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Wiping Out the Christians of Syria and Iraq: to Remap the Middle East

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The Christian communities of Syria, which constitute at least 10% of the Syrian population, have been systematically targeted by sunni Islamists; their churches have been attached and desecrated; their priests, monks, and nuns murdered; and generally discriminated against by the anti-government forces that the US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, and their allies support. Historically, the Levant is ... Read More »

The end of Christianity in the Middle East could mean the demise of Arab secularism

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In a Middle East rebuilt on intolerant ideologies, there is likely to be little place for beleaguered minorities, writes The Guardian. (Photo: The Church of the Virgin Mary, Iraq 2012) The past decade has been catastrophic for the Arab world’s beleaguered 12 million strong Christian minority. In Egypt revolution and counter-revolution have been accompanied by a series of anti-Copt riots, ... Read More »

ISIS declares creation of Islamic state in Middle East

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ISIS jihadists have declared the captured territories from Iraq’s Diyala province to Syria’s Aleppo a new Islamic State – a ‘caliphate.’ They removed ‘Iraq and the Levant’ from their name and urged other radical Sunni groups to pledge their allegiance, RT reports. ISIS announced that it should now be called ‘The Islamic State’ and declared its chief, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ... Read More »

Christians are the world’s most persecuted group

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Although the persecution of Christians is widespread—Nigeria is where most are actually being killed, North Korea is the most repressive, China represses the largest number—the Pledge of Solidarity focuses on the Middle East and specifically on Syria, Iraq, and Egypt, The Weekly Standard reports. These are countries where the situation has deteriorated rapidly to the point where Christian communities—along with ... Read More »

USA chief facilitator of Christian Persecution in the Middle East

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Prominent indicators confirm that the U.S. is the chief facilitator of the persecution of Christians around the world today, Raymond Ibrahim reports. (Photo from Our Lady of Salvation Church, Iraq after jihadi suicide killing dozens) According to the recently released 2014 World Watch List, which ranks the 50 nations where Christians are most persecuted, Syria is the third worst nation ... Read More »