A Musical Feast by Obelit Yadgar

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The theatre is filled with moments when everything clicks together, every part, scene and note, to produce a magical experience for audience and players alike. It happened at the Mesopotamian Night Chicago’s premiere concert October 11 at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, IL. Continue reading

Inter Press Service
AMUDA, Syria, Oct 28 (IPS) – There was never anything particularly remarkable about this northern town of 25,000. However, today it has become the lab for one the most pioneering political experiments ever conducted in the entire Middle East region. Continue reading

Mosul mass will be done in Chaldean rites

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By LAUREN RELICH/ VN STAFF WRITER
The Christians of Mosul who have been targeted by the Islamic extremist group ISIS will be the focus of a mass on campus Sunday, Nov. 9, at 9 p.m. in St. Ignatius Chapel.
“During July of this year, Iraqi Christians of Mosul and northern villages were forced by Continue reading

Help for Middle East Christians

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Cal Thomas
American Christians have been slow to the point of near silence when it comes to speaking out about the atrocities committed against their fellow believers by the Islamic State in Iraq (ISIS). The Jewish people are much better models in solidarity when Jews are persecuted. Continue reading

1,800 radical German Muslims now in Syria, Iraq

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Multiply Berlin’s official estimate by 4 to get realistic number, says security agency source.
Kobani
A Turkish soldier atop a tank watches as Islamic State jihadis advance on the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani, October 10.. (photo credit:UMIT BEKTAS / REUTERS) Continue reading

Listen: ISIS Terrorizes Iraqi and Syrian Christians (WBEZ)

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Written by Staff
Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- A destabilized Middle East has created widespread persecution of religious minorities. It took U.S. airpower to save the minority Yazidis from ISIS. In the Christian town of Qaraqosh, hundreds have been slaughtered. Christians in towns like Qaraqosh and Mosul were given the option to either convert to Islam or face death. Continue reading

Kobani, Then and Now A City with a History of Suffering

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by Mark Movsesian
For the past several weeks, the world has been watching Kobani (in Kurdish, Kobanê), a small city on the Syrian-Turkish border. In September, militants from ISIS, the Sunni Islamist group that has declared a restored caliphate in the Middle East, laid siege to the city, which is mostly Kurdish and currently in the hands of the YPG, a Syrian Continue reading

Lebanon under threat from Syria‘s turmoil

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By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz
Ghassan Michel Rubeiz
Washington DC — The breakdown in Syria is increasingly impacting Lebanon. The borders between the two countries are no longer significant, given the flow of fighters in both directions. Over the past three days intense battles in Tripoli, Lebanon’s second Continue reading

Christians were in Iraq long before Muhammad was born

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Three Generations of a Christian family that fled from the violence in Mosu. (photo credit:REUTERS)
For nearly six months, the eyes of the world have been focused on the most bloodthirsty and openly barbaric group of Islamist radicals ever to bludgeon its way across the Middle East in modern history. Continue reading