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Expert Panel on the sidelines of the US State Department 2nd Annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom – 18 July 2019, Washington D.C.

The Challenge of Islamic Extremism to Religious Freedom in The Post-ISIS World

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, John Eibner and Habib Malik (l to r)

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — “We are not simply talking about isolated outbreaks of persecution,” warned Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali. “This is a systemic issue.”

Thursday, at the conclusion of the U.S. State Department’s 2nd Annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, Christian Solidarity International (CSI) convened a panel of experts at the National Press Club to highlight the ongoing challenge that Islamic extremism poses to religious freedom – a challenge that was often overlooked at the Ministerial itself.

The panel consisted of Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, who was formerly Anglican Bishop of both Raiwind, Pakistan, and Rochester, England, and is now president of the Oxford Centre for Training, Research, Advocacy and Dialogue (OXTRAD), and Professor Habib Malik of the Lebanese American University in Byblos, the author of Islamism and the Future of the Christians of the Middle East (Hoover Institution, 2010). Dr. John Eibner of Christian Solidarity International chaired the panel. The three engaged in a wide-ranging discussion with each other and with their audience of ministerial attendees. ..

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