Posts Tagged ‘ William J Murray ’

Remembering September 11th, 2001

Sep 8th, 2017 | By

William J. Murray, the chairman of the Religious Freedom Coalition recounts the events of the 9-11 jihad attack against the United States as he lived them. Murray was on the 14th Street bridge near the Pentagon when American Airlines 77 slammed into it. He had been on the phone with a Special Assistant to President Bush discussing the attacks in New York at the time.

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William J. Murray on the Hagmann Report

Aug 22nd, 2017 | By

Religious Freedom Coalition Chairman William J. Murray discusses his book, Utopian Road to Hell and his work in the Middle East on the Hagmann Report.

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The Forgotten Assyrian Christians

Aug 4th, 2017 | By

As with the Kurds, the Assyrians are also a distinct ethnic group, although not treated as such by the West despite their rather high-profile history during Old Testament times. In 721 B.C., the Assyrians captured Samaria and essentially ended the northern kingdom of Israel, carrying off the Israelites as slaves. Later the Assyrians laid siege to Jerusalem.

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Conversations with a Senator

Jun 8th, 2017 | By

By: William J. Murray “We have no one else to fight the Islamic State”: I cannot report the name of the Senator this column concerns, because all comments recorded here were made “off the record.” I attend many “off the record” meetings on Capitol Hill which are meant to give those invited “background” information, but

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Kurdistan Region of Iraq: New USCIRF Report on Religious Minorities in the KRI

Jun 6th, 2017 | By

In January, William J.Murray personally was escorting three trucks of supplies to the NPU, one two-ton truck with food and two pickups filled with bottled water, when the Peshmerga stopped us at their main checkpoint between Erbil and Qaraqosh. I had authorized the aid, which amounted to a 20-day supply of food for the 300-man

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William J Murray on America’s Relationship with Qatar

May 10th, 2017 | By

Defense Secretary James Mattis visited several of America’s Middle Eastern allies in April, 2017, including one that undermines American security by sponsoring radical Islam.

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On Cuba, Sanctions and Really Smart Tour Guides

Mar 27th, 2017 | By

By William J. Murray, Chairman Almost every adult in Cuba has a college education, provided at no cost. The result of this level of education for all became evident to me when my wife and I recently took an evening tour of Havana. Our tour guide, Susanne, was a lawyer fluent in Spanish, German and

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Iraqi Palace of Mirrors: Kurds Block Aid To Christian Militia

Jan 4th, 2017 | By

The Christian town of Qaraqosh, Iraq, located on the Nineveh Plain, is in ruins. It is far worse than its appearance, which is bad enough.

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Christmas for Refugees in Iraq

Dec 27th, 2016 | By

The Religious Freedom Coalition’s Christmas for Refugees program is now in its 2nd year in Iraq and has grown from 600 children to more than 2,000 children participating. New photos and video of events in Iraq are now available.

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Photos of Christmas for Refugees 2016 Events

Dec 24th, 2016 | By

Photos from some of the 2016 Christmas for Refugees parties in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq held for displaced Christian children have been posted. The size of the events varied from 75 to as many as 525 children and were surprisingly orderly. Communications from the Middle East have made real time posting difficult.

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