People like the Yazidis, Coptic Christians, and Assyrians, who have survived persecution over the centuries and are now threatened by ISIS, other Islamists or civil war. These ancient religions offer many clues about the past.
Town Hall Attendees Overwhelmingly Against Syria Attacks
A town hall on Thursday with Arizona Sen. John McCain
became contentious, as many in attendance made it clear where they stand on a
military strike against
McCain expressed sympathy for the anti-war sentiments but said selling the people about the need for an attack on Bashar Assad's regime is not up to him.
“I understand the cynicism, the war weariness that most
Americans have and many Americans have,” McCain said. “The president of the
More than 100 people turned out for the session and they
were overwhelmingly against air or missile strikes on