Lord Weidenfeld said he has “a debt to repay” to Christians fleeing Islamist fanatics because followers of the religion in Britain helped him escape almost certain death at the hands of genocide-committing dictator Adolf Hitler.
ISIS militants have slaughtered hundreds of Christians, who they believe to be heretics, since sweeping to power in large parts of the Middle East last year.
Now Lord Widenfeld, a millionaire publisher, is spearheading a drive to fly Christians at risk of torture and death out of ISIS-controlled countries.
He has set up the Weidenfeld Safe Havens Fund, which last week supported the flight of 150 Syrian Christians to Poland on a privately chartered plane.
The self-made businessman arrived in Britain on a train in 1938 with just a few shillings to his name.
He was fed and clothed by the Quakers and the Plymouth Bretheren, and went on to establish the Weidenfeld and Nicolson publishing business a decade later. He was made a life peer in 1976.
The 95-year-old told The Times: "I had a debt to repay. It applies to so many young people who were on the Kinderstransports. It was Quakers and other Christian denominations who brought those children to England.
"It was very high-minded operation and we Jews should also be thankful and do something for the endangered Christians." [...]
Posted by Women Against Shariah on Wednesday, July 15, 2015
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