The BBC website is asking Christians in the Middle East to talk about how their faith affects their way of life. I wonder what brought this up? Was this debate triggered by the latest events in Alexandria, I wonder?
I also noticed that the BBC failed to mention Jordan among the Middle Eastern countries that have a Christian population.
My opinion? I will reiterate what I said before: I am a firm believer that Jordan is indeed a perfect model of Muslim-Christian coexistence. In spite of what many might see as a current global clash of religions, Jordan remains intact and its people — regardless of their beliefs — continue to live peacefully and amicably, providing a prime example of tolerance and acceptance.
an Muslims CAN perfectly live in Israel. There a lot for a fact/
Wow, I certainly don’t know what you people work as, but as far as your information goes, it is far from the mark. Jordan is by far the best country in the middle east for peaceful coexistence of religions, however, too prove to you that even Jordan suffers; Jordan has gone from a country that once had over 15% of its population Christian, to now less than 2%. Where did they all go? Immigrated. Madaba was once 100% Christian until the last census in which it is now earmarked as 48%. Don’t get me wrong, Christians aren’t leaving because its cool or for a better living (as an statistical group it is the most powerful and richiest for its size), but rather the unease. I am proud to be from Jordan, just like all Christian jordanians. Jordan is in my blood and in my heart, and no Jordanian can leave it without getting home-sick. Then you see your family friends leave, you see your town or city change, you hear the mosque scream out infidels at the nazarens and the jews. The saddest part is that Jordanian Christians are dying out. Less than 2 Million in the whole world.
Great web site. I think you’ll find that Western media outlets cater to the sensational. There is so much misinformation out there about the Middle East, Arabs and Muslims that people want information, at the same time, in our current day and age, what is sensational sells.
As a western white guy married to an Arab woman I can attest from person experience that we as Americans and Westerners dont know a thing about the area, and much of the collective “knowledge” we have it WRONG!
My apologies for the names mix – up.
Jareer is punishing himself now and will not participate in this blog for the next seven days.
Nas; what I was simply saying is that the more you try to blend in into the society, and the more you realise what true citizenship rights are; all what has been said here about coexistance is nothing but giving in from the weak to the strong. As long as we are satisfied with what we “get”, then there is no problem, and everything is alright as I previously said.