Jordanian prince and Jewish academic decry plight of Middle East Christians
by Gavin Drake
Source: Anglican Communion News Service
Prince Hassan of Jordan, a Muslim, has teamed up with Dr Ed Kessler, the Jewish interfaith expert, to issue a joint denunciation of the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. Writing in a joint opinion piece in the UK’s Daily Telegraph, they denounce as “incredible” claims by Daesh that Christianity is a Western import to the region. “Christianity has been part of the essential fabric of the Middle East for two thousand years”, they say, “. . . it was born here and exported as a gift to the rest of the world. Christian communities have been intrinsic to the development of Arab culture and civilisation.