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This is the untold story of a heroic, courageous people who refused to be disenfranchised or extinct while facing state and personal perils, genocide, persecution, bigotry, forced immigration, and hatred. Their survival until now is an unparalleled epic in chapters of humankind.

The untold story of over thirty million indigenous Middle Eastern people, over six million Middle East Christian Americans in the United States, and millions of others in diaspora that have been ignored by Western governments, denied basic human rights by many Middle East governments, and tormented by the rise of religious fanaticism. The untold story of those whose aspirations their counterparts have tried to suppress, whose identity they have tried to ignore, and whose contributions to humanity they have tried to minimize. The untold story of those whose ancestors were the cradle of civilization. They built the Pyramids, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Tower of Nimrod, Hammurabi’s Code, and ancient empires. They have advanced science, medicine, art, and astrology, and have contributed to the Muslim and Arab world civilizations and the world-at-large today. The untold story of those who were the earliest believers in Christianity through the early Apostles, where their Aramaic language was spoken by Jesus Christ. They never wavered, and they spread their Christianity east to China and west to Rome. This is the untold story of the heritage, religion, and history of the Arab Christians, Armenians, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Coptics, Maronites, Melkites, Syriacs, and others since the dawn of civilization. This untold story is a cry in the wilderness for those who believe in human dignity, freedom and sanctuary of religion, and peace and prosperity in the Middle East to act now. This updated 5th Edition includes new chapters regarding the Christians in Turkey, Iran, South Sudan, Sudan, and Syro-Malabar Catholic Churches in India. This is a small encyclopedia and quick reference with Web sites for additional information. You may read the book on the American Middle East Christians Congress (AMECC) Web site, Sincerely yours, Dr. Ramsay F. Dass, MD President, American Middle East Christians Congress Director of Iraq American Christians Endowment Center or Office: (248) 546-9100 Cell: (248) 763-6006 You may visit our re-edited and revised Fifth Edition of our book, The Middle East Christians: The Untold Story, at or