Detroit — Shouting slogans such as “Obama, Obama, where are you? Iraqi Christians need you!” and “Stop the violence in Iraq!” about 150 protesters marched through the streets of downtown Detroit on Aug. 1 to call awareness to the violent persecution of Christians in their native land.
Later in the day, nearly 1,000 more gathered at Mother of God Chaldean Church in Southfield for a prayer vigil led by Chaldean Bishop Francis Kalabat, who shared a similar message . . .
Ashor Khairon, another protester in Detroit, called the situation “genocide” and expressed frustration at the lack of action on the part of the U.S. and international community.
It’s a small turnout considering there are about 120,000 Chaldeans in the Metropolitan Detroit area but I’m glad someone is bringing the message of the Genocide Against Christians in Iraq into the Public Square.