Posts Categorized: Syria

Easter Letter to President Trump

Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 Dear Mr. President, Since your predecessor set in motion his Syrian regime-change policy in the summer of 2011, nearly half a million Syrians have died, 6.3 million have been displaced – including “religiously-cleansed” Christians and other minorities – five million have been driven abroad, and millions more have been reduced… Read more »

Stop Arming Terrorists Act Needed Now

The deaths of scores of Syrian civilians in al-Qaeda controlled Idlib Province, apparently caused by banned chemical weapons during a Syrian Air Force bombing raid, has triggered US cruise missile strikes against a Syrian government military target. President Trump’s rapid response to what he rightly called a “heinous” act marks a major escalation of American… Read more »

Christian Solidarity International Launches No Arms For Terrorists Campaign in Support of the Principles and Purposes of Bi-Partisan H.R. 608/S. 532

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Christian Solidarity International (CSI), with the assistance of Global Strategic Communications Group, today announced the launch of No Arms For Terrorists, a campaign in support of the principles and purposes of bi-partisan H.R. 608 and S. 532 “Stop Arming Terrorists Act.” The Stop Arming Terrorists Act “prohibits the use of… Read more »

Rep. Gabbard: “The Syrian People Desperately Want Peace”

Tulsi Gabbard, a congresswoman from Hawaii and Iraq War veteran, recently returned from a fact-finding trip to Syria. Gabbard, a strong opponent of the U.S.’ support for anti-Christian jihadist groups in Syria, said that the trip left her more convinced than ever that “this regime change war does not serve America’s interest, and it certainly… Read more »

The Great Sorting Out: Al Noor Interviews Josh Landis

In April of this year, Syria expert Joshua Landis spoke at Boston College on “ISIS, Christians and National Identity.” His talk was part of Christian Solidarity International’s lecture series on “The Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East.” A video of his talk can be viewed online. Following his talk, Landis was interviewed by… Read more »

“The sanctions against Syria are worse than the barrel bombs”

John Eibner from CSI has returned this week from Syria. He travelled notably to the embattled city of Aleppo, as well as to Homs and Damascus. The Swiss daily Tages-Anzeiger cited John Eibner in its Syria coverage. TAGES-ANZEIGER 9 September 2016 Read the original article in German here. “The sanctions against Syria are worse than… Read more »

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

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

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

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

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 »