An Iraqi Catholic Archbishop was quoted earlier this week to President Trump’s executive order on refugees by wondering aloud where these protesters were in 2014 (via Hot Air).
Archbishop Bashar Warda said, in so many words, that Americans are pretty behind on this issue, and that he’s confused as to why so many suddenly feel so strongly about helping refugees when there’s been a need for generous refugee policy for many years.
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From my perspective in Iraq, I wonder why all of these protesters were not protesting in the streets when ISIS came to kill Christians and Yazidis and other minority groups. They were not protesting when the tens of thousands of displaced Christians my archdiocese has cared for since 2014 received no financial assistance from the U.S. government or the U.N. There were no protests when Syrian Christians were only let in at a rate that was 20 times less than the percentage of their population in Syria.
I do not understand why some Americans are now upset that the many minority communities that faced a horrible genocide will finally get a degree of priority in some manner.
Archbishop Warda is “on the ground with refugees” in Iraq and witnesses firsthand in his daily life the persecutions they endure as Christians in the Middle East.
To some extent, the media’s to blame once again.
Americans who’re looking to the mainstream media to stay up-to-date on the world stage wouldn’t have known the extent to which Christians have been persecuted in the Middle East because it’s simply not been covered—plain and simple.