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Iraqi Christians Face Increasing Danger

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Iraqi Christians Face Increasing Danger

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Iraqi Christians Face Increasing Danger

Iraqi Christians Face Increasing Danger

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The position of Iraq's small but ancient Christian community is growing more tenuous, as militant Islamists attack churches and priests. Now some Iraqi Christians want to create a separate, autonomous enclave for their community on the Nineveh Plain of Northern Iraq. Jacki Lyden discusses the climate for Christians in Iraq today and one possible plan with Michael Youash of Iraq Sustainable Democracy Project and Pascale Warda, a former human rights adviser to the Iraqi government.