This makes me incomparably sad, as one of my academic and personal mentors is a Christian from Mosul. Imagine watching cable news each day to see if a sibling or cousin's body adorns Iraq's Highway 1.
Christians in the Middle East are facing an existential threat. There are welcome signs here and there, however, that the systematic campaign to kill, exile, or intimidate native Christians won’t last forever. And Christianity has a long history of defying its would-be exterminators. But even if a respite does come, immense harm will have already been done to these ancient communities.