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The Last Christian in the Middle East

The Last Christian in the Middle East

Analysis

The increasing speed with which the Christians of the Middle East are fleeing would suggest that... it is entirely possible that the next time the Pope celebrates Mass in Bethlehem, he will be the last Christian in the Middle East.

The fact, like it or not, is that under the rule of the ...

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Killings of Christians by Islamists Doubled in 2013

Killings of Christians by Islamists Doubled in 2013

According to Open Doors, a non-denominational group that supports persecuted Christians worldwide, the official number of Christians killed for their faith around the world doubled in 2013, compared to 2012. According to the annual survey, the number of Christians killed in Syria in 2013 comes to ...

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Life Under The Shadow Of The Islamists In Syria - Enacting The Shari'a

Life Under The Shadow Of The Islamists In Syria - Enacting The Shari'a

The following report is a complimentary offering from MEMRI's Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM). For JTTM subscription information, click here.  This is Part II, see Part I here.

Introduction

Alongside their efforts to enforce authority and order and maintain security, the Islamist ...

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Egypt's Draft Constitution 2014: Focus On De-Islamization, Expansion Of Military Power

Egypt's Draft Constitution 2014: Focus On De-Islamization, Expansion Of Military Power

Introduction

On January 14 and 15, 2014, for the second time in the three years since the January 2011 ouster of president Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's citizens will vote in a referendum on a new constitution. The previous constitution, drafted under the MB regime of ousted president Muhammad Mursi and ...

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Sochi 2014: A Security Challenge

Sochi 2014: A Security Challenge

Summary

The Russian city of Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympics from Feb. 7 to Feb. 23 and the Paralympics from March 7 to March 16. Russia is no stranger to hosting high-profile global events; it hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics and is preparing for the 2018 World Cup final.

Though the ...

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Soldiers Join Slaughter of Christians in Nigerian Village, Survivors Say

Soldiers Join Slaughter of Christians in Nigerian Village, Survivors Say

Bata Badugu, 75, and granddaughter Lydia, both injured in Shonong attack. (Morning Star News)RIYOM, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Survivors of Monday’s (Jan. 6) slaughter of 33 Christians in a village in Nigeria’s Plateau state said Special Task Force (STF) soldiers stationed to protect them ...

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Egypt: A Tinderbox Waiting for a Spark

Egypt: A Tinderbox Waiting for a Spark

Behind the government's political transition and security measures lies a deeply unstable country.

Nearly six months after the mass uprising-cum-coup that toppled Mohammed Morsi, the key cleavages of Egypt's domestic political conflict are not only unresolved, but unresolvable. The generals who ...

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Call For Obama To Intervene In Victim Of Sharia Asylum Request

Call For Obama To Intervene In Victim Of Sharia Asylum Request

27 December 2013, Basel, Switzerland: The International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA) has today launched a campaign in support of the recent asylum request of Albina Kurmanbekova in the United States.

VOSAN Program Director Chris Knowles said:

Albina’s case is very worrying. Lawmakers need to be ...

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Yes, Al-Qaeda 'Infiltrated' Libya

Yes, Al-Qaeda 'Infiltrated' Libya

The New York Times’ conclusion that Al-Qaeda was not involved in last year’s attack on Ambassador Stevens in Libya—or even “infiltrated” Libya to begin with—is an example of a misleading game of semantics. The definition of “enemy” and even “Al-Qaeda” is becoming narrower and narrower, moving us ...

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