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Since the summer of 2014, ISIS has been waging a blitz through Iraq's Nineveh province, murdering and displacing Iraqi Christians and others. The European Union, Britain, and the U.S. have labeled the campaign to eradicate Christianity from Iraq as genocide. However many in the West, even Christians, remain unaware of the scale of this persecution, and even fewer know what can be done about it. The Persecution and Genocide of Christians in the Middle East focuses on persecuted Christians, but its analysis applies equally to the other victims. In the United States, military and diplomatic responses are contemplated and sometimes undertaken. But what about the legal system? Are there things we can or should be trying? That question animates this book as it explores various facets of religious persecution.


  • Prof. Ronald J. Rychlak, Co-Editor & Contributor, The Persecution and Genocide of Christians in the Middle East: Prevention, Prohibition, & Prosecution, Professor of Law, Jamie L. Whitten Chair of Law and Government, and Faculty Athletics Representative, University of Mississippi School of Law
  • Nina Shea, Director, Center for Religious Freedom, Hudson Institute, Former Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom