Why are there so many Christians in Lebanon and Iraq and other Arab Countries?

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Hanady...and may I add that mohamad wanted his brother's wife, so he forced his own brother to watch his children be slaughtered and his wife raped before his brother's eyes and then had his brother killed...but somehow, some way, all of this is forgotten, disregarded, or erased when it comes to teaching islam to young people. At least the BIBLE does NOT sweep anything under the rug when it comes to the individuals that are woven throughout the entire BIBLICAL history.
 

Hanady

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Yes you are right, if we want to talk about what's wrong with him and what's wrong with Islam we will never stop talking lol




Hanady...and may I add that mohamad wanted his brother's wife, so he forced his own brother to watch his children be slaughtered and his wife raped before his brother's eyes and then had his brother killed...but somehow, some way, all of this is forgotten, disregarded, or erased when it comes to teaching islam to young people. At least the BIBLE does NOT sweep anything under the rug when it comes to the individuals that are woven throughout the entire BIBLICAL history.
 

chanchuinchoy

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Since this is not a private (password protected) forum, may I start a thread?

1) My main question is, How did they get to be so many Christians in Lebanon?

2) How they get to be numerous Christians in the Arab world like the Copts in Egypt.
Isn't being a Christian a death sentence in countries under Shariah Law, how are they tolerated, nevertheless not well.[/QUOT

I wish to enlightern that being a christian in a muslim country is not death sentence. It is the work of misconception people like IS, Osama etc.... I believed they kill christians is because they taught that majority of the white people which they hate are christians. It has nothing to do with religion only individual hatred against the west.
 

OrthodoxGirl

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As I understand it, these communities have been in the Middle East since before the dawn of Islam.

Shariah Law does not call for the death, but rather the segregation, taxation and eventual conversion of Dhimmi (a.k.a. non-muslim communities). As such, a lot of these Christian communities were allowed to persist even after their territories were conquered.

That isn't to say there were no adherents to the "convert or die" doctrine.
Amen, that's correct. For Jordan, there are big muslim families that protect Christian families. It was an oath taken ages ago that they would protect them should any harm come to them by other muslims/extremists. The King Abdullah of Jordan is making it as safe as possible for Christians in Jordan at this time even with the rising threat of ISIS at its borders. King Abdullah doesn't stand with ISIS has offered housing, food, and water, even free medical aid to those who have escaped Syria and Iraq even though the country itself has so little. But let's back track once again... Simply put Arab Christians came before Arab Muslims. At one point Lebanon was 100% Christian. Some leave the middle east, some remain. Many have stood and professed their faith in Jesus Christ while some converted to Islam in regards to the days of Mohammed.

(I know I jumped around a lot in regards to my explanation, but I hope I clarified a bit.)

~ Yout Arab American sister in Christ.
 

peacenik

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Why so many Christians in Lebanon and other Arab countries?

Easy: Clement (founder of Coptic church) was from Alexandria, Maron (Maronite church) from Lebanon, the Assyrian church was founded in the 1st century in Iraq, and the Eastern orthodox churches claim to have been created by the Apostles. They are the original followers of the founders of Christianity.
 

Adstar

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Christians and Jews can live under Islamic rule according to islam as long as they are subjugated and feel themselves oppressed. When Shiara law is fully implemented Christians and Jews need to pay an extra tax called the Jizyah tax for them to have the right to remain as non-muslims ..
 
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Hmmmm we don't have Shariah Law in Lebanon and Lebanon is Christian country, our president should only be Christian.
Lebanon is christian? Is that why Palestine is more liberal than most arabic countries