Posts Categorized: Egypt

Professor Mariz Tadros on the Killing of Christians in Libya

Professor Mariz Tadros of Sussex University has written a powerful essay in the wake of the Islamic State’s execution of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya: “Of the 1,125 cases of kidnapping [of Egyptians in Libya], only the Christians have been killed. …[There is] an ideologically driven political project which is intended to clear the Middle… Read more »

May 2014 – From the Desk of Dr. Eibner

Dear Friends, Three years ago, CSI issued a Genocide Warning for Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East. At that time, few American Christian leaders were willing to address the existential crisis facing the region’s persecuted Christian communities. Yes, Popes Benedict XVI and Francis I regularly drew attention to the plight of Christians… Read more »

Former Lebanese President Warns of “Crisis of Pluralism” in Middle East

Gemayel Says “Rise of Religious Extremists” Afflicts Entire Region ZURICH, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Amine Gemayel, the former President of Lebanon, warned on Thursday that the Arab world is experiencing a “crisis of religious pluralism” driven by “the rise of religious extremists,” which threatens “any community which does not constitute the majority” – including… Read more »

Bassam Tibi: “‘Arab Spring’ a Catastrophe for Religious Minorities in the Middle East.”

Leading Middle East expert warns against a de-Christianization of the region ZURICH and WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire / — “The so-called Arab Spring has turned out to be a deadly winter,” Professor Bassam Tibi said in Zurich Tuesday at a lecture hosted by Christian Solidarity International.  Tibi’s lecture was entitled, “The Uprisings in the Middle… Read more »

Egyptian Academic: Is Syria heading towards majoritarian rule?

Professor warns of growing sectarian violence in Egypt and Syria at CSI supported conference OXFORD, England, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/  — Mariz Tadros, an Egyptian academic based at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, spoke of worrisome processes of democratization in Syria and Egypt in a talk at Oxford University on June… Read more »

Bishop Nazir-Ali Calls for Equality for Christians and other Groups, Women in Arab Spring Countries

ZURICH, Switzerland, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Anglican Bishop of Rochester and co-head of the Anglican-Al Azhar Dialogue, warned in a speech hosted by Christian Solidarity International (CSI) last Thursday against the rising threat of a “tyranny of the majority” in countries affected by the recent Arab revolutions, and called on… Read more »

January 1, 2013 – EIBNER: Religious ‘Cleansing’ in the Middle East a Growing Threat

Dr. John Eibner Morning Star News January 1, 2013 When Iran’s holocaust-denying President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad proclaims, “Israel must be wiped off the map,” the United States rightly takes the threat of genocide seriously. President Obama, like his predecessor, is committed to preventing the eradication of the people of Israel. Conservative U.S. Christian leadership, as reflected… Read more »

Christian Solidarity International Urges Obama to Prevent Middle East Genocide

Syria: “Entire Communities at Risk” according to New UN Report WASHINGTON, Dec. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Writing to President Obama on Christmas Eve, Dr. John Eibner, the CEO of CSI-USA, urged the White House to make a “firm commitment to preventing the genocide of the Middle East‘s religious minorities” in the face of rising anti-minority… Read more »

Speaker at CSI event: Signs of Religious “Cleansing” in Islamist-Dominated Egypt

Dr. Mariz Tadros: Egypt heading towards “Islamic dictatorship” ZURICH, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Dr. Mariz Tadros has warned that acts of violence and discrimination against Coptic Christians in Egypt are on the rise, and signal a new “dangerous phenomenon.” Speaking at a Christian Solidarity International  (CSI) seminar in Zurich on November 28, Tadros noted… Read more »

New CSI Report Documents Forced Disappearance Of Egyptian Christian Women

Report Claims Cases Have “Escalated” Since Overthrow of Mubarak Regime WASHINGTON, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new Christian Solidarity International (CSI) report released today calls onEgypt‘s Islamist government and the international community – especially the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – to investigate and take strong measures to prevent the disappearance, forced marriage… Read more »