Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

Media coverage in the West can overstate the degree to which Christians are “disappearing” from the Middle East. But one place where such characterizations have merit is Iraq. In the years since the 2003 invasion led by the United States, at least half of Iraq’s Christians have fled the country to escape the violence of war, occupation and insurgency, as well as a campaign of intimidation, forced expulsion and sectarian cleansing carried out by militias and criminal gangs. Numerous others have been internally displaced.

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How to cite this article:

Amanda Ufheil-Somers "Iraqi Christians: A Primer," Middle East Report 267 (Summer 2013).