Iraqi bill to legalize child marriage criticized

Iraqi women protest against proposed Islamic child marriage law

N. Korea Tops Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan as Worst Place to Be Christian

The Prince of Wales: Say a prayer for Christians in the Middle East

Flight of Iraq Christians resumes amid surge in unrest

Iraqi prelate challenges West to stand up for persecuted Christians

Vatican meeting on persecuted Christians in Egypt, Iraq

Will U.S. Designate Egypt, Pakistan, Iraq and Nigeria As Religious Freedom Violators?

Islam Expert Warns Christians May Completely Disappear From Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt

Politics undermine Iraq’s judiciary

Young Iraqis face religious fashion crackdown

Putin to Israel: Don’t Rush to Strike at Iran, Look at American Failures – Iraq Now Pro-Iranian

Iraq: Where Arranged Marriages Are Customary, Suicides Grow More Common

US military strategy fails when religious liberty is ignored

Iraq demo over ‘anti-Islam’ magazine turns violent

Iraq: “Mosul: more Christian blood, 45 year old photographer killed”

Pat Buchanan: For What, All These Wars?

Top Iraqi Shiite cleric urges end to crisis

Sunni-backed leader: Crisis tearing Iraq apart

Christianity May Be Eradicated in Iraq and Afghanistan, Says Chair of U.S. Religious Freedom Commission

Iraq’s Christians Near Extinction

Sunni leaders warn of sectarian chaos in Iraq

Could Iraq descend into a civil war again? Shiite PM is moving against Sunnis

Baghdad: some Christians reduced to dhimmitude

Situation worsening for Christians in Baghdad

Ron Paul: Leaving Iraq? While I applaud the spirit of this announcement – since all our troops should come home from overseas – I have strong reservations about any actual improvements in the situation in Iraq, since plans are already being made to increase the number of troops in surrounding regions. What we really need is a new foreign policy and there is no indication that that is what we have gotten.

  • Posted: 11/01/2011
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Iraq’s Christians torn between staying or facing death at home

Obama to declare Iraq war over with troops home at year’s end

Iraq: Double targeted killings against the Christian community in Kirkuk

Iraqi envoy: Christians are right to worry about ‘Arab Spring’ uprisings

‘Religious persecutors’ list incomplete

Iraqi Christians find safety in north, but no jobs

Iraq Attack against Kirkuk’s St Ephraim Syrian Orthodox Church

U.S. Dept. of State: Church Bombing in Kirkuk, Iraq

Christians Attacked Again in Iraq; Car Bomb Wounds 23

Record Number of U.S. Troops Killed by Iranian Weapons

Iraq’s anti-Christian violence hit new peak in 2010

Iraqi Christians open first new church since 2003

Young Christian beheaded in northern Iraq 

Irish President addresses freedom of religion

Another Christian murdered in Iraq

Iraq: Islamists abduct, torture and behead young Christian father of three

USCIRF Identifies World’s Worst Religious Freedom Violators: Egypt Cited for First Time

The Silent Extermination of Iraq’s ‘Christian Dogs’

Open Doors: Thousands of Christians Have Fled Iraq since Church Massacre

Ultraconservative Muslims more assertive in Egypt

Iraqi Bishop: Christians read to claim right to exist

David French: Exhausting the Enemy

    David French writes at National Review Phi Beta Cons: “Fick and Nagl are correct that we can’t just kill our way to victory, but many casual observers of the war don’t comprehend the psychology of warfare. Fick and Nagl do. They understand the profound impact of continual losses on the human psyche and the emotional devastation of death without victory. If there’s one thing that I learned while in Iraq, it’s that our enemy is every bit as human as we are, and even their religious fanaticism does not make them immune to exhaustion or despair.”

  • Posted: 02/23/2011
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Austria grants refuge to 30 Iraqi Christians

Iraq toys with polygamy as solution for war widows

Last Christians ponder leaving a hometown in Iraq

European Parliament: MEP’s adopt resolution condemning attacks against Christians

UN refugee agency concerned over Sweden’s reported plan to deport Iraqis

Another Iraqi Christian shot in Mosul

Lost religious liberty around the world

Islamic countries dominate Open Doors 2011 World Watch List

US State Department worried by rising anti-Christian attacks

    “MR. CROWLEY: I’d be very wary at this point about making any sweeping statements about whether what’s happened in Iraq has a bearing on what’s happening in other countries such as Egypt or Nigeria. These are all being investigated. Clearly, there are pressures on minority groups in these countries, and we would hope and expect that in – those respective governments will fully investigate these attacks and bring those responsible to justice. That’s what, for example, the people of Egypt are rightly demanding a credible, thorough investigation and those responsible brought to justice.”

  • Posted: 01/05/2011
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Pope denounces vile acts against Christians in Iraq, Egypt; imam criticizes interference

    Vatican Radio: “‘An offense against God and all humanity’, that is how Pope Benedict XVI has described the New Year’s eve bombing of a Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria, Egypt, and the ongoing campaign of violence against Christians in Iraq. Speaking to a densely packed St Peter’s Square after the Sunday Angelus prayer, the Pope spoke of his sorrow and pain on hearing news of the latest spate of killings targeting Christians communities.”

    AGI: “The imam of Al-Azhar condemned the Alexandria attack but criticised the Pope’s ‘interference.’”

  • Posted: 01/04/2011
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Survivor of Iraqi church siege killed in robbery

Denmark to host seminar on Iraqi religious dialogue

Gunmen target Christian homes in Baghdad, 2 killed

European Parliament backing for hard pressed Christians in Iraq

Pope urges courage for Catholics in China, Iraq

Iraqi churches cancel Christmas festivities

Is free Iraq becoming a more Islamic state?

New attack against Christians in Iraq; girl kidnapped from home in Mosul

UN raps Sweden for deporting Iraqi Christians

Commission urges US to step up protection for Iraqi Christians

More Christians flee Iraq after new violence

2 More Christians Killed in Baghdad

Christian ‘hemorrhage’ increases in Iraq

    Baptist Press: “Iraqi Christians may blend into the ebb and flow of life in the troubled country, but in their churches they have continued to be targets of extremists, most recently an al-Qaida-related group, the Islamic State of Iraq. The persecution has resulted in many Iraqi Christians facing the decision of whether to flee their homeland with their families or stay and likely face severe consequences. Church leaders in Iraq and worldwide are voicing concerns that this may nail the coffin shut on Christian presence in the nation.”

  • Posted: 12/06/2010
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Groups to Press Obama to Defend Iraqi Christians

Iraq: Christian murdered in Mosul; bishops protest