Can Religious Pluralism Survive Sectarian War: Syria, Iraq, Lebanon?

Fabrice Balanche

Date: March 14, 2016

Location: Zurich

“Religious diversity in the Middle East is threatened by jihadist movements,” according to Fabrice Balanche. Regarding Syria, he observes that “there are no more Christians or Shi’ites living in territory controlled by the Islamic State or Jabhat al-Nusra,” and only one small Druze community, which was forced to convert to Sunni Islam.