Middle East Revolution, Part II – The World’s Definition of Freedom
In this Author Reflection, Christian Author D.I. Telbat builds on Middle East Revolution Part I‘s examination of the contrasting definitions of American freedom and Middle East freedom. [written in 2011]
The World’s Definition of Freedom
While my television boasts victorious revolutions across the Middle East, and some still pending, my Christian correspondence carries a much different report. Victory? Whose victory can be claimed by anarchy and continued Muslim rule?
Without the heavy-handed regimes to keep at least some peace in these torn countries, Christians in Egypt alone are fair game. Hundreds have been killed, imprisoned, tortured and raped—all while Americans cheer a victorious revolt in liberty’s name.
Freedom is not defined the same in the Middle East, it would seem. As revolutionaries appeal to our hearts and purses, we must remember that these societies contain numerous factions that fight for the freedom to exercise their unrestrained religious extremism. They fight for the freedom to enslave in their religion.
What freedom embraces the unrestrained murder of Christians? In Middle East Revolution Part III, we will look closer at how Christians from the West can take true advantage of the chaos in the Middle East.
See you in the field,
Join us next time for Part III in Middle East Revolution – The True Definition of Freedom. Click here to read Part I, Middle East Revolution – Our Definition of Freedom.