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Iraqi Christians Persecuted says Former Governor David Beasley on Huckabee Show

Contact: William Murray, 202-742-8990


MEDIA ADVISORY, Dec. 8 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Mike Huckabee's new Fox News program, former Governor David Beasley, who has worked on numerous humanitarian projects in the Middle East since leaving politics, claimed the United States had failed in its responsibility to the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians who have been forced to flee religious persecution in Iraq.


The official position of Secretary Condoleezza Rice is that there is no religious persecution of Christians in Iraq.


Gov. Beasley of South Carolina described on the Huckabee Show how Christians in Iraq have lost half of their population since the beginning of the war. Just weeks ago another 13,000 Christians were forced to flee their homes in Mosul, Iraq after 13 persons were murdered. The demise of the Christian population in Iraq has taken place during the US occupation.


Gov. Beasley has been working with a coalition of organizations supporting the Iraqi Christians and other defenseless minorities. He has traveled to the Middle East to investigate the plight of Iraqi Christians along with William Murray of the Religious Freedom Coalition and Father Keith Roderick of Christian Solidarity International.


For interview opportunities with principles of the coalition to assist Iraq's Christian and minority population call 202.742.8990