“America is a young country, full of hope, vitality and idealism. The Middle East, for its part, is ancient, with many diverse cultures but also cynicism and a history of bloodshed. In recent years, the conflicts that have beset the Middle East have driven out millions of its citizens, including so many Christians — and with their exodus, our region becomes more extreme, more dangerous to the outside world.”

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