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May 04

They Say We Are Infidels: On the Run from ISIS with Persecuted Christians in the Middle East

Everywhere militants were blowing up Christians, their churches, their shops.  They threatened them with kidnapping.  They promised to take their children.  The message to these “infidels:” You have no place in Iraq.  Pay a penalty to stay, leave, or be killed.

Sweeping from Syria into Iraq, Islamic State fighters (ISIS) have been brutalizing and annihilating Christians.  Where did the terrorists come from, and what can be done to stop them?  For more than a decade, journalist Mindy Belz has reported on the ground from the Middle East, giving her unparalleled access to the story no one wants to believe.  In They Say We Are Infidels, she brings the stark reality of this escalating genocide to light, tracking the stories of real-life Christians who refuse to abandon their faith – even in the face of losing everything, including their lives.

They Say We Are Infidels shines light into the Middle East through the stories of everyday heroes and heroines who will not be silenced.  It is the eye-opening and revelatory testimony of a journalist who heads into a war zone – and is forever changed by the people encountered there.

Mindy Belz is Senior Editor of WORLD magazine.  She has written for WORLD since 1986, becoming the magazine's International Editor in 1994 and its Editor in 2004.  She has covered war in Africa, the Balkans, Afghanistan, and the Middle East.  Her reporting has been published overseas as well as in First Things, the Charlotte Observer, Frontpage Magazine and The Washington Times.

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Jennifer A. Marshall Jennifer A. Marshall

Vice President for the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity, and the Joseph C. and Elizabeth A. Anderlik Fellow Read More