Posts Categorized: Iraq

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 »

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 »