion over the groups accepted as minorities in various countries as they should be; especially Christians, who constitute only the 4% of the region today. They are encountering inconceivable persecution, which is increasing day by day. Consequently, Christians are forced to flee from all over the region at an accelerating pace in the last decade, reminiscent of the aftermath of WWI. It is alarming to hear that 2015 has been the "worst year in modern history for Christian persecution," according to a human rights organization that monitors the persecution of Christians since the 1950s. As per their recent statistics, over 7,000 Christians were killed and more than 2,400 churches were damaged in 2015.

The Italian institute Il Talebano which focuses on the protection of the spiritual and moral values of the society published Harun Yahya’s article.