The fate and role of Arab Christians lies in their own hands, prominent Lebanese historian Kamal Salibi said on Saturday. “If an Arab Christian decides to emigrate that’s their own business and we can only wish them luck,” Salibi said during the opening session of a conference to discuss the weakening presence and role of Christians in the Arab Levant. “However,” he added, “if they decide to stay they shouldn’t create a problem to themselves and their society out of this stay, they shouldn’t turn into an obstacle to a solution, otherwise history will hold them accountable.”

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