A Climate of Fear Among Christians in Iraq

Monday, April 09, 2012

A little boy looks up as Iraqi Christians take part in the Christmas day service at the Syriac Catholic Church of Our Lady of Deliverance/Salvation (Sayidat al-Nejat), in central Baghdad on 12/25/2010 (SABAH ARAR/AFP/Getty)

In Iraq, the Christian community continues to suffer from intimidation and threats of violence, and the number of Christians in the country has dropped drastically following the U.S. invasion nine years ago in 2003. Rami Ruhayem is a correspondent for our partner the BBC, who has found that even though the levels of violent attacks have dropped recently, there is still a climate of fear.


Rami Ruhayem

Produced by:

Tim Einenkel

Comments [1]


"I hope people, the government, the politicians understand we need to improve the quality of life of the Iraqis....
I believe we can do it"
That statement would have been unthinkable in Baghdad ten years ago.
Dutiful mention of the U.S. invasion nine years ago that brought greater freedom of expression but why no mention of who is targeting Iraqi Christians?

Apr. 09 2012 09:29 AM

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