Forced Exodus: Christians in the Middle East – Roland Flamini (World Affairs)
The Christian population in the Middle East is shrinking at a faster rate than ever before, through emigration and wholesale killings, as well as a lower birthrate than its Muslim counterparts.
63% of Arab Americans are descended from Christian immigrants.
See also Once Protected, Christians Have Become Fair Game in Iraq and Syria -Zvi Bar’el (Ha’aretz)
According to Western estimates, about 45,000 Christians out of a total Christian population of about 2 million have fled Syria, and the pace is increasing.
In Iraq, out of a population that numbered about 1.2 million in the 1990s, only between 200,000 and 500,000 Christians remain in the country.