Friday, April 03, 2015

Blog 7

Nardos Debru

No peace for Iraqi Christians this Easter

While Easter slowly approaches, Christians across the globe are taking time to remember and give thanks to Christ for his sacrifices. Unfortunately Christians around the world have also been under attack simply because of their faith, specifically Iraq. In recent years Iraq has experienced “bombings, deaths, explosions, injustice” in the words of Bishop Shlemon Warduni who only wants peace security and freedom for Iraq. The issue reached new heights last summer when ISIS attacked Mosul, one of Iraqs largest Christian communities. “Again and again the world did not respond as it might have, and now the inconceivable has happened: Iraq's Nineveh Plain has been emptied of its ancient Christianity community, which existed there for more than 1,500 years.” One of the largest issues aside from violence is the threat of complete extinction of christianity in Iraq as a whole. No one has the right to attack you because of what or who you believe in. I think that something should be done about this issue. It is hard enough to build a strong community that is opposite of what most people in your country are, but trying to dictate someone else's religion is one thing, going as far as killing someone because of it is a true catastrophe and something should be done. I think that an effective solution to this is reaching out to outside countries for support and ensured security. Things like this need to be eliminated from this world.

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