U.S. Denies Entry To “Thousands” Of “Persecuted” Iraqi Christians (UPDATE)

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(ADDS MORE BACKGROUND, CHANGING LEAD) By BosNewsLife Correspondents Joseph DeCaro and Stefan J. Bos BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- The immigration status of thousands of Christians fleeing bloodshed and persecution in Iraq remained uncertain Monday, November 28, due to new security measures in the United States following fresh terrorism concerns, aid workers said.

BREAKING NEWS: 200,000 Iraq Christians Flee Islamic Militants; U.S. Air Strikes Ongoing

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service Iraqi-Christian-child-sleeps-4X3BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians faced an unprecedented crisis Saturday, August 9, after fleeing Islamic militants who overran towns and villages in northern Iraq, while U.S. warplanes carried out air strikes in an attempt to halt the violent Islamists.

Christians In Syria, Iraq Fleeing Attacks And Crucifixions

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service iraq-christiansBAGHDAD/DAMASCUS (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Syria and neighboring Iraq faced more upheaval Monday, July 7, after an Islamic group expelled tens of thousands of residents from their homes and crucified at least nine people.

Iraq Christians In Czech Republic Amid EU Tensions Over Refugees

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
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PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Officials say the first of a total of more 153 Iraqi Christians who have been offered asylum in the Czech Republic have arrived in the capital Prague, after neighboring Slovakia also agreed to host Christians. It comes amid European Union concerns however that it is being overwhelmed by migrants fleeing war and poverty, most of them Muslims.

NEWS ALERT: Baghdad Church Bombing Injures 7

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- A roadside bomb exploded near the rear entrance of a Catholic church in Iraq's capital Baghdad after Easter Mass Sunday, April 24, injuring at least seven people, Christians said.

Missionaries: ‘Refugees In Iraq Turning To Christ Amid Islamic Attacks’

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos peoplefleeIRBIL, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Native missionaries in Iraq say God is using them to spread hope and faith in Jesus Christ among thousands fleeing Islamic State militants, and many become Christians.

Iraq Christians Facing Crucifixions, Torture By Islamic State Militants

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service christianrescuedBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Iraqi Christians are facing crucifixions, torture and sex slavery in areas controlled by the Islamic State group, but at least some of them have forgiven those who persecuted them, according to testimonies seen by BosNewsLife.

Author: ‘Mideast Christians Pathologically anti-Semitic’; Secret Sin Revealed (Column)

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By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnistlumasimms BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife Columns)-- It is “the secret sin” that no one wants to talk about, according to one Iraq-raised Christian. It's, she says, “the elephant in the room in the Arab Christian sub-culture.”

BREAKING NEWS: Iraq Detains Militants Over Deadly Church Siege

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service
BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife) — Iraq said Saturday, November 27, that its security forces have detained a dozen militants suspected of helping take Christians hostage in a church siege that killed scores of worshipers and two priests last month.

Christmas Dinner For Christian Refugee Children From Syria, Iraq

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service childrenpraynow AMMAN, JORDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Preparations were underway in Jordan's capital Amman for "the first ever Christmas meal for Christian refugee children from Iraq and Syria" who have been "mostly ignored by Islamic charities," organizers said.

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