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ICC note- The predominantly Islamic Middle East is often found violating the rights of religious minorities and Arab Christians are not far behind. Proselytizing is forbidden by the Shari ’ a Law which puts many Arab Christians in danger.

Christians in the Middle East face persecution, pushed to the periphery

(America ) 6/9/2006– Christians were at the forefront of the revival of Arab nationalism that swept across the region in the middle of the 19th century. But today Islamist movements have obscured the identity of Christians as Arabs. Emphasizing generic Islam as their primary source of solidarity, they have pushed Christians to the periphery of Arab life.

Comparatively low birth rates, conversion to Islam and natural emigration have played a part in the departure of Christians from the Middle East during the last century. The war on terror, though, touted as a freedom-bringing campaign, has become a huge push factor… [Go to Full Story]