Monday letters: U.S. meddling imperils Christians
08/25/2014 12:00 AM
08/22/2014 3:47 PM
Islamic extremists in the Middle East, especially Iraq, are persecuting Christians and other minorities. Most people don’t realize that the United States’ meddling in that area has created this problem.
Saddam Hussein, as bad as he was, usually let Christians worship freely as long as they didn’t bother him. Since the United States intervened in 2003, and he was removed from power, Iraq has been very unstable. Extremists have harassed and murdered Christians, and many have been forced out of the country. This problem was not as bad before America invaded Iraq.
I am disappointed that Christians in the United States have not spoken out about this. Sometimes actions have unintended consequences, a real warning against getting involved in a hornet’s nest.
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