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Letter to the editor: Christian minority lives in terror in the Middle East

Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la, la la la la. There are 14 million Christians throughout the Holy Land but they are a rapidly dwindling minority. Many of them are so desperately vulnerable that they feel they have no choice now but to emigrate.

In Iraq alone, since the fall of Saddam Hussein, a startling two-thirds have fled. Since 2003 at least a million have left. Most of them went to Syria.

Now they face a second wave of displacement as they are no longer protected there. There have been reports of rape, murder and attacks directed at them and the Christian community lives in terror. How deeply ironic it is, that two devoutly Christian leaders, George W. Bush and Tony Blair, brought about, inadvertently, the final demise of Christianity in the Middle East by invading Iraq.

Now let’s all sing together “Joy to the World.”