Posts Categorized: Syria

The Religious Cleansing of Qusayr, Syria: An Eyewitness Account

In the first six months of 2012, the Syrian city of Qusayr was religiously cleansed.  The entire Christian population of the city – over 800 families – was expelled by armed Islamic jihadists fighting against the Syrian regime. On CSI’s recent mission to Syria, we were able to interview one of the survivors of the… Read more »

Dr. Eibner Before Congress: Syrian Religious Minorities Face Threat of “Eradication”

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Dr. John Eibner, the CEO of Christian Solidarity International (CSI-USA), testified today in a congressional hearing that the Syrian civil war “could lead to the eradication of religious minorities,” including Christians, Alawite Muslims, Shia Muslims and Druze. The hearing was a joint subcommittee hearing of the House Foreign Affairs… Read more »

Egyptian Academic: Is Syria heading towards majoritarian rule?

Professor warns of growing sectarian violence in Egypt and Syria at CSI supported conference OXFORD, England, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Mariz Tadros, an Egyptian academic based at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, spoke of worrisome processes of democratization in Syria and Egypt in a talk atOxford University on June… 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 »

CSI Mission to Help Syrian Christians

CSI-USA’s Dr. John Eibner and Joel Veldkamp were in the Middle East recently to meet with Christian refugees from Syria, and to develop further CSI’s program for supporting Syrian Christians threatened by war and religious cleansing. Thanks to our supporters, CSI has already been supplying vital humanitarian aid to Christians living on the frontlines of… 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 »

Christian Solidarity International Urges Obama to Prevent Middle East Genocide

Syria: “Entire Communities at Risk” according to New UN Report WASHINGTON, Dec. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Writing to President Obama on Christmas Eve, Dr. John Eibner, the CEO of CSI-USA, urged the White House to make a “firm commitment to preventing the genocide of the Middle East‘s religious minorities” in the face of rising anti-minority… Read more »

EIBNER: Islamic extremists threaten Syria’s Christians

Obama must not ignore sacrifice of religious minorities By John Eibner – – Friday, August 3, 2012 More than a year has elapsed since the United States aligned itself with Syria’s Sunni-dominated opposition and the Middle East’s Sunni powers to overthrow the regime of Bashar Assad. While the United States pursues this goal in the… Read more »

Christian Solidarity International: Obama Must Defend Syria’s Religious Minorities

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Christian Solidarity International today called on President Obama to defend the rights of Syria‘s religious minorities in the face of escalating civil war and sectarian violence. In a letter to the president, Dr. John Eibner, the CEO of Christian Solidarity International-USA, warned that “Syrian opposition forces increasingly match the Assad… Read more »

Habib Malik Calls on Obama to Protect Endangered Minorities in Syria and throughout Middle East

Lebanese Professor Speaks at Christian Solidarity International (CSI) Event on the Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East WASHINGTON and ZURICH, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Professor Habib Malik of the Lebanese American Universityhas called on the United States and its European allies to “draw a thick red line” around religious liberty as it responds… Read more »