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An Iraqi Nun Campaigning for Iraqi Christians Finally Gets Approval for Visa to Enter the U.S.

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Much speculation has surrounded the US visa denial for Sister Diana Momeka.

Nina Shea of the Hudson Institute reported that the State Department was apparently trying to cover up an embarrassing, politically damaging, and possibly discriminatory act.

In an e-mail sent to me on Thursday, Kathryn Fitrell, press-unit chief of the Office of Policy Coordination and Public Affairs with State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, requested that I revise the text of my National Review article on the denial of a visitor visa to Sister Diana Momeka. I refused, and then on Friday — as the Department honored World Press Freedom Day — the Bureau contacted my employer, the Hudson Institute, with the same request. DOS has offered no legitimate reason for us to comply. I reported Sister Diana’s account of a conversation with Christopher Patch, an officer with the U.S. consulate in Erbil, and now I am asked to remove his name because, according to the e-mail sent to me, he “did not conduct a visa interview with Sister Diana Momeka.” Read more

Nina Shea is now shares that Sister Diana Momeka has finally been granted a visa to enter the United States.  Sister Diana is expected to testify before a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee.

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5 Comments

  1. Christine Shoffner says:

    Very good news. I am glad that Nina Shea held her ground against the attempts to silence her. It is worth it to take a minute for the “Read More”.

  2. Kristi Anne says:

    Amen!! This is great News for Christians!!

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mother’s!! Please PRAY and be loving and kind to all your Mother’s and Family!!

    Am Yisrael Chai, Yeshua Adonai FOREVERMORE!!

    Shabbat Shalom Everyone!!

    Love Always, YSIC \o/

    Kristi

  3. karenk says:

    Your website is the only place I see where it’s claimed Sister Diana got a visa. Do you have any other links to where Nina Shea said the visa was granted?

  4. Outrageous attitudes and actions from the US State Dept.! There is a similar unresolved incident involving a Christan provincial gov. in Nigeria who was denied a visa to attend a US sponsored Institute for Peace conference while approving 12 Nigerian muslim governors. The Chrstian gov. had complained in writing to the US that the muslim governors’ provinces had implemented sharia law and minority rights were being trampled.

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