In March, 2003 about 800,000 Christians were living in Iraq under the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein. At that point in their lives, George Bush who had been “saved” and now loved God decided to send an invading army into Iraq in order to drive out Saddam Hussein. Along with this army came Muslim clerics seeking to enforce the ideas of sharia law upon one and all. As Muslim clerics gained power in Iraq Christians decided this was not the place they wanted to be even though they had been there for nearly 2,000 years. So, about 500,000 have upped and left.
Syria is torn apart by a new wave of Muslims who want to overthrow the evil dictator, Bashar al-Assad. Of course, this has resulted in a conflict among Syrian Christians. As rebels enter cities like Homs they proceed to hunt down Assad followers. Of course, many Christians supported Assad because he had enough sense to protect them against Muslim religious fanatics. There is growing concern among Syrian Christians as to whether they should adopt the Iraq Christian model and flee. The problem is: where is there a country in the Middle East that would welcome Christians and allow freedom of religion?
The jihadist who arrives in Syria not only seeks to drive out Assad, but all of his followers and that includes Christians. So, where do they go?