Genocide in Iraq

Posted: August 9, 2014 by revivalbiblestudy315 in Persecuted Church
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The Chief End of Man (Old Site)

Genocide

The word genocide should never be used lightly. But it must be used when it accurately describes what is going on in a region—like the genocide against Christians and other religious minorities in Northern Iraq.

I am sensitive to this issue of genocide, because I have friends whose families were part of the Armenian genocide carried out by Ottoman Turks in 1915.  Also because my wife’s grandmother’s family was wiped out in the Greek genocide of Asia Minor in 1923.  Her grandmother survived the Greek holocaust in Smyrna. The stories about slaughtering men, raping the women, and burning their homes are all true. My wife’s grandmother was 12 years old when she got on the last boat out of Smyrna as the city was being burned. She came as a refugee to the United States. These early 20th century genocides were aimed at driving Christians out of Asia Minor.

American Christians usually know…

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