Christian Voters Triggered Trump’s Win

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The evidence shows that Christian communities were key to making Donald Trump the next president of the United States.
Victor Gaetan
Chaldean Catholics
In Michigan’s final count, announced last week, Donald J. Trump won by a mere 10,704 Continue reading

Fortune, misfortune of Syrian Christians communities

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Olivier Rey / Red Dirt Report
Christian Sahner speaking at OU on Tuesday.
NORMAN, Okla. – Christian Sahner is a historian of the Middle East at the University of Cambridge was the invited guest of the University of Oklahoma Department of Classics and Letters to talk on the evolution of the Christian community in Syria in modern history on Tuesday. Continue reading

Assyrian Universal Alliance meetings in Canberra

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Sydney –1 December 2016
On Wednesday, 30 November 2016, a delegation led by Mr. Hermiz Shahen, Deputy Secretary General of the Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA), Mr David M. David, President of the Assyrian Australian National Federation, Mrs. Suzy David , AUA senior adviser and former Deputy Secretary General, together with Mrs. Karen Bos , Vice Continue reading

Their town now liberated, Iraqi Christians talk of life under ISIS

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The historic heartland of Assyrian Christians in Iraq was seized by the militants in 2014, and nearly all fled in the face of demands to convert, pay a tax, or die.
By Kristen Chick, Correspondent November 28, 2016
Erbil, Iraq — When Christians fled the small town of Bartalla in August 2014 as Islamic State militants swept toward them, then-14-year-old Ibrahim Matti and his elderly Continue reading

Iraqi Christians documenting ISIS crimes before cleaning up liberated towns

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Lorraine Caballero
Christians in Iraq are seeking to document the crimes Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants have committed before cleaning up their liberated villages.
(Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah)An Iraqi Christian police attends the first Sunday mass at the Grand Immaculate Church since it was recaptured from Islamic State in Qaraqosh, near Mosul in Iraq, October 30, 2016. Continue reading

Ransacked homes and little hope for returning Iraqi Christians

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FILE PHOTO – A Christian woman inspects a home in the town of Bartella east of Mosul, Iraq, after it was liberated from Islamic State militants November 23, 2016. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily
By Isabel Coles | QARAQOSH, Iraq
A strip of negatives lying in the rubble of a home in northern Iraq contains snapshots of life as it was before Islamic State overran the area two years ago and purged its Christian community. Continue reading

Winter closes in on refugees fleeing Iraq’s Mosul

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HASAN SHAM CAMP, Iraq – Reuters
Pushing his way through dozens of people, Iraqi teacher Umar Salah carries four bags containing 15 blankets and pots full of food through the gate of a camp overcrowded with civilians who fled Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Mosul.
Soldiers only occasionally open the gate to allow civilians to bring supplies to relatives Continue reading

Iraqi Christians returning to villages destroyed by IS

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Iraqi Christians who have returned to the village of Qaraqosh near Mosul have spoken of the devastation left behind by so-called Islamic State.
The jihadist group was driven out of Qaraqosh in October, two years after taking over the village, causing thousands of its Christian residents to flee. Continue reading

Muslim Assyrians? Who are they?

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Eylem Dönen
Interviewed by Sabri Atman
Many readers will wonder, who are these Assyrians? Moreover, aren’t all Assyrians Christian? Apparently not!
The majority of Assyrians are Christians – some agnostic and some atheists as well. Now; however, we also have Muslim Assyrians that are proud of their Assyrian identity. Continue reading