Where are the Christians?

Federal appeals judge wants to know why 10 percent of the Syrian population is Christian and “yet less than one-half of 1 percent of Syrian refugees admitted to the United States this year are Christian”

The following comes from an October 27 Daily Signal article by Hans von Spakovsky: In an otherwise unremarkable opinion over the federal Freedom of Information Act, a federal appellate court judge has issued a sharp rejoinder to the Obama administration over an issue that has been discussed in the news—the almost complete lack of Syrian Christian refugees being brought over to … [Read more...]

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California suit pursues banks in defense of Iraqi and Syrian Christians

St. Francis of Assisi non-profit based in Alameda

The following comes from a June 14 release for the Courthouse News Service. A California nonprofit wants two Middle Eastern banks and a Kuwaiti sheikh to pay damages for claims they funded the Islamic State's systematic murder and displacement of Christians in Iraq and Syria. St. Francis of Assisi, an Alameda-based nonprofit that assists refugees, sued the Kuwait Finance … [Read more...]

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United States recognizes killing of Yazidis, Christians, and Shia Muslims as genocide

Comes as a long-awaited first step in bringing ISIS to justice

The following comes from a March 15 Alliance Defending Freedom press release: Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that the United States recognizes the atrocities perpetrated by ISIS/Daesh against Yazidis, Christians, and Shia Muslims as genocide. Alliance Defending Freedom International, which authored an extensive analysis of the issue as part of a report the … [Read more...]

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Migration Mass attracts large crowd in Coachella

US bishops have called for 100,000 slots for resettlement of Syrian refugees

The following comes from a January 10 Desert Sun article by Mauricio Pena: On Sunday, several hundreds of people from around Southern California that gathered for the 10th annual Diocese of San Bernardino’s Migration Mass at Our Lady of Soledad Church in Coachella. The service, a culmination of National Migration Week celebrated by the Catholic Church each year, called … [Read more...]

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Your apathy is hurting ISIS victims

A challenge to American Christians

The following comes from a December 8 Catholic News Agency article by Matt Hadro: Christians in the U.S. must stop their apathy to the bloody persecution of religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, said a religious freedom advocate who proposed an “examination of conscience” for faith communities. “I am struck by the widespread apathy and indifference and ignorance … [Read more...]

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Jihadists arrested for threats against Pope Francis

No specific plot known

The following comes from a December 2 Catholic News Agency article: Four alleged terrorist sympathizers who made internet threats against Pope Francis have been arrested. While Italian authorities described them as “highly dangerous,” they said they did not appear to be involved in any specific plot. “They were threatening the Pope, celebrating the recent attacks in Paris … [Read more...]

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Where are the Christian refugees from Syria?

Despite comprising 10% of Syria's population, only 2.5% of country's refugees to United States are Christian

The following comes from a November 17 Christian Newswire news release: Christians and other religious minorities in Syria have been targeted for death, sexual slavery, displacement, cultural eradication and forced conversion by ISIS. Many of these persecuted Christians hope to escape to the United States. They have been largely excluded, with the State Department's … [Read more...]

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