Defend Christians around the world


The world recently witnessed the murder of Christians in several nations, including Egypt, Pakistan and Iraq. Many of the Christian minorities have a long history of being able to practice their religion in these countries.

However, because of these attacks, it is becoming increasingly difficult.

According to Human Rights Watch, in August 2013 Coptic Christian churches were burned in Egypt. In Communist China, officials attempted to raze a church, but the citizens surrounded the building to protect it from destruction. Such events must be exposed and Americans must condemn them.

The United States provides foreign aid to Middle Eastern nations where persecution is taking place. And China and the United States enjoy a longstanding trading relationship.

Congress and President Obama must demand that these systematic abuses of Christians, and any other religions, end. If these abuses persist, the United States should suspend foreign aid, and use economic trade as leverage against religious persecution.

Tim Seale, Miami

Read more Letters to the Editor stories from the Miami Herald

  • Declare war on ISIS

    The ISIS army, along with the other Islamic militants, have declared war on us by killing our citizens and threatening to kill more.

  • Too much coverage

    With 24-hour coverage of a St. Louis suburb and the shooting of a resident by police, we must get another 24-hour news channel. The Middle East is exploding. American citizens are at risk from brutal terrorists.

  • Black leadership void

    According to the interviews I have seen on television, Ferguson is 70 percent black and has no black elected officials. There are only three black officers in the 60-member police force.

Miami Herald

Join the

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category