“Our people are asking these questions: how come we apply for the American visa and are denied?” Archbishop Warda said.
“This is a clear case of persecution,” he added.
Archbishop Warda said one of the most important things Americans can do is to speak out about the violence being done to Christians in the Middle East.
“All the statements (by U.S. government and media) have not condemned strongly what damage it is doing,” he said.
“What they are saying is just ‘This is not the true Islam. This is violating the picture of Islam.’ The issue for them is the image of Islam, but none of these statements speak about the victims, about what has been done to the victims, they are not even mentioned. And that is one of the questions our people have.”
“What is their only crime? To believe in the one who said 2,000 years ago, ‘love thy neighbor,’” Anderson said of Christians in the Middle East. “The blood of these martyrs cries out to heaven for justice, and to you and me for help