23 September 2011

The Arab Fall?

When the recent uprisings first began in the Middle East and began to spread it was deemed a new springtime of democracy had settled upon the Islamic world.  Not everyone accepted this theory (including me).  Christians in the Middle East remain worried about the so-called Arab Spring.

I hope the world will listen to their fears and take them seriously.

1 comment:

  1. I don't disagree with the major point that Christian minorities in the Middle East deserve attention, but that is a bizarre article. It headlines the Arab Spring, but uses examples drawn entirely from the U.S. invasion of Iraq. And who is imagining all these Christian empires conquering central Asia? Christians never created empires opposed to Byzantium, they survived by being in non-Christian empires where the Byzantines were unable to impose Chalcedonian theology. The spread of Christianity in Central Asia was a purely missionary enterprise.