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Paul S. Edwards: Persecution of Christians in Mideast is shocking

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  • Gus Talwynd Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 1, 2010 12:04 a.m.

    To many Americans, an Arab is a Muslim is a Terrorist. It doesn't matter that they may be Christian. They are still accused of wanting to install Sharia Law just for the political exploitation that can be gained by certain nativist elements.

    We have Tea Party Republicans, regardless of how many times the claim has been refuted, who continue to insist the Barack Obama is both a Kenyan and a Muslim. So just because Arab Christians don't practice Sharia Law doesn't mean that they cannot be accused of "anti-American sentiments."

    In times of fear run rampant, anyone who is somehow different is usually accused of any manner of sins. I'm waiting for Chinese-Americans to become the target of Right Wing hate speech because of the increasing power of China on the world stage and the economic hold they have on America.

  • Wally West SLC, UT
    Nov. 30, 2010 3:35 p.m.

    re: Cedarite | 12:32 p.m. Nov. 30, 2010

    Christians don't practice Sharia law. If they did; they'd be Muslims.

  • Cedarite Cedar City, UT
    Nov. 30, 2010 12:32 p.m.

    And when Iraqi Christians relocate to Dearborn Michigan, campaigning politicians in neighboring states accuse them of instituting Sharia Law. Let's be mindful of not continuing the persecution once they manage to get here based upon their country of origin.

  • Hellooo Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 30, 2010 9:21 a.m.

    Thank you for his article another helpful aid would be the continued reporting of the persecution.