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Robin Yassin-Kassab

All Things Considered

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I was a guest on BBC Wales’s All Things Considered, a religious programme, talking about Christians in the Arab world in the light of the Arab revolutions. Also talking are the Right Reverend Bill Musk, based in Tunisia, Bishop Angelos, who serves the Coptic community in London, and the Reverend Christopher Gillam, who admires the Syrian regime and overemphasises Syrian Christian opposition to the uprising. Apologies for my voice, which was heavy with cold.

Gillam’s problem may be that he only speaks to ‘official’ Christians. Here‘s an article on Christian opposition to the regime. I like this quote: “The Christian churches have been bought, and have allowed themselves to be bought,” criticizes Otmar Oehring, a human rights expert with the Aachen-based Catholic aid organization Missio. “They’re ignoring the fact that so many people are dying.”
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Written by Robin Yassin-Kassab

July 12, 2011 at 8:36 pm

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  1. Good to hear that voice again.

    Iman

    July 15, 2011 at 5:22 pm

  2. I have just downloaded the podcast of this and look forward to hearing your usual intelligent and well-informed comments Robin. (I assume it was the Arab Spring episode.) It can be downloaded from this site:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/atc
    Jed

    Jed Williams

    July 17, 2011 at 11:48 am

  3. Thank you so much for highlighting these news…it’s very important..in this complicated situation..We need to highlight all that and speak about all the needed and neglected important issues..

    najwa

    July 25, 2011 at 5:50 pm


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