Survey of Middle East Christians

CENTRE FOR INVESTIGATIVE RESEARCH CANADA

by Rami Dabbas

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Christianity in the Middle East is under violent assault. The following is a brief survey by Jordanian activist Rami Dabbas of how Christians are faring in various Middle East countries.

Christians would rather stay out of the Middle East’s raging conflict, but they invariably become the most prominent victims. Even in the region’s quieter countries, Christians face routine persecution. And it’s been that way for millennia.

Iran

We received the following letter from Iranian Christian activist Karim Irani, host of a popular program on the Arama- ic Broadcasting Network (www.abnsat.com): “It is impossible to convey in one short article all the suffering of Christians in Iran. I converted to Christianity in 2013, but it took me a long time to find other Christians since there is no true freedom of religion. It’s very difficult even to find a Bible. Many Christians won’t openly acknowledge their identity for…

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