Middle Eastern Christians and anti-Semitism (via the Middle East Forum)

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Sadly, all too many Christians in the Middle-east think this is the Fifth Gospel.

A fascinating, if saddening insight into the mindset of Christians in the Middle-east courtesy of the Middle East Forum:

by Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi
The Jerusalem Post
August 2, 2011

I was recently told by my aunt in Baghdad that there was a widespread belief among Iraqis that some external force was behind the protests and uprisings across the Middle East. What outside conspiracy, I wondered, could be responsible for the Arab Spring? Not to worry, however; George Saliba – the Syriac Orthodox Church’s bishop in Lebanon – offers us a simple answer. In an interview with Al-Dunya TV on July 24, Saliba declared that “the source… behind all these movements, all these civil wars, and all these evils” in the Arab world is nothing other than Zionism, “deeply rooted in Judaism.” The Jews, he says, are responsible for financing and inciting the turmoil in accordance with The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

These remarks are not an isolated case among Middle Eastern Christians. The anti-Semitic trend has become especially apparent in the aftermath of Iraq’s assault last October on the Syriac Catholic Our Lady of Salvation Church in Baghdad, leaving 58 dead and 67 wounded in the worst attack on the Iraqi Christian community since 2003.

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One Reply to “Middle Eastern Christians and anti-Semitism (via the Middle East Forum)”

  1. Anti-Zionist theology is a form of anti-judaism and anti-Semitic replacement theology. The Church has a historical responsibility to combat anti-Semitic replacement theology. The Church must through Church councils, conventions and declarations, combat anti-Semitic “heretical replacement theology” and promote philo-Semitic theology.

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