It seems clear that the terrible terrorist attack against Baghdad has caused many Christians to flee from Iraq.
Haunted by violence, Iraqi Christians flee to Turkey (Hürriyet Daily News).
According to church records, some 150 Christian families, or more than 600 people, arrived in Turkey in December, almost the same as during the whole of 2009....Meanwhile the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq continues.
Figures by the Turkey office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees tend to confirm the trend: The number of asylum applications by Iraqi Christians has more than doubled in three months – from 183 in October to 428 in December.
Christian Doctor Assaulted in Mosul (Asia News). A doctor "seriously wounded" by a gunman but survives.
Baghdad Raids on Alcohol Sellers Stir Fears (New York Times). This article also includes an account of a (thankfully non-fatal) assault upon an Assyrian cultural center.
Persecution is not something that just occurred in ancient Rome, it is happening right now.
(Hat tip to Jihad Watch. Please note I do not agree with everything written on that site. )