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CRI's The Heart of the Matter looks at the plight of Christians in Iraq

7/29/2009 - 8:36 PM PST

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Jeff Gardner

CRI's The Heart of the Matter looks at the plight of Christians in Iraq

PETERSON, MN (JULY 29, 2009) - What would you do if your child was abducted from your home and a ransom was demanded? And what would you do when you paid the ransom, and instead of your child being brought back to you alive, he was brought back roasted and placed on top of rice? Or what would you do if you and your child were in a marketplace and your child was suddenly taken from your side and she was beheaded before your eyes and before the eyes of all in the marketplace?

These nightmare scenarios are realities that have happened to Christians in Iraq as part of a campaign to drive them out of the country, a campaign that is, unfortunately, working all too well. In the latest installment of Catholic Radio International's The Heart of the Matter, Jeff Gardner interviews Michael Youash of the Iraq Sustainable Democracy Project ( on what is happening to Christians in Iraq today.

The very complex situation on the ground becomes more easily understood in this compelling interview. The listener learns the facts that one-third of the Christians in Iraq are now internally displaced persons, that the U.S. government has failed to notice that Christians cannot defend themselves and so receive no extra protection, and that Christians are looking to establish a new unit of government in the Nineveh Plain.

Listen to this eye-opening interview for a completely new perspective on Christians in Iraq. You can hear it only on The Heart of the Matter ( on Catholic Radio International


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