Please read Iraqi Government Finally Taking Note of Modern-Day Exodus, by Katey Hearth, at Mission Network News.
"Iraq is taking steps to preserve its Christian heritage in light of a modern-day exodus, according to a recent al-Monitor report. Iraq’s Ministry of Education is reportedly adding Syriac and Christian religious classes to its public school curriculum. "Voice of the Martyrs Canada spokesman Greg Musselman isn’t sure the offer is attractive enough to keep Iraqi believers in-country.
“'Is it too little, too late? Probably so,” he states..."
“'...Most Iraqi Christians–unless they have a firm conviction that that’s where God wants them to be–are leaving.”
"Thousands have already fled the persecution that’s keeping Iraq at #4 on the Open Doors World Watch List, a ranking of 50 countries where persecution of Christians is most severe. Iraq’s Christian population has decreased by 75% within the past 11 years, dropping from around 1.5 million to less than 300,000 believers.
"Some analysts say there may be no Christians left in Iraq within ten years."