Le Figaro: “Christians in Middle East are the guardians of the spiritual roots of the West”

The Western world has long been accustomed to the Persecution of the Christians in the Middle East, as if their bad luck was inevitable and that we had to accept it. Christianity would be destined to die or to have only a residual existence in what used to be its cradle. While they have been rooted for two millennia in the region, Christians are presented by Islamists as invaders or agents from abroad, defiling a land that should be exclusively devoted to Islam. In our societies, those who care about their fate are even suspected of links with the extreme right, which apparently would have succeeded in appropriating this cause and turning it into an ideological marker,” Mathieu Bock-Côté writes on the column of Le Figaro.

Watch our reportage from the Iraqi Christian city of Qaraqosh where everything was destroyed and burnt