Human Rights

Multiple Beheadings in Mozambique: Is the World Indifferent?
Multiple Beheadings in Mozambique: Is the World Indifferent?

On November 10, Al Jazeera posted a breathtaking headline: “ISIS-linked attackers behead 50 people in northern Mozambique.” The subhead was equally horrifying: “Witnesses say the assailants herded victims onto a football pitch in the village of Muatide where the killings were carried out.”

A Violation of International Law? An Analysis of the UN Report on the Drone Killing of Gen. Soleimani
A Violation of International Law? An Analysis of the UN Report on the Drone Killing of Gen. Soleimani

The Human Rights Council of the United Nations released “Extrajudicial, Summary, or Arbitrary Executions,” by Special Rapporteur Prof. Dr. Agnès S. Callamard, which holds that the successful drone strike in January killing Gen. Soleimani violated international law.

The Untold Story of Syrian Kurdish Christians

The story of Kurdish Christians and all other religious minorities in the Middle East is one of great suffering, but it is also a story of survival and great resilience. Fortunately, there is time to save northeast Syria as a refuge for these communities, but only if the international community offers immediate support.

Comrade Duch: Math Teacher, Torturer… and a Christian?
Comrade Duch: Math Teacher, Torturer… and a Christian?

Comrade Duch’s genocidal exploits in the 1970s are the stuff of international infamy. Less-known, however, are his purported repentance and conversion to Christianity in the 1990s.

Ep. 55 | Religious Freedom in the Middle East after Genocide (Podcast with Nadine Maenza)
Ep. 55 | Religious Freedom in the Middle East after Genocide

In this episode, Nadine Maenza talks about religious freedom issues in the Middle East, especially in Iraq where the Yazidis…

The Armenian Genocide and America’s Rise to Global Power: Book Review of Charlie Laderman Sharing the Burden
The Armenian Genocide and America’s Global Role: A Review of Laderman’s Sharing the Burden

Charlie Laderman’s “Sharing the Burden” provides a thoroughly researched and highly compelling account of how the Armenian question acted as a catalyst for an emerging American-British geopolitical alliance and the United States’ rise as a predominant actor in the international arena.

Chinese Aid Threatens Pluralism in Lebanon
Chinese Aid Threatens Pluralism in Lebanon

If the West remains interested in promoting pluralism in the Middle East and preserving one of the oldest Christian communities in the world, it must turn its eyes to Lebanon and provide suitable alternatives to Chinese intervention. Failure to do so could be a crucial and catastrophic mistake.

America Must Focus on Religious Persecution against Iranian Christian Converts
America Must Focus on Religious Persecution against Iranian Christian Converts

Both the US government and Christian groups should prioritize Iran’s treatment of Christian converts.

The World Needs Clarity on Human Rights

When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the formation of a Commission on Unalienable Rights in July 2019, many activists and pundits reacted sharply and negatively. But the world needs clarity on human rights.