Posts Categorized: Iraq

ForeignPolicy.com: “The Real War on Christianity”

ForeignPolicy.com’s new story on the Islamic State’s genocide of Christians in Iraq and Syria notes that CSI was among the first NGOs to warn of the threat: Christian Solidarity International, a nonprofit that provides support for victims of religious persecution, issued a “genocide warning” for religious minorities in the Middle East as early as 2011,… Read more »

CSI Aid To Refugees From ISIS Continues

Thanks to CSI’s donors, our friends in Iraq have been delivering aid to people driven from their homes by the Islamic State since the very start of the crisis – all the more important now as homeless Christians, Yazidis and Muslims in Iraq and Syria face heavy winter rains and snowfall. One of our friends… Read more »

Patrick Cockburn: Islamic State (IS) Thrives on War, Wahhabism and Western Policy

Religious Minorities exposed to “reign of terror”, veteran Middle East correspondent reports at CSI event ZURICH, October 10, 2014 – The Islamic State (IS) has thrived as a consequence of war conditions in Iraq and Syria, the militancy of Wahhabi ideology, and miscalculations of American policy, Middle East specialist Patrick Cockburn proposed at a public… Read more »

The Tablet: “Christians and Yazidis in Iraq: Unwanted Guests in their Own Country”

Dr. John Eibner, CEO, Christian Solidarity International (CSI-USA) September 12, 2014 One month ago we witnessed heart-wrenching media images from Iraq of the displacement of 200,000 Iraqi Christians and 50,000 of their Yazidis neighbours by jihadi warriors of the Wahhabi-inspired Islamic State (IS). This human tragedy has dropped out of the headlines. But, as the… Read more »

After the Fall: CSI Mission to Iraq

Thank you to everyone who has donated to CSI’s emergency Iraq operations! Dr. John Eibner was in Iraq last week with the CSI team, delivering food aid to more than 1,000 displaced Christian and Yazidi families who fled the Islamic State’s takeover of Nineveh, Sinjar and the Nineveh Plain. One of these people, a young… Read more »

The Tablet: “The West’s Role in the Creation of Iraq’s Genocidal Jihadists.”

Dr. John Eibner, CEO, Christian Solidarity International (CSI-USA) August 8, 2014 Yet another pitiful sight from the Middle East: tens of thousands of desperate Iraqi Yazidis and 200,000 Christians fleeing their homes near Mosul and seeking refuge in the mountains of nearby Kurdistan. President Barack Obama has acknowledged that the world is witnessing “a potential… Read more »

Syria, Iraq and Obama’s foreign policy fantasies

Dr. John Eibner Washington Times July 7, 2014 President Obama is asking Congress to approve $500 million to intensify support for “moderate” and “appropriately vetted” Syrian rebels in the context of a $1.5 billion Syrian regional stability initiative. The request comes within a week of the president’s startling acknowledgment that the notion of a U.S.-armed, moderate Syrian opposition overthrowing… Read more »

May 2014 – From the Desk of Dr. Eibner

Dear Friends, Three years ago, CSI issued a Genocide Warning for Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East. At that time, few American Christian leaders were willing to address the existential crisis facing the region’s persecuted Christian communities. Yes, Popes Benedict XVI and Francis I regularly drew attention to the plight of Christians… Read more »

Metropolitan Hilarion of the Russian Orthodox Church: “Persecution of Christians is Unprecedented”

April 29, 2014 Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the bishop responsible for the Russian Orthodox Church’s External Relations Department, spoke extensively about the crisis of anti-Christian religious cleansing in the Middle East in a recent interview.  Christian Solidarity International urges American church leaders to speak with such courage and knowledge about the persecution of Christians in… Read more »