Displaced Iraqi Christians, who fled the violence in the city of Mosul, sit outside the St. Joseph church as they took refuge in Irbil, August 20, 2014. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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Muslim Lebanese officials signed a petition Friday to condemn the assault on Christians of the region, calling on religious figures, political heads, civil society and the international community to mobilize efforts to restore the rights and property of assaulted Christians.The statement urged civil society actors to offer necessary humanitarian aid to Christians, while pressing allied states to refrain from facilitating the emigration of the region's Christians, arguing that such a move would serve the terrorist goal of tearing up the versatile social fabric in the Arab world.
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