Several pieces have been posted recently on the unabated persecution of Christians and other religious minorities like Yazidis and Mandeans in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East — and of the relative indifference of the State Department and the Obama administration to it. Last month, journalist Kirsten Powers wrote in USA Today that President Obama “just can’t seem to find any passion for the mass persecution of Middle Eastern Christians.” Reporting on a joint press conference that Obama held with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, she writes:
The Movement's Young Leaders Turn Revolutionary to Stay Relevant.. The Muslim Brotherhood’s “Office for Egyptians Abroad” is working to strengthen the organization’s relationships with other exiled oppositionists.
Testimony in front of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa on 20 May 2015
Unless the US Congress acts quickly, the powerful pro-Iranian regime lobby in Washington will soon be destroying one of the best US-funded radio broadcasts ever created to support freedom forces and push back against Jihadists and Ayatollahs in the region.
The specter of an expanding Islamic State has alarmed leaders across the Middle East. But for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, that threat has become an opportunity to transform himself from an international outcast to an ally in the regional war against terrorism.