Although, more than 100,000 visas have already been granted to Muslims this year
by, Carrie Dedrick | Christian Headlines
The U.S. State Department reportedly sent a message to Assyrian Christians that their faith would not be a reason to grant them visas. Breaking Christian News reports a reverend who was trying to help a group of Assyrian Christians escape the constant danger of Iraq was told that the Christians would not be given the visa, though they had received permission to leave from their bishop.
The State Department reportedly told Rt. Rev. Julian M. Dobbs, “There is no way that Christians will be supported because of their religious affiliation.”
The news is troubling to Christian leaders, as religious minorities in Iraq are at risk of persecution since ISIS took control of parts of the nation, including the city of Mosul.
Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil said, “Christianity in Iraq is…
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