Iraq's Dwindling Christians

(CNS News) Daniel Pipes - Attacks targeting Iraq's Christian minority, culminating in a series of coordinated explosions at five churches on August 1, have prompted Christians to leave the country in record numbers. One estimate finds that about 40% of the community has left since 1987, when the census recorded 1.4 million Iraqi Christians. Due mainly to Islamist persecution and lower birth rates, Christians are disappearing from the Middle East as a whole.

2004-08-25 00:00:00

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