Not the surge. The purge of Christians from Iraq is nearly complete. CBS' 60 Minutes featured a story on the last Christians left in Iraq. Christians have lived in Iraq since the day that the disciple Thomas brought the 'good news' to them 2000 years ago. Iraqi Christians are being hunted, murdered and forced to flee -- persecuted on a biblical scale in Iraq's religious civil war.
Reverend Canon Andrew White, an Anglican chaplain is determined to save the last Iraqi Christians from the purge.
He holds Sunday services in secret places because churches are either destroyed or unsafe places.
Rev. White was first sent to Baghdad by the Archbishop of Canterbury nine years ago, well before the Christian persecution. "You were here during Saddam’s reign. And now after. Which was better? Which was worse?" Scott Pelley asked. "The situation now is clearly worse” than under Saddam, White said. "There’s no comparison between Iraq now and then," he told Pelley. "Things are the most difficult they have ever been for Christians. Probably ever in history. They’ve never known it like now."
Isn't this an amazing story? Right-wing fundamentalist Muslims have succeeded in driving out the Christians from their homeland with the help of American President George Bush who considers himself a Christian.