Iraqi Christians: a diminished community with an uncertain future

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Iraqi Christians have long experienced persecution and, since 2003, have been subject to repeated and severe attacks. Many have sought refuge abroad or in the Kurdistan Region. However, despite their greatly-depleted numbers, Iraq is not likely to lose its Christian presence entirely. We last looked at a Middle Eastern Christian community in our post of 8 March on Egyptian Copts (“Egypt: for the Copts Sisi is best option”). The Iraqi Christians are a smaller community than the Copts, and, since 2003, they have suffered even more. Most Iraqi Christians (around …