Gingrich Says 'Arab Spring' is Really 'Anti-Christian' Spring
By Stephanie Samuel | Christian Post Reporter Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said the Arab Spring and the Muslim campaign against Catholic University are symptoms of a growing anti-Christian climate, and pledged to defend religious freedom around the globe.
Speaking at a South Carolina fundraiser Saturday, Gingrich criticized the Obama administration’s involvement in the Arab Spring – the Middle East grassroots uprising that has overthrown longstanding authoritarian leaders such as Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi and Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak – arguing that such involvement is creating an atmosphere of hatred towards Christians.
(In Egypt) . . . sectarian violence targeting Coptic Christians have grown unchecked following the Arab
Additionally, persecution watchdog group Open Doors reported last week that Libya’s Christian minority are “keeping a low profile” since Gaddafi’s death at the hands of rebels.
. . . The number of Christians in Iraq has dropped from around 1 million in 1991 to 345,000 in 2011. Iraqi churches suffered numerous bombings in January, July and August of this year.