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Relief Advocate: Christians Ignore Suffering of Mideast Brethren

By    |   Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 06:05 PM

Today's Christian church is ignoring the suffering of its brethren in the Middle East, just as some German Christians ignored the Nazi persecution of Jews during World War II, Juliana Taimoorazy, president of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council, tells Newsmax TV.

"There is a real genocide that is unfolding in front of our eyes. So what is it that forces us to remain silent?" Taimoorazy — executive producer of the new documentary, "Sing a Little Louder" — said Thursday on "The Steve Malzberg Show."

"My Jewish friends … say, where are your Christian brothers and sisters? If this was happening to a Jewish population, we would be up in arms and it is true. And I get embarrassed when I hear that."

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Over the past year, groups like the Islamic State (ISIS) have been involved in the mass slaughter of Christians, burning them and beheading them as they try to establish a Muslim-only caliphate around the world.

Taimoorazy's film that draws parallels between Christianity in the Middle East today and the Holocaust, when Christians in Germany closed their ears to the suffering of Jews under Nazi rule — singing louder at church to drown out the cries.

The reasons for the current silence are several.

"Christians don't want to become viewed as Islamophobes, some Christians don't really believe that the ancient Christian community in the Middle East is really Christian because they're not saved again, if you will," Taimoorzay told Steve Malzberg.

"The others just don't know what to do with it because it's so monumental that they think if they close their eyes, close their ears, it's going to go away and it's not going to go away."

She said the media must also get more involved in publicizing the horrors.

"Children are being sold into sex slavery … there are women who are being raped every day. They are being sent to these pseudo-hospitals to be made virgins again, [then] to be raped again," she said. "This is a human tragedy."

More about the documentary is available at SingLouderMovie.com.

And information about Taimoorazy's organization — which supports persecuted Assyrians Christians in Iraq and other countries in the Middle East by providing emergency humanitarian aid, prayer support, and advocacy — can be found at IraqiChristianRelief.org.

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