Julia A. Seymour

Julia has worked as a writer in the Washington, D.C., area since 2005 and was a fall 2012 participant in a World Journalism Institute mid-career class conducted by WORLD editor in chief Marvin Olasky in Asheville, N.C. Follow Julia on Twitter @SteakandaBible.

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Persecution mounting

International | A new report finds increasing worldwide oppression of Christians, especially women
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 1/22/19, 03:20 pm

Authoritarianism, religious nationalism, and spreading Islamic extremism fueled the unprecedented growth of persecution against Christians last year, according to a new report from Open Doors. The organization released its annual World Watch List on Wednesday.

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China defends internment camps for Muslim minority

by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 10/16/18, 11:18 am

Chinese officials on Tuesday responded to criticism of the country’s mass internment of Muslims, saying the reeducation camps push people into the “modern, civilized” world. The statement came after reports that China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region has legalized what it called “vocational training centers” for Uighur Muslims to prevent the growth of religious extremism.

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Turkey to search for missing Saudi journalist

by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 10/09/18, 10:59 am

Turkey said Tuesday it will search the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul for a journalist who went missing after visiting there last week. Turkish investigators told reporters over the weekend they believe officials there killed Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a “preplanned murder.” Saudi Arabia has denied the allegation. Khashoggi, a Saudi national living in self-imposed exile in Washington, D.C., disappeared last Tuesday after entering the consulate to obtain documents for marriage to his Turkish fiancée, Hatice Cengiz.

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