Iraqi Christians in Parliament Square

Parly Sq 2I attended the national demonstration on the persecution of Iraqi Christians in Parliament Square, London on Saturday 26 July. There was a large turnout of Iraqi and other Middle Eastern Christians, a healthy and welcome presence of Iraqi Muslims, a disappointingly small number of British Christians who looked like their ancestry was from these islands and I don’t think I met a secular liberal there.

One must be very careful not to play “my conflict is more worthy than your conflict” – the Middle East is full of tragic situations at the moment – but the limited media coverage and public awareness of the plight of Middle Eastern Christians is dispiriting.

I have a few cyber-artefacts of the day.

Full gallery of 38 photos on Facebook.

Audio of demonstrators praying the Rosary in Arabic on Tumblr – sorry, poor quality. This is probably the last time I’ll use the recorder on my old HTC One!

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