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What happened to the Christian Syrian refugees?

November 27, 2015 --

ird-institute-religion-democracyInstitute for Religion and Democracy,

“Why are so few of these refugees Christians, particularly given that they are among the most persecuted of groups in Syria?” — Faith McDonnell, IRD Religious Liberty Director

Christians and other religious minorities in Syria have been targeted for death, sexual slavery, displacement, cultural eradication and forced conversion by ISIS.

Many of these persecuted Christians hope to escape to the United States. They have been largely excluded, with the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration admitting to officials at The Barnabas Fund, a Christian relief agency, “There is no way that Christians will be supported because of their religious affiliation.”



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