Longtime lawmaker Frank Wolf’s new fight to represent Middle East’s Christians

by Lauren Green  |  published on February 23, 2015

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Former U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf is frustrated at how religious persecution is thriving in the Middle East while the West seems not to heed his or anyone else’s warnings. It’s one of the reasons the Republican finally left Congress last month after representing Virginia’s 10th District for nearly 35 years.

Since leaving politics, Wolf has co-founded the religious freedom group, 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, which recently released a disturbing report about the plight of Christians and their faith in the Middle East called “The Edge of Extinction.” The report paints a dire picture to which Wolf is desperately calling attention.

“We are ready to see the end of Christianity in a region where Christianity began,” Wolf said in an interview on Foxnews.com’s Spirited Debate. “We literally see the Christian community gone from 1.5 million to roughly 300,000.”