On May 23rd, new documentary ‘Faithkeepers’ will be released. This film is about the persecution of minorities in the Middle East. There is genocide happening against Christians and other minorities in Islamic countries and people are unaware or indifferent to this enormous tragedy,” noted Jeremy Cardash, Clarion’s Director of Marketing.
In nearly every Islamic country worldwide, religious minorities are being persecuted at unprecedented levels. Hundreds are murdered each day and already thousands have become refugees fleeing from religious persecution. Places of worship have been torched or raised and yet, there is no world outcry.
The Clarion Project, a nonprofit organization founded in 2006, is working to wake up the sleeping masses with a new, groundbreaking film about Islam called “Faithkeepers – Sound the Alarm on Christian Genocide”. With the release of their fifth film exposing the dangers of Islamic extremism, Clarion strives to provide a platform for the voices of moderation and encourage grassroots activism.
“This film is about the persecution of minorities in the Middle East. Like Rwanda and Kosovo where millions of people were murdered in cold blood and the world was silent, there is genocide happening against Christians and other minorities in Islamic countries and people are unaware or indifferent to this enormous tragedy,” noted Jeremy Cardash, Clarion’s Director of Marketing, to Breaking Israel News.
Christians and other minorities are presently being expelled, persecuted and annihilated in Islamic countries. In 1915, Christians made up 20 percent of the Middle East population. In 2015, only 5 percent of the Middle East are Christian with the numbers dwindling moment to moment.
“Non-Muslims, such as those who observe the Baha’i, Yazidi and other religions that do not follow Islam, are considered infidels and devil worshippers,” explained Cardash. “The film highlights the plight of minorities through first hand testimonies from those who have managed to escape persecution, what crimes against humanity are actually happening in these countries and what people can do to help.”
Any semblance of non-Islamic religions, such as houses of worship, are systematically being destroyed throughout Iraq, Syria, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Indonesia, Sudan, Egypt and nearly every other Islamic country.
In Saudi Arabia, there is no longer a single church standing. The penalty for smuggling Bibles into the country is now death. Even as US President Barack Obama labels Indonesia a “moderate” Muslim country, churches are routinely burned, razed or vandalized there.
“ISIS is destroying all evidence of Christianity along with the murdering of non-Muslims. This is part of Islamic theology,” noted Cardash. “For thousands of years, there were Christian pilgrimages to these countries and their holy sites. Today, even Christian graveyards are being destroyed.”
Paula Kweskin, “Faithkeepers” producer, explained, “Jesus was born in the Middle East and walked these lands. Middle Eastern communities were the first to accept Christianity. It is appalling that ISIS is erasing thousands of years of Christian history in the region with the goal of creating an Islamic world.”
ISIS posted online the mass beheadings of Coptic Christians:
“Genocide is taking place under our watch,” continued Kweskin, who holds a Master’s degree in Human Rights and International Law from the University of North Carolina. “As a Jew from a family of Holocaust survivors, I was raised with the dictate, ‘Never again’. Yet, it is happening again and the world is silent. If we do not do something very soon, it will be too late.”
Doing their part to prevent the “too late” scenario, Clarion has successfully distributed other “must see” films that have proven controversial. “Honor Diaries” discusses the plight of the abuse of women under Islam; “Iranium” highlights Iran’s global support of terrorism and their nuclear program; “The Third Jihad” reveals the dangers of Islam in the US; and “Obsession” details Islam’s goal for world domination. These films have already reached millions of people and received critical acclaim for their quality and importance.