Britain must help Christians in peril in the Middle East

This week’s issue of the Spectator is very important and worth buying – i.e. I’m in it, arguing that Britain should take action to alleviate the suffering of Iraq’s Christians, if necessary by offering sanctuary. I met with three Iraqis who have been refused asylum in this country, all of whom had been threatened by Islamists back home. One had lost his shop to jihadi violence, another a brother. The Home Office wants to deport them back… Read on

Regime change in Syria could mean the extinction of Jesus Christ’s language

Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, Yemen… and now Syria. The Ba’athist regime could be the next Arab government in trouble, although they won’t go without a fight. President Bashar al-Assad’s security forces have killed at least six protesters, maybe as many as 15, in the southern town of Daraa. There’s no doubt about it – Syria is a very repressive regime, with a poor human rights record and a long history of sponsoring terrorism abroad. Damascus, outside the… Read on