The leader of the Church of England warned today (December 25, 2015) that Christianity is facing "elimination" in the Middle East due to the barbaric terrorist lifestyle of the Islamic State (IS), the Breitbart website reports.
Justin Welby -- Archbishop of Canterbury and head of the worldwide Anglican Communion -- branded the IS terror group the "Herod of today" in his Christmas sermon, saying they are "igniting a trail of fear, violence, hatred, and determined oppression." (Herod was King of Judaea from 37 to 4 BC, who killed his own wife and children in his quest for unlimited power.)
"Confident that these are the last days, using force and indescribable cruelty, they [IS] seem to welcome all opposition, certain that the warfare unleashed confirms that these are indeed the end of times," he added.
"They hate difference, whether it is Muslims who think differently, Yazidis or Christians, and because of them the Christians face elimination in the very region in which Christian faith began," Archbishop Welby asserted.