France, the once atheistic land, has really begun to find a spine in recent weeks. I reported a little over a week ago that France had banned Pro-Palestinian terror protests and leveled stiff penalties for violators. Now, word is that France is opening up their borders for asylum to Christians suffering persecution from Islamists in Iraq.
“We are providing aid to displaced people fleeing from the threats of Islamic State and who have sought refuge in Kurdistan,” said France’s foreign and interior ministers.
The BBC reports:
The French government says it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamist militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
Many fled Mosul after the Islamic State (IS) group which seized much of northern Iraq told them to convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death.
Two top ministers said, “We are ready, if they so desire, to help facilitate asylum on our territory.”
It was a joint message from Laurent Fabius and Bernard Cazeneuve, respectively foreign minister and interior minister in the Socialist government.
A senior Christian cleric in Iraq, Patriarch Louis Sako, estimated that before the advance of IS, Mosul had a Christian community of 35,000 – compared with 60,000 prior to 2003.
The United Nations claims that there are only 20 families currently residing the town of Mosul, following the bloody rampage of ISIS. Most Christians left Mosul as the Islamic jihadists made their way through the city, capturing American weapons and vehicles that were abandoned by Iraqi soldiers who were trained by our military.
“France is outraged by these abuses that it condemns with the utmost firmness,” French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in a joint statement last week.
“The ultimatum given to these communities in Mosul by the Islamic State is the latest tragic example of the terrible threat that extremist groups in Iraq pose to these populations that are historically an integral part of this region,” they said.
“We are in constant contact with local and national authorities to ensure everything is done to protect them,” the two ministers said.
My fellow Americans, this is what the US used to do with Christians from foreign lands who were persecuted. Now, we are allowing invaders who care nothing for our culture or our laws to cross our borders, receiving welfare goodies on the backs of hard working Americans and we allow a massive influx of tens of thousand of Muslims to enter the States unimpeded. Why is America not the one offering asylum for Christ’s Church? Could it be because we have the enemy of Christ in the White House?
Tim Brown is the Editor of Freedom Outpost.