Washington DC, USA – Top broadcast journalist, Raymond Arroyo of the EWTN Global Catholic Network, brings the plight of Christian minorities directly to the feet of the U.S. president. During an exclusive interview with the U.S. President George Bush Arroyo questions U.S. support of Iraqi minority human rights and what more can be done to protect Iraqi Christians. Portions of the interview have been released to www.CHALDEAN.org prior to the public airing of the interview on EWTN on Friday, April 11, at 8 p.m. on the “The World Over.”
The interview will air on the eve of Pope Benedict’s April 15th – 20th visit to the U.S. and is expected to cover U.S. relations with the Holy See, the papal visit, Iraq, and much more.
“Chaldeans are eager to watch the interview this Friday,” says Farouk Slewa. “We are hopeful that the suffering for all Iraqis comes to an end soon. Our people have mixed feelings over how the war is being handled. One political party is for oil and the other party wants the war to end horribly for their own gain. In the middle are real humans. What is needed is more attention and discussion of the honest issues. Why is America not covering these issues more?”
Many Chaldeans have written into www.CHALDEAN.org sharing their disgust over American mainstream media hypocrisy. “Why do they ignore Christians in Iraq, but cover religious freedom for Islamic and Buddhist people in France and China,” says Amanda Haboo.
Sharing the same sentiment is Dawood Benhaim who writes, “The recent outcry of China’s human rights violations have played on most every network station, but the killing of clergy weekly in Iraq are ignored.”
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