Posts Tagged ‘ Christians ’

Major problems for our Iraqi missions programs

Oct 20th, 2017 | By

The Kurds held an “independence vote” to create an independent state. The reaction of the Iraqi government was to shut down airline operations into the Kurdish region including the Erbil airport. The closure causes great problems for our aid programs in Iraq including the upcoming Christmas program for this year. Costs for aid may increase as consumer goods are goods become difficult to find.

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Christian Elected to Head Syrian Parliament for First Time In Decades

Oct 9th, 2017 | By

On September 28, A Christian legislator was elected speaker of parliament in Syria, a predominantly Muslim country, for the first time in decades. According to state media, Hammudeh Sabbagh, a 58-year-old Syriac Orthodox Christian, graduate in law and member of President Bashar al-Assad’s Baath party from Hasakeh province, won 193 votes out of 252 cast.

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Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act Hijacked by Neocons

Sep 28th, 2017 | By

Senator Corker has crossed out every single line of the simple anti-genocide language in HR-390 authored by Congressmen Chris Smith. Senator Corker’s version of the bill makes little mention of the victims of genocide, which include Christians, Yazidis, and Shia Muslims.

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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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Sudanese Christians Seek Refuge in Church

May 8th, 2017 | By

Christians in South Sudan fleeing violence amid a civil war and genocide. A priest in Wau revealed that about 16,000 Christians from South Sudan have come to a Cathedral compound seeking refuge to escape genocide. Father Germano Bernardo said the famine in the country has led to people seeking refuge in the church as well:

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Why Don’t We Care About The Slaughter Of Christians?

Apr 18th, 2017 | By

A United Airlines passenger is violently hauled off a plane, and there is national outrage, rightly so. Press Secretary Sean Spicer says that Assad is worse than Hitler, and again, there is national outrage, rightly so. Forty-five Egyptian Christians are slaughtered by ISIS while attending church services on Palm Sunday and scores of others are

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Spreading Hope to Christians in The Middle East

Mar 28th, 2017 | By

Israel has allocated radio broadcast frequency to an American Evangelical Christian radio network that will broadcast messages of hope to people in Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus and Jordan, with expanded nighttime coverage into Turkey and Egypt. The VOICE OF HOPE – AM 1287 broadcasts in Arabic and English to the Arab population, especially those under religious

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Iraqi Forces Kill Islamic State Commander of Mosul’s Old City

Mar 15th, 2017 | By

According to reports, Iraqi government forces have killed the Islamic State commander of Mosul’s Old City. According to Independent, fighting intensified Tuesday as “civilians streamed out of western neighborhoods recaptured by the government, cold and hungry but relieved to be freed of the militants’ grip.” Government forces also pushed into western Mosul. Federal police killed

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