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The Persecution of Christians and Hindus in Bangladesh

The Persecution of Christians and Hindus in Bangladesh

According to former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, “If a country does not recognize minority rights, you will not have the kind of prosperity and stability that is possible.” The present reality in Bangladesh highlights that Clinton is correct about this.

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Remembering the Yezidi Genocide

Remembering the Yezidi Genocide

Lasted week, the international community marked the beginning of the Yezidi genocide when on August 3rd 2014, 40,000 Yezidis got stranded on Mount Sinjar.

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Hindu rights activist: “Bangladesh is now infested with ISIS”

Hindu rights activist: “Bangladesh is now infested with ISIS”

Shipan Kumer Basu stated in an exclusive interview that ISIS is on the ascent in Bangladesh and he blames the Bangladeshi government for this reality.

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Who will be the failed state, Iraq or Kurdistan?

Who will be the failed state, Iraq or Kurdistan?

Contrary to certain claims, any objective analysis comparing former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki to Kurdish Prime Minister Nichervan Barzani illustrates that Kurdistan is not destined to be a failed state. An article published in Newsweek claimed that an independent Kurdistan would be a failed state, stressing that ...

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Palestinian in Lebanon denied medical treatment due to his nationality

Palestinian in Lebanon denied medical treatment due to his nationality

In the United States and other free countries across the globe, any person who is born in that country is granted citizenship rights and basic human rights, such as access to healthcare. As the descendent of Sephardic Jewish refugees who fled the anti-Jewish violence that erupted in Greece in the ...

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Hindu Rights Activist: “Bangladesh has a lot to learn from Israel”

Hindu Rights Activist: “Bangladesh has a lot to learn from Israel”

Hindu rights activist Shipan Kumer Basu illustrated that Bangladesh has a lot to learn from Israel and that Israel can play a role in assisting the minority communities within Bangladesh. According to Shipan Kumer Basu, head of the Hindu Struggle Committee, the Jewish people have been persecuted for thousands of ...

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Syrian Kurdish Dissident: “America Should Support the Kurdish Independence Referendum”

Syrian Kurdish Dissident: “America Should Support the Kurdish Independence Referendum”

Sherkoh Abbas argues that the Kurdish Referendum for Independence is a golden opportunity for the U.S. to counter Iranian influence in the Middle East.

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Hindu Rights Activist: “Bangladesh Should Establish Diplomatic Relations with Israel”

Hindu Rights Activist: “Bangladesh Should Establish Diplomatic Relations with Israel”

Hindu rights activist Shipan Kumer Basu calls for establishing diplomatic relations between Israel and Bangladesh.

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Middle Eastern Dissidents: Iranian Regime Responsible for Twin Attacks

Middle Eastern Dissidents: Iranian Regime Responsible for Twin Attacks

Following the terror attacks in Iran that killed at least 16 people, some Middle Eastern dissidents believe what happened was an inside job perpetrated by the Iranian regime.

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Syrian Kurdish leader: “Peace is Obtainable by Supporting an Independent Kurdistan”

Syrian Kurdish leader: “Peace is Obtainable by Supporting an Independent Kurdistan”

In an exclusive interview, Syrian Kurdish leader Sherkoh Abbas explained a novel idea for promoting peace between Israel and the Arab world.

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Yezidi Leader: “The World Ignores the Plight of our People on Mount Sinjar”

Yezidi Leader: “The World Ignores the Plight of our People on Mount Sinjar”

Yezidi leader Mirza Ismail describes how the situation is extremely dire for women and children on Mount Sinjar while the international community and media outlets ignore it.

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Syrian Kurdish dissident: “Beware of the Saudis and Turks”

Syrian Kurdish dissident: “Beware of the Saudis and Turks”

Sherkoh Abbas, head of the Kurdistan National Assembly of Syria, warns of the dangers posed by Saudi Arabia and Turkey and argues in favor of Kurds as better allies for Americans.

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Yazidi Iraqi Children Recount their Escape from Islamic State

Yazidi Iraqi Children Recount their Escape from Islamic State

Two Yazidi Iraqi children, ages 12 and 14, recount the horrors that they suffered from Islamic State during their time in captivity.

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Syrian couple under Islamic State rule aspires to flee to Turkey

Syrian couple under Islamic State rule aspires to flee to Turkey

A Syrian human rights group reported on the struggles faced by a young couple living under Islamic State rule in Raqqa. The two of them are thinking of getting married and fleeing to Turkey.

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ISIS suicide bomber threatens to massacre Shiites

ISIS suicide bomber threatens to massacre Shiites

A recent video that was translated into English by MEMRI highlights the sectarian tensions between Sunnis and Shias in Iraq.

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About the Author

Rachel Avraham
Rachel Avraham

Rachel Avraham is a senior media research analyst at the Center for Near East Policy Research and a correspondent for the Israel Resource News Agency. She is based in Israel and publishes in a variety of media outlets throughout the world. She is the author of "Women and Jihad: Debating Palestinian Female Suicide Bombings in the American, Israeli and Arab media." Avraham has an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from Ben-Gurion University and a BA in Government and Politics with minors in Jewish Studies and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Maryland at College Park.

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