U.S. Declassifies “28 Pages” on Saudi Involvement in 9/11

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After years of campaigning by many organizations, including CSI, the United States on Friday finally opened up the infamous “28 pages” of the 2002 Congressional 9/11 investigation, which had been classified since the report’s initial release. As was widely reported, the previously-classified materials provide strong evidence of Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the 9/11 attacks, the worst jihad… Read more »

Iraqi Christian Leader Thanks CSI

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In a recent message, the Syriac Catholic Archbishop of Mosul, Kirkuk and Kurdistan, Yohanna Petrus Moshi, thanked CSI for its support of Iraqi Christians in the face of the Islamic State’s genocide. Archbishop Yohanna said: While the [Iraqi] central government was almost indifferent of what happened to our people, offering little help to its homeless… Read more »

After Slavery: The Stories of People Freed by CSI

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Tens of thousands of South Sudanese people are enslaved in North Sudan – the forgotten victims of Sudan’s twenty-year civil war (1983-2005). Since 1995, CSI has been working with underground networks of traders to rescue these people from slavery, and bring them back to their homeland. In April, CSI’s South Sudan Projects Manager, caught up… Read more »

CSI Rescues 400 from Jihad Slavery in Sudan

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The Islamic State’s reign of terror has focused world attention on the enslavement of non-Muslims in Iraq and Syria. But CSI has been working to liberate Christians and other South Sudanese people from jihad slavery in North Sudan since 1995. In April, four hundred people were freed from slavery and repatriated to South Sudan through underground networks supported by… Read more »

Mariz Tadros: The Challenges of Social Pluralism in Egypt

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ZURICH – “When we think of the Middle East these days, we don’t think of resistance,” Professor Mariz Tadros observed at a public lecture here Tuesday. “But people are resisting violations of their rights in the most powerful ways you could imagine. And they need solidarity!” In a wide-ranging presentation hosted by Christian Solidarity International… Read more »

The Plight of Christians in Syria – An Interview with Dr. Eibner

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CSI’s John Eibner recently returned from a ten day visit to rarely visited locations in war-torn Syria. Upon his return, Dr. Eibner was interviewed by Philipp Hufschmid of the Swiss daily, The Berner Zeitung. Below is an English version of the interview. BERNER ZEITUNG June 9, 2016 BZ: At the beginning of your 10-day stay… Read more »

Daniel Williams: Christian Victims of Genocide Abandoned

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ZURICH, May 5, 2016 – “Christians in the Middle East have been abandoned to their fate,” the veteran Middle East correspondent Daniel Williams said here on Wednesday. In an event sponsored by Christian Solidarity International (CSI), Williams noted that CSI had issued a Genocide Warning for Christians and religious minorities in the Middle East in 2011…. Read more »

Syria Expert Sees “Zero-Sum” Threat to Religious Minorities

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BOSTON, April 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — “There are no religious minorities left in rebel-held Syria,” Dr. Joshua Landis said in a public lecture at Boston College on Thursday. “The Christians can list for you the towns that have been cleansed, the bishops that have been killed. They believe they’re finished if the rebels win. The… Read more »

Syria Expert: Jihadists Threaten Future of Religious Minorities

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Prof. Fabrice Balanche Doubts Quick End to Devastating Sectarian War ZURICH, March 15, 2015 – “Religious diversity in the Middle East is threatened by jihadist movements,” according to Professor Fabrice Balanche, a Visiting Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Speaking last night in Zurich, Balanche observed regarding Syria that, “There are no… Read more »

CSI Reaches Nigerian Christians in Boko Haram’s Heartland

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In Nigeria, a raging Islamist insurgency led by a militant group called Boko Haram (“Western education is forbidden”) has killed 15,000 civilians since 2009 – 1,000 just in the last three months. For years, they have targeted Nigerian Christians with special ferocity – bombing churches, attacking Christian villages and neighborhoods, and abducting thousands. In June, CSI’s… Read more »