their Christian faith.” This means that
one Christian is killed every five minutes. Furthermore, over the past 10
years, an average 100,000 Christians
have been slain for their faith annually. “Those figures are accurate,”
Hickman said. The vast majority is
murdered by radical Islamists.
Since the facts of the wholesale
murder of Christians are indisputable,
why the silence? Why do our leaders
not chastise the countries where these
atrocities are perpetrated? Egypt, Iraq,
and Afghanistan are prime offenders.
The United States endorsed the revo-
lution in Egypt, even before clearly
understanding who was behind it or
receiving any inkling of the result.
Now, with army vehicles running
down Christians in the streets and
rabid mobs killing at will, where are
the opposition voices among those
who are expected to keep Egypt
Elwood McQuaid is consulting editor for The Friends of Israel.
1 Alex Murashko, “Christians in Iraq feel ‘failed’ by
government,” October 19, 2011, Christian Today
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