Veteran reporter and State Department counterextremism analyst Samir A. Zedan, a native Rum Levant Christian, joins show host Andrew E. Harrod to discuss his life and experiences in a conflicted Middle East. What is the history of the Rum Christians, descendants of the Byzantine Eastern Roman Empire's Hellenic civilization? How have such Christians fared after the seventh-century Arab-Islamic conquests of the Middle East? What are the prospects for dissenters from Islamic orthodoxy today in the region in places like Egypt and the Palestinian Authority territories? Zedan will discuss these and other matters.