Iran using proxy militias to force Christians out of Middle East
by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – A Christian advocacy organization has reported that Iran is using proxy militias to force Christian communities out of Middle Eastern countries and develop Islamic supremacy in the region, the Christian Post (CP) reports.
The Philos Project non-profit group says in its new report that the Shia Muslim Iranian regime is conducting an “invisible jihad” against Christians to achieve Muslim “purity” in the Middle East, CP reports.
Titled “The Invisible Jihad: the Treatment of Christians by Iran Proxies,” the Philos Project report says Iran’s “theocratic regime’s vision of Muslim demographic purity” has led it to create conditions that would drive Christians out of their own countries. Invisible Jihad is defined in the report as “demographic reduction through coerced emigration.”
“Iran’s proxy militias in Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen have played a significant, though largely unrecognized, role in the dramatic decline of Christians in the region,” the report explains. According to the report these militias “use extant conflicts to manufacture conditions behind the massive exodus.”
In conducting this invisible jihad, the Iranian regime is following a novel interpretation of the Quran that was propagated by Ayatollah Khomeini, Iran’s first Supreme Leader.
“In this novel reading of the Quran, non-Muslims were not clean enough to live with Muslims because of spiritual pollution. Khomenism called upon the faithful to cleanse Islam and Iran of Judeo-Christian impurity, a stand common to other palingenetic revivalist ideologies,” the report says.
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