By Samuel Smith, Christian Post
As thousands of Christians in Iraq and Syria, and other parts of the Middle East, are being tossed from their homes, killed, raped and pillaged by Islamic State forces and other terrorist organizations, Princeton law professor Robert George claims that Christians in America and other westernized nations are too complacent to speak out against the persecution in the Middle East and urge their governments to take action.
“It must be a kind of complacency that comes with power and affluence,” George said. “We are happy. We are content. We are not persecuted, or not very much. So, we do not see the persecution of our brothers and of our sisters on the other side of town.”
Increasingly in the last few months, Christians and believers of other religions in areas of Iraq and Syria are facing the wrath of of the Islamic State’s “cultural cleansing.” This has caused thousands of Christians to either flee their home, convert to Islam, or face death by sword.
George, who also serves as vice chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, said there needs be a louder voice coming from American and European Christians speaking out against the atrocities suffered by fellow Christians.
“Where is the voice being raised on behalf of Middle Eastern Christians by my fellow American Christians and Christians in Europe?” George said. “Yes, some do raise their voices and they are to be congratulated. To often this persecution goes on and we hear nothing. No voices raised by Christians.”