What You HAVEN’T Heard About Christians in Northern Iraq

  Watch The Film Today Here.   Watch the film today to begin arming yourself with facts, stories, and everything you haven’t been told about Christians in Iraq since the rise of ISIS. It’s only $5 to rent the film and all proceeds from the rental go directly to spreading awareness and directly helping people in

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Update: March 2018

Narrating the Documentary: “Save the Christians: The Forgotten Refugees” I’ve been honored to be partnered in the upcoming documentary film, “Save the Christians: The Forgotten Refugees” which is premiering March 8, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. In conjunction with Rebel News Network, this is a film that will finally showcase the real issues facing Christians in

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BREAKING: Iran Attacks U.S. Ally – Puts Refugee Lives at Risk

10/16/17 – Official Statement from Kurdistan Regional Government: “Iraqi Forces and [Iranian-backed Popular Mobilization Forces] attack Peshmerga Forces south of Kirkuk   On Sunday, October 15 at approximately 2330 hrs local time Iraqi forces and Iranian-backed Popular Mobilization Forces advanced from Taza Khormatu in south Kirkuk in a major, multi-pronged operation intended to enter the

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Iran and Baghdad Using U.S. Military Equipment About to Invade Kurdistan

This exclusive footage was shot yesterday on border of Iraq and Kurdistan in the Kirkuk region.  The tanks and trucks lined up are Iraqi forces backed by Iranian support (and using equipment the U.S. earmarked for anti-ISIS fighting) at the border checkpoint to the Kurdistan Region.  The equipment being used in a show of imminent

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How Obama’s Appointees Are Still Giving Into Iran Under Trump

Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq – In the Middle East, it’s nearly impossible for a Westerner to crack through the different opinions, sides, voices, and goals of the various groups, ethnicities, and political parties in order to grasp the truth within the region. Peering through the muck and chaos of regional politics in the Middle

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Jennifer Breedon Speaking on Human Rights

Redefining Terrorism

By: Jennifer Breedon **This article was published by the Brazilian Journal of International Law.  You can see the full PDF here.  3639-17170-1-PB   “The Security Council of the United Nations calls upon all Member States to . . . [c]ooperate, particularly through bilateral and multilateral arrangements and agreements, to prevent and suppress terrorist attacks and

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United Airlines and Religious Minorities: What Americans Care About

By Jennifer Breedon April 19, 2017 FoxNews.com. Published originally on FoxNews.com If United Airlines crucified or even dragged Christians off a plane during their holy week, would the world pay attention? It’s hard to believe that, within the same holy week that 50 Christians were bombed and murdered in their churches on Palm Sunday, the

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Chess Champion Takes a Stand for Women’s Rights in Iran

By Jennifer Breedon Thursday, October 20, 2016 Nazi (nah-ZEE) Paikidze-Barnes, Russian-born, Georgian-American chess champion, has taken a stance and unknowingly sparked a global discussion on the hijab and other coverings worn by Muslim women. The World Chess Federation (FIDE) announced the 2017 Women’s Chess World Championship will take place in Iran. Paikidze-Barnes believes “It’s unacceptable

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Majed el-Shafie of One Free World International Makes a Plea to Save Yazidis

By Jennifer Breedon Thursday, November 3, 2016 Jennifer Breedon joined with the Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow and other partners in a press conference hosted by One Free World International (OFWI). The purpose of the conference was to speak about the ongoing Yazidi genocide in Iraq and call on Canada’s government to do more to

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The Scapegoats of Mid East Politics

Thursday, February 23, 2017 “They hurt Yazidis.” “They hurt Christians.” Both comments were made to me about the Kurds during my time in Iraq by differing political and interest parties. Yet, it wasn’t from any Christian or Yazidi in the region that I heard such comments. A recent article titled “Kurds’ move to keep Yazidi,

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Exclusive From the Front: How 10 Villagers Held Off 70 ISIS Jihadis

Ibrahim was distressed. As a village farmer, father and husband he had continued to hear reports about a new militant group headed right their way. Iraqi Central forces and Kurdish Peshmerga were busy trying to gather forces and learn about what was needed to fight this new extremist militant group. Reports had come in that

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The Horror and Irony of an Attack Against Christians on Palm Sunday

BY JENNIFER BREEDON Sunday, April 9, 2017 – Egypt is seven hours ahead of us in time. So while most Christians in North America were soundly sleeping with Palm Sunday church outfits laid out on their dresser, the Coptic Christians of Egypt—roughly 9 million people—were gathering into their ancient churches to celebrate Palm Sunday. But

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Three Ways You Can Help Immigrants to Assimilate in the US

BY JENNIFER BREEDON Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – Syrian refugees arrive in the U.S. after spending five years in a refugee camp in Turkey (Illustrative Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) The evidence strongly points towards a lack of assimilation of Western values as a common denominator among jihadists — not forms of inequality like poverty, lack

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Kurdistan Independence Referendum and Why It Matters so Much

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 The recent rejuvenated referendum on Kurdistan Independence will likely draw a few questions from people. Namely (1) What does “Statehood” mean and what is required to gain it? (2) Why does an independent Kurdistan really matter? And (3) Is it really helpful to have another independent government in the Middle East in

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Jennifer Breedon Interviews FGM Attorney in Egypt

BY JENNIFER BREEDON Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Reda Eldanbouki is an old friend of Clarion Project. He heads the Women’s Center for Guidance and Legal Awareness (WCGLA) in Egypt. The organization deals with women’s issues in general and FGM and early marriage in particular. The center advocates for equality in the eyes of the law. The WCGLA

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Misleading Headlines The New 9/11 Report

Monday, July 18, 2016 – When the classified “28 pages” of the 9/11 report were released, headlines mirrored each other with one sentence: “No conclusive ties of Saudi government backing.” Most people would read that headline and assume closure of the issue in relation to the 9/11 hijackers. However, the pages show that the Saudi

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Obama Turns Blind Eye to Iranian Offenses in UN Speech

By Jennifer Breedon Tuesday, September 27, 2016 – In 2015, President Obama stated that Iran’s “support for terrorism” and “its use of proxies to destabilize parts of the Middle East” was problematic, despite the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the nuclear deal) that had been reached by that time that allowed Iran access to millions

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Why “Killing an Idea” Takes More than Airstrikes

By: Jennifer Breedon September 27, 2016 – When I started law school, my passion for the Middle East and human rights prompted me to take on the added task of writing my first legal journal article that sought to tackle the question of coining a “universal definition” for terrorism. ISIS had begun its blood-lust mission

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Was Congress Too Hasty in Framing the Justice for Terror Victims Act?

By: Jennifer Breedon October 11, 2016 – Congress overrode President Obama’s veto to effectively enact the “Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act” (JASTA), a law that was meant to allow victims of 9/11 to sue the Saudi government for financing and aiding terrorism. In response to its passage, Saudi Arabia stated it would unravel the doctrine

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Why Are We Ignoring the Victims of Genocide in the Refugee Debates?

Written by Jennifer Breedon (October 2016) In the Kurdistan region of Northern Iraq, Christians and Yazidis have come together as targets of the ongoing genocidal strategy by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) to wipe them off the map. Not just eliminating their bodies and transforming their bloodline, but wiping out their very existence from the pages

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Let’s Make ‘Never Again’ a Reality

  (March 2017) – While we mourned the six-million Jews who were murdered by Adolf Hitler during World War II and the 1.5 million Christians who were massacred under directives from the Ottoman Empire between 1915 and 1917, I can only wonder if, in the future, we’ll be commemorating the genocide of the Christians and

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How We Can Win the War Against ISIS and Why We Are Failing

By: Jennifer Breedon Sunday, June 19, 2016 – Over the past week, many articles have been written regarding the horrific massacre by an Islamic State supporter Omar Mateen at the Orlando, Florida nightclub Pulse that left 49 people and severely injured 53 others. Omar Mateen had pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) on

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The March 2017 Terror Attack in the U.K.

The Friend to the Minorities in Iraq

Interview on Feds Getting Encrypted Access Due to Terrorism Threats

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Canadian Parliament Speech on Persecution 3 April 2017

Research on East Africa: Scholar Daniel K. Thompson

Expert on East Africa: Daniel K. Thompson, Candidate for PhD, Emory University Daniel K. Thompson is an anthropologist and geographer with interests in urban economics, post-conflict economies and conflict transformation. He has conducted research in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, and among Ethiopian and Somali migrants in South Africa for academic institutions, NGOs, and community-based organizations since

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Celebrating Freedom for Genocide Victims in Mid East

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Iraqi Kurdistan: Time to Rebuild

My Trip to Iraqi Kurdistan

Speaking on Rights of Genocide Victims in Iraq & Syria: One Free World International

Celebrating Freedom: Jennifer Breedon Speaking on Genocide Laws at minute “47:00”

State of Christians in Iraq

NY/NJ Bomber (9/19/2016)

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Loving Your Neighbor, Even When Their God Doesn’t Look Like Yours

By: Jennifer Breedon “We pray for the souls of the Islamic State militants that killed our families. We know they are motivated by evil and pray they can be freed.” I will never forget these words from Jaya Stephanos, the sister of two men that were beheaded by the Islamic State of Syria and the

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Unwrapping the “G” Word Controversy: The Label Our Leaders Fear

By: Jennifer Breedon working as “Emma Lane” Unwrapping the “G” Word Controversy: Why Government Officials Fear the Label of Genocide By: Emma Lane, Regional Manager for the Middle East 3/17/2016 Washington, D.C. – In 1948, Raphael Lemkin coined the term “genocide” in a book called “Nazi Rule in Occupied Germany.” World War II had just ended,

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My Work As A Pseudonym

I was privileged to work for an organization that helped persecuted Christians for a brief period.  While the management of the organization was less than ideal despite its stated mission, the coworkers I had were phenomenal and talented people, most of whom have also moved on to new humanitarian avenues.  I’ll never forget the people

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Burkini Ban Discussion on America Trends

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