What prompted me to write on this subject is what happened to the Christians in Syria and Iraq in terms of killing and displacement at the hands of Islamic terror gangs such as ISIS and the Al-Nusra Front, as well as militias affiliated with the Iranian regime.
Many Muslims, Christians in the West and other people around the world think that the the shrinking number of Christians in the Middle East is a recent phenomenon only. Likewise, they believe it to be related entirely to difficult economic conditions and the hardships imposed by some Arab rulers over the past century or two. But this is simply not true.
This problem dates all the way back to the beginnings of Islam. From the very start, Islam’s prophet Mohammed took a political, ideological and religious stance against Christians and their faith. That is why the Koran never mentions the word “Christianity,” even though Mohammed’s wife, Khadija, was a Christian.
Crackdown on Christians
Looking back to the agreement between the Christian tribe of Bani Taghlib, which lived in...