Greta Van Susteren: Persecution of Christians in Iraq a Neglected Story

By   •   April 18, 2017

Greta Van Susteren spent her Easter vacation gaining more insight into what she calls a “neglected story”—the persecution of Christians in Iraq. During her “For the Record” broadcast on Monday (full video below), she focused specifically on the horrors befalling persecuted Christians in Mosul after visiting the war-torn area with Franklin Graham. Samaritan’s Purse has built a field hospital near Mosul to care for the victims of violence at the hands of the so-called Islamic State.

“ISIS has slaughtered so many innocent people in and around the Mosul area, which used to have many Christian villages, some as large as 50,000,” she said. “They’re now ghost towns. ISIS killed or threatened the Christians for being Christians, and those who survived fled while ISIS seized their homes and looted everything inside, including copper wiring in houses to make (improvised explosive devices) to maim and kill.”

Global watchdog Open Doors ranks Iraq seventh on its list of the 50 countries most hostile toward Christians, but the persecution of Christians is on the rise worldwide. For that reason, Franklin Graham is holding a World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians this May. He wants to raise awareness and advocate for change.

“Christians are under attack,” he has said. “Not just throughout the Middle East but around the world, and we need to show solidarity.”

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  1. Annie says:

    Psalms 69:19 You know of my shame, scorn, and disgrace. You see all that my enemies are doing. Psalms 70:4 But may all who search for you be filled with joy and gladness in you. May those who love your salvation repeatedly shout, ” God is great! ”
    2 Corinthians 9:11 Yes, you will enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God.
    What a blessing to be a Christian in US. I can’t imagine if I would be able to keep my faith when I was in that situation. Our responsibilities are praying for them and supporting them.

  2. Kim says:

    God bless the Samaritan’s Purse team and Greta Van Susteren for this brave act to help those in Iraq and to help us know the truth of what is going on. LORD, may Your name be glorified. May Your SON come quickly. Save Your people- here and throughout the world who love and serve You!!

  3. Anna Alvarado says:

    For the persecuted church and Christians around the world, I will pray for my brother and sisters in Christ Jesus. Thank you Billy Graham Ministry for bringing this to my attention of what is going on throughout the world.

  4. Toni Kirk says:

    I will pray for the world summit, especially between May 10-13. I have been painfully aware of the persecuted church, all of my life, reading Richard Wurmbrand’s writings and praying for the Christians persecuted in Russia during the 1950s and 1960s. I have followed Billy Graham’s ministry for over fifty years, and now I have the opportunity to pray for Franklin’s ministry. I am very interested in seeing God glorified, seeing Jesus’ resurrection shared with the world. So I will continue to pray. I will also discuss adding contributions to this ministry to our regular giving schedule with my husband. I will also post the Billy Graham and Franklin Graham ministry media material to my Facebook account, and I will share it with my small group