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Elderly Syrian Christians Released by the Islamic State

In February 2015, the Islamic State overran the Assyrian Christian villages along the Khabur river in Syria, and abducted around 300 people. We are very happy to announce that today, 22 of them – mostly sick or elderly people – were released after negotiations. These pictures of the freed hostages were provided to us by… Read more »

New Report: Islamic State Guilty of “Genocide”

“Information exists which would support a prima facie case that ISIS forces have committed the crime of genocide against religious and ethnic minorities in northern Iraq.” – Between the Millstones: Iraq’s Minorities Since the Fall of Mosul, Minority Rights Group International, Institute of International Law and Human Rights, No Peace Without Justice and the Unrepresented… Read more »

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 Helps Nigeria Christians Survive in Boko Haram Territory

On January 3, 2015, the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram attacked the town of Baga, Nigeria, slaughtering as many as 2,000 people. It was Boko Haram’s worst attack in a three-year campaign of genocide that has included massacres at many Christian schools and churches, and which began with Boko Haram’s  announcing its intention to cleanse… Read more »