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Mr. Rev Bashar Warda, the Archbishop of Irbil, has warned that Christians are threatened with extinction in Iraq. Pictured: a church in Qaraqosh in Iraq

Christians face EXTINCTION in Iraq after ISIS forced 125,000 to flee their homes, the archbishop warns

  • Rt. Rev Bashar Warda said the Christian community has declined to just 125,000
  • Although ISIS was banned from Mosul in July 2017, many did not return
  • Accused Christian leaders of being afraid of being accused of Islamophobia
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Christians are threatened with extinction in Iraq after ISIS has forced 125,000 people to flee their homes, the archbishop of Irbil has warned.

Rt. Rev Bashar Warda said the Christian community was reduced by 83 percent between the end of the Saddam Hussein regime and 2014.

It then dropped further when the so-called Islamic State invaded the country, Warda said during a speech in London, the BBC.

He said: & # 39; Christianity in Iraq, one of the oldest churches, if not the oldest church in the world, is dangerously close to extinction. Those of us who are still here must be ready to face martyrdom. & # 39;

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Mr. Rev Bashar Warda, the Archbishop of Irbil, has warned that Christians are threatened with extinction in Iraq. Pictured: a church in Qaraqosh in Iraq

Mr. Rev Bashar Warda, the Archbishop of Irbil, has warned that Christians are threatened with extinction in Iraq. Pictured: a church in Qaraqosh in Iraq

Although the jihadist group was banned from Mosul in July 2017, many Christians did not return because their homes and churches were being destroyed. Depicted: a damaged church in Karamles in 2017

Although the jihadist group was banned from Mosul in July 2017, many Christians did not return because their homes and churches were being destroyed. Depicted: a damaged church in Karamles in 2017

Although the jihadist group was banned from Mosul in July 2017, many Christians did not return because their homes and churches were being destroyed. Depicted: a damaged church in Karamles in 2017

Although the jihadist group was banned from Mosul in July 2017, many Christians did not return because their homes and churches were being destroyed.

The last stronghold of ISIS in Baghuz, Syria, was defeated in March.

Warda also claimed that many fear to speak out about the persecution of Christians because they do not want to be accused of Islamophobia.

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He accused British Christian leaders of bowing to & # 39; political correctness & # 39 ;.

Warda added: & # 39; Friends, we may meet our goal in the land of our ancestors. We acknowledge this. In the end, the whole world stands for a moment of truth.

& # 39; Will a peaceful and innocent people be persecuted and eliminated for their faith? And will the world be complicit in our elimination, in the interest of not wanting to speak the truth to the persecutors? & # 39;

Bishop of Truro, the Rev Rev. Philip Mounstephen, agreed with Warda and said that & # 39; political correctness & # 39; has prevented people from speaking out, and that it might also have something to do with & # 39; a restraint supported by postcolonial debt & # 39 ;.

He claimed that many fear speaking out about the persecution of Christians because they do not want to be accused of Islamophobia. On the photo: displaced Iraqi Christians watching a nativity scene in Irbil in 2014

He claimed that many fear speaking out about the persecution of Christians because they do not want to be accused of Islamophobia. On the photo: displaced Iraqi Christians watching a nativity scene in Irbil in 2014

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He claimed that many fear speaking out about the persecution of Christians because they do not want to be accused of Islamophobia. On the photo: displaced Iraqi Christians watching a nativity scene in Irbil in 2014

Warda, pictured in February 2015, said: & Will a peaceful and innocent people be persecuted and eliminated because of their faith? And will the world be complicit in our elimination, in the interest of not wanting to speak the truth to the persecutors? & # 39;

Warda, pictured in February 2015, said: & Will a peaceful and innocent people be persecuted and eliminated because of their faith? And will the world be complicit in our elimination, in the interest of not wanting to speak the truth to the persecutors? & # 39;

Warda, pictured in February 2015, said: & Will a peaceful and innocent people be persecuted and eliminated because of their faith? And will the world be complicit in our elimination, in the interest of not wanting to speak the truth to the persecutors? & # 39;

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