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France Offers Asylum To Iraq Christians, Where’s The US?

From Reuters:

France offers asylum to Mosul’s Christians

July 28, 2014

PARIS (Reuters) – France said on Monday it was ready to welcome Christians from northern Iraq who have been told by the al Qaeda offshoot group now ruling the region to either covert to Islam, pay a religious levy or face death.

Islamic State insurgents seized large swathes of northern Iraq last month, prompting hundreds of Christian families in Mosul to flee a city which has hosted the faith since its earliest years.

"We are providing aid to displaced people fleeing from the threats of Islamic Sate and who have sought refuge in Kurdistan. We are ready, if they wish, to facilitate their asylum on our soil," France’s foreign and interior ministers said in a joint statement.

"We are in constant contact with local and national authorities to ensure everything is done to protect them." …

Of course, we aren’t all that sure these Christians will be any safer in Muslim-overrun France.

Still, we are offering asylum and/or refugee status to whom? And why?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, July 28th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

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