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accepted on an equal basis, only as dhimmis to be subjugated by Islam.
Muslim children are taught to chant:
We shall fight on Saturday and then on Sunday
In other words, first the Jews and then the Christians.
Thus, the outlook appears bleak for Christianity in the Middle East, in the
very home of the religion, where Christ walked the earth and the central
events of Christianity occurred. Emigration began in the aftermath of World
War I when Muslim Arabs gained political control, continued through the
middle of the twentieth century, and then accelerated in the 1990s with the
rise of radical Islam. Indigenous Middle Eastern Christians are fleeing in
droves, escaping Muslim violence and persecution, and deteriorating economic
conditions. *The only exception is Israel, where the* *Christian population
is slowly increasing*.
Situation in Lebanon
The Christians of Lebanon -- Maronites, Orthodox, and other communities
including Protestants -- number about 1.5 million, the remnant of a
Christian nation that resisted the Islamic conquorers for 13 centuries.
Since Lebanon made an ill-conceived pact with the PLO in 1969, hundreds of
thousands were massacred, displaced and exiled. During the Israeli
operations in Lebanon in 1978 and in 1982, the Christian Lebanese sided with
the Israelis against the Syria-backed Islamic Lebanese. In 1985, the
Israelis withdrew except for a security buffer zone exposing the Christians
to reprisals. Since 1990, the end of the Lebanese civil war, the Christian
areas of Lebanon have been under Syrian occupation.
Christians in the north and central parts have been systematically
politically and socially oppressed since the Lebanese civil war ended.
Hundreds have been arrested, tortured, and jailed by pro-Syrian forces. In
the south of Lebanon, thousands of Christians are bombarded constantly by
Hezbollah. Thousands of Lebanese Christians fled when Israel pulled out of
the security zone in 2000.
There are more than seven million Lebanese Christians outside of Lebanon,
including more than 1.5 million Americans of Lebanese descent....."
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