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Nearly 10,000 Yazidis Killed, Kidnapped By Islamic State in 2014, Study Finds

By Reuters (via AINA) – At least 9,900 of Iraq’s Yazidis were killed or kidnapped in just days in an Islamic State attack in 2014, according to the first study to document the number [...]

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Middle East Christianity Won’t Disappear Without a Fight

By Kathryn Jean Lopez – NRO (via AINA) – There’s a “memoricide” happening in the Middle East, as the presence of Christians there diminishes to the point of [...]

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Jordanian Figure Nahed Hattar Assassinated outside Jordanian Court

By Jadaliyya –   On the morning of Sunday 25 September 2016, a gunman shot Jordanian writer and opposition figure Nahed Hattar outside of the Jordanian Palace of Justice. At the [...]

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The First Country to Officially Defend Christians Persecuted by ISIS

By World Watch Monitor – This week, Hungary, which has during the past year come under pressure for its handling of Europe’s mass migration crisis, has become the first government to open [...]

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Do Christians in Egypt Need a Law to Build Churches?

By Samia Sidhom – Watani – Given the discrimination, oppression and severe humiliation Christians in Egypt have to sustain if they so much as think of building or renovating a church, it is [...]

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‘Al -Ahram Columnist: “Despite Al-Sisi’s Call for Revolution in Religious Discourse, Al-Azhar Scholars Continue on their Extremist Path”

By MEMRI  – Al-Azhar’s Poisonous Curricula Are Responsible For Attacks On Copts; Al-Azhar Accuses Anyone Who Disagrees With It Of Heresy. In his first article, ‘Abd Al-Tawab [...]

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Christianity Belongs in the Middle East

By Prince Hassan of Jordan and Ed Kessler – The Telegraph – Christianity has been part of the essential fabric of the Middle East for 2,000 years. Far from being a western import as [...]

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Authorities keep turning their back on threats facing Egypt’s Copts: Egyptians Against Religious Discrimination

By Amira El-Fekki – Daily News Egypt –  The NGO staged a protest Saturday demanding that victims of sectarian attacks be granted their rights. A culture of religious discrimination is [...]

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Crimes and no punishment

By The Economist, From the print edition – Violence is only one of the problems faced by Christians in Egypt IT BEGAN with an argument over money, says a resident of Karam village in Minya. [...]

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Who Is Really Tarnishing Egypt’s Reputation?

By Coptic Solidarity –  Coptic Solidarity is gravely concerned about the increasing incidences of attacks on the Coptic community in Egypt recently. In the span of just the last few months, [...]