and the Future of the Christians
of the middle east
Professor Habib C. Malik
Lebanese American University
Thursday, March 31, 2011
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
The Westminster Institute
6729 Curran Street, McLean, VA 22101
Professor Habib C. Malik is a professor of history and cultural studies at the Lebanese American University in Byblos, Lebanon, and he is a founding member of the Foundation for Human and Humanitarian Rights.
“In a recent study of exquisite quality, Habib Malik, a Lebanese philosopher and historian, sounded an alarm. In his book Islamism and the Future of the Christians of the Middle East, published by the Hoover Institution, Malik conveyed the moral and philosophical passion of a Christian Arab of deep liberalism worried about the fate of the Christians all around him. In times past, Western gunboats and envoys and the educational and religious missions of Western powers had concerned themselves with the fate of the Christians of the East. Consulates in the Levant provided a shield for local Christians. Jerusalem was dubbed a kingdom of the consuls. But the world has been remade, and the Christians of the East have to fend for themselves.” Fouad Ajami, Newsweek, January 16, 2011
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