Posts Categorized: Iraq

Former Lebanese President Warns of “Crisis of Pluralism” in Middle East

Gemayel Says “Rise of Religious Extremists” Afflicts Entire Region ZURICH, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Amine Gemayel, the former President of Lebanon, warned on Thursday that the Arab world is experiencing a “crisis of religious pluralism” driven by “the rise of religious extremists,” which threatens “any community which does not constitute the majority” – including… Read more »

Bassam Tibi: “‘Arab Spring’ a Catastrophe for Religious Minorities in the Middle East.”

Leading Middle East expert warns against a de-Christianization of the region ZURICH and WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire / — “The so-called Arab Spring has turned out to be a deadly winter,” Professor Bassam Tibi said in Zurich Tuesday at a lecture hosted by Christian Solidarity International.  Tibi’s lecture was entitled, “The Uprisings in the Middle… Read more »

Bishop Nazir-Ali Calls for Equality for Christians and other Groups, Women in Arab Spring Countries

ZURICH, Switzerland, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Anglican Bishop of Rochester and co-head of the Anglican-Al Azhar Dialogue, warned in a speech hosted by Christian Solidarity International (CSI) last Thursday against the rising threat of a “tyranny of the majority” in countries affected by the recent Arab revolutions, and called on… Read more »

January 1, 2013 – EIBNER: Religious ‘Cleansing’ in the Middle East a Growing Threat

Dr. John Eibner Morning Star News January 1, 2013 When Iran’s holocaust-denying President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad proclaims, “Israel must be wiped off the map,” the United States rightly takes the threat of genocide seriously. President Obama, like his predecessor, is committed to preventing the eradication of the people of Israel. Conservative U.S. Christian leadership, as reflected… Read more »

Raymond Ibrahim: Muslim Persecution of Christians at a Crossroads

The Time to Act is Now or Never Raymond Ibrahim December 21, 2011 Be sure to sign CSI’s petition urging President Obama to present during his forthcoming State of the Union Address his “administration’s policy to prevent the eradication of the endangered Christian communities and other religious minorities of the Islamic Middle East.” When the major media… Read more »

Jeff Jacoby: For Arab Christians, a wintry ‘spring’

Jeff Jacoby Boston Globe IN THE FIRST ROUND of Egypt’s parliamentary elections, the hardline Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party won 36.6 percent of the vote — a plurality — and the even harder-line Salafist party, Al-Nour, won 24.4 percent. The Egyptian Bloc— a coalition of liberal, social-democratic, and secular parties — drew only 13.4… Read more »

CSI Issues Genocide Warning for Religious Minorities in the Middle East

New Petition Calls on President Obama to Help Halt Religious Cleansing WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Christian Solidarity International (CSI) issued a Genocide Warning today for endangered religious minorities in the Islamic Middle East, and called on President Barack Obama to make their survival a priority asthe United States responds to the “Arab Spring”…. Read more »

CSI Urges Obama to Protect Iraq’s Endangered Christian Community

Pope Benedict’s Appeal for a New Iraq Initiative Backed WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Christian Solidarity International (CSI) has urged President Obama to act to prevent the eradication of Iraq‘s endangered Christian community. Writing today to the President, Dr. John Eibner, CEO of CSI (USA), called on the White House to respond positively to… Read more »

Iraqi Christian Leaders Call on Baghdad Government to Defend Minority Rights

WASHINGTON and HAMDANIYA, Iraq, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Saturday, the CSI co-sponsored 2nd All-Iraqi Christian Leadership Conference issued an eight-point appeal urging the Baghdad government to help Iraq‘s dwindling minority community survive inside the country. Convening on Saturday, June 26 just outside Mosul in the town of Kara Kosh (Hamdaniya), 76 Iraqi Christian leaders… Read more »

CSI Urges President Obama to Stop the Killing of Christians in Iraq

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, Christian Solidarity International (CSI-USA) urged President Obama to respond to continuing targeted violence against Iraq‘s ancient Christian community. The appeal – conveyed in a letter from CSI-USA’s CEO, Dr. John Eibner  – comes in the wake of the murder of eight Christians in Mosul since mid-February and the consequent… Read more »