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New CSI Report Documents Forced Disappearance Of Egyptian Christian Women

Report Claims Cases Have “Escalated” Since Overthrow of Mubarak Regime WASHINGTON, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new Christian Solidarity International (CSI) report released today calls onEgypt‘s Islamist government and the international community – especially the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – to investigate and take strong measures to prevent the disappearance, forced marriage… 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 »

Obama Urged to Encourage Turkey to Acknowledge Armenian Genocide

Taner Akcam Speaks at Christian Solidarity International (CSI) Event on the Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East WASHINGTON and ZURICH, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Taner Akcam, Professor of History at Clark University, has urged President Obama and his European allies to encourage “Turkey to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, and to follow the post-Holocaust… Read more »

EIBNER: Let’s Support All The People of Syria

Minority Rights Key To Swift Regime Change Dr. John Eibner Talk Radio News Service American calls for the overthrow of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are becoming increasingly shrill and tinged with exasperation. Washington’s huffing and puffing has so far failed to blow the House of Assad down. In the absence of UN Security Council backing,… Read more »

Rabbi Joseph Polak: A Seder Among Former Slaves

Deep in the southern Sudan, my wife and I found ourselves interviewing recently liberated women-slaves who showed us how their limbs had been maimed by their masters’ machetes, who described how their genitals had been mutilated, and how their masters had taught their own children to be contemptuous of them because they (the mothers) were… Read more »

Daniel Pipes: Religious Persecution in Islamic Middle East “Acquiring Genocidal Characteristics”

Christian Solidarity International Seminar Series on the Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East WASHINGTON and BERN, Switzerland, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Historian Daniel Pipes, the President of the Middle East Forum, warned yesterday at a CSI seminar in Bern, Switzerland, that the persecution of minorities in the Islamic Middle East is “acquiring… Read more »

Daniel Pipes: America’s Modern-Day Abolitionists

Over time, [Sudan’s] Muslim northerners became increasingly vicious toward their southern co-nationals, culminating in the 1980-90s with massacres, chattel slavery and genocide. Given Africa’s many tragedies, such problems might not have made an impression on compassion-weary Westerners except for an extraordinary effort led by two modern-day American abolitionists. Starting in the mid-1990s, John Eibner of… 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 »

Charles Jacobs: In Egypt, Christians Endure their “Kristallnacht”

Charles Jacobs December 21, 2011 Recently Jews in synagogues around the world heard an ancient prophesy about a time of tribulation for the Christians. In the haftarah, the Prophet Obadiah hears G-d warning the Edomites (traditionally a Jewish term for the people who eventually made up the Christian world): “Behold on that day… Your mighty… 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 »