Tag: Iraq

Christians Could Return to Middle East, Thanks to Trump, Deportations

This story was originally published in Christianity Today and can be read here.  When Haitham Jazrawi started working at Kirkuk Presbyterian Church in Iraq in 1991, there were 72 families. Today, there are still 72...

/ October 2, 2017

Iraqi Christians at Odds with World on Kurdish Independence Referendum

This story was originally published in Christianity Today and can be read here.  Despite intense opposition, a referendum that could lead to the establishment of an independent Kurdish nation appears set for Monday, September 25....

/ September 23, 2017

Evangelicals Tell Trump: Don’t Deport Christians to Face Genocide in Iraq

This story was published in Christianity Today and can be found here.  With the fate of 199 Iraqi nationals on hold while a Detroit court hears a lawsuit, a group of evangelical leaders has sent the Trump administration...

/ July 3, 2017

US prepares to deport hundreds of Iraqis

This story was published in Christianity Today and can be found here.  Nahidh Shaou could be deported any day now. As a Christian and a veteran of the US military, being forcibly returned to Iraq—a homeland he...

/ June 13, 2017

They couldn’t save the photo album

There’s a large, old apartment building one town over. It’s the oldest place around. Old brick, old heating, old beautiful architecture. Lots of families live there, and it’s pretty diverse. Still, folks have gotten along...

/ April 15, 2015

Foreign policy in 4 years of State of the Union addresses

Syria – “Assad is on the way out… well, unless he’s not” 2012 (1 mention): “And in Syria, I have no doubt that the Assad regime will soon discover that the forces of change cannot...

/ January 21, 2015

Mapping ISIL’s moves in Iraq

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) now controls a full third of Iraq, and is at Baghdad’s doorstep. The terrorist group — now a small army — captured Ramadi and Fallujah to the...

/ June 12, 2014