MembersSurvey of Middle East Christians

Christianity in the Middle East is under violent assault. But sometimes it’s difficult to get people to listen to that message when it’s coming from Israel.

By Rami Dabbas |
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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.

Syria
Syrian activist George AlKaser insisted in remarks to Israel Today that Christians are the indigenous people of his country who were forcibly Arabized and converted to Islam. Pockets of these native Christians remain in what’s known as the Assyrian Church. The Syrian regime prevents a reversal of this situation by punishing any Muslim who converts to Christianity.

Jordan
Often portrayed as the most moderate of Arab Muslim countries, Jordan still legally prohibits Muslims from converting to Christianity and forbids Christian men from marrying non-Christian women. Christians in Jordan, while they are free to worship in churches, must submit to various aspects of Sharia Law.

Egypt Egypt has by far the largest Christian population of any country...

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