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Friends do not (and should not) leave friends alone in Islamic majority countries

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Feb 5, 2020 at 22:28

Dear Dr Pipes, Your reader Reynald de Chatillon reminded us that "Christians used to be in majority in Bethlehem and now they are a small minority". Reynald is not misstating the numbers. Percentage of Christian population in Bethlehem has consistently declined. But is this not the case in all Muslim majority regions of the world? Pakistan once had a substantial percentage of Hindu population. Now it has pretty much no Hindus, Buddists or Christians. Ditto for Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, morocco, Indonesia. The list can go on and on.

And, yes, as a symbol of Islamic kindness, the Ottoman empire forced Christians to pay special Jiziya tax when it controlled Bethlehem.

I contend that until Islamic world shows significant signs of freedom of speech, separation of church and state, and secular democracy, it is the duty of the non-Muslim world to evacuate as many non-Muslims from Islamic regions as possible. Dead or converted people do not come back to tell their stories. They just disappear from the earth and their children become happy and converted Muslims.

India recently passed a law that will allow easy Indian citizenship to Pakistani non-Muslims (i.e. Christian, Hindus, Sikhs, and Zorostrians) if they somehow manage to find their ways into India as illegal immigrants. Liberal and leftist circles of the world are not liking this law. But I think this law is absolutely justified. In fact, all free countries of the world must pass laws similar to this Indian law. Friends should not leave friends alone in Islamic theocracies. Should they?

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