Persecution of Christians

Indonesia: Misunderstanders of Islam set fire to church

Jihad Watch 24 October 2012

Didn't these guys get the memo about how Islam respects the People of the Book? In reality, these Muslims are taking it upon themselves to enforce the Sharia provision


Pakistan: 600-strong Muslim mob attacks church

Jihad Watch 23 October 2012

The escalating persecution of Christians in Islamic lands gets little notice in the Western media. They're much too busy looking for cases of "Islamophobia." More on this


About that big NATO success in Bosnia 22 October 2012
By Michael Carl

Bosnia’s embattled Christians are leaving the country, and their exodus is being blamed on the Muslim majority and the increasing influence of Islamic law. BosNewsLife


OSCE Warsaw: HDIM 2012 Wrap-Up

Gates of Vienna 19 October 2012
By Baron Bodissey

In a series of articles earlier this month (see the bottom of this post for a complete list) we reported on the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) in Warsaw.

The "Human Dimension” is one of three general categories within the OSCE. It gives governments, NGOs, and members of civil society in all the member states of the OSCE the opportunity to send representatives to meetings where human rights policies and initiatives are discussed.


The Rape and Murder of Pakistan’s Christian Children

FrontPage Magazine 19 October 2012
By Raymond Ibrahim

The West sighed in relief when Rimsha Masih, the 14-year-old Christian girl arrested in Pakistan on August 16 for allegedly burning pages of the Quran, was finally released

Yet the West remains clueless concerning the graphic abuses—including rape and murder—Christian children in Pakistan routinely suffer, simply for being Christian. Consider two stories alone, both of which occurred at the same time Rimsha’s blasphemy ordeal was making headlines around the world.


Indonesia: Nine churches and six Buddhist temples shut down under Islamist pressure in Banda Aceh

AsiaNews 19 October 2012
By Mathias Hariyadi

For the city's deputy mayor, the buildings were not being properly used. They lacked the proper building permit and were used for "unlawful" purposes. She pledged greater


Under Islamist pressure, 9 churches closed in Indonesia

Catholic Culture 19 October 2012

Authorities in Banda Aceh, a city of 175,000 on Sumatra, have shut down nine Protestant house churches and six Buddhist temples. "Aceh is a special territory that enforces


Tanzanian Muslims Burn Churches and Call for Beheading of 14-Year-Old Boy

American Thinker 18 October 2012
By Peter Wilson

This sad story of Muslims behaving badly comes from the Tanzanian Citizen newspaper: two 14-year-old friends, one Muslim, one Christian, were walking home from school in a Dar


Obama: Arming Our Enemies

FrontPage Magazine 17 October 2012
By Joseph Klein

The Obama administration has a habit of helping our enemies obtain weapons, with lethal consequences. The Fast & Furious operation resulted in guns going to Mexican drug lords.

The Libyan "lead from behind” operation allowed weapons to get loose and ultimately into the hands of Islamist jihadists. The latest episode involves arms flowing from Islamic countries, who claim to be in our camp, to Islamist jihadists, some with ties or affiliations with al Qaeda.


Egypt must free Christian held for blasphemy over film: Amnesty

Ahram Online 17 October 2012

An Egyptian Coptic Christian arrested on suspicion of posting online an anti-Islam film that ignited Muslim protests around the world should be freed immediately, Amnesty


Creation of Bosnian Muslim State Led to Ethnic Cleansing of 440,000 Catholics

FrontPage Magazine 15 October 2012
By Daniel Greenfield

In the late 90s the trendy thing to do was to agonize over the fate of Bosnian Muslims and all the terrible horrors that the PoorMuslims (TM) were experiencing in Sarajevo. Ethnic cleansing was the word of the day and the Serbs were the new villains of the hour.

Steven Spielberg even managed to make the ultimate liberal thriller, The Peacemaker, starring  George Clooney racing against the clock to stop a Serb terrorist from launching a nuclear attack on New York City. (This proved to be a very timely film to make in 1997. Four years before Muslim terrorists (Shhh they don’t exist) launched a real attack against New York)


Living in fear: Coptic Christians in Egypt

Haaretz Daily Newspaper 15 October 2012
By Dr. Ashraf Ramelah

After a long history of persecution as a minority in Egypt, in these days the nonetheless resilient Copts face a dire moment. The ominously Sharia-leaning Muslim Brotherhood


Video: Turkish Mega Mosque in Germany Sparks Controversy

CBN News 11 October 2012
By Erick Stakelbeck

COLOGNE, Germany -- There was a time when the Turkish-led Ottoman Empire ruled over a large chunk of Europe. Now some believe the Turks want to bring back those old glory days.


Man accused of driving at Christian protesters accepts plea, gets probation

Sourcenewspapers 10 October 2012
By Joe Slezak

DEARBORN — Mike Mohamad Agemy, who drove his SUV at a group of Christian demonstrators in front of the Islamic Center of America on June 17, won’t be headed to


Faisalabad: 24-year old Christian abducted, forced to convert to Islam and marry her abuser

AsiaNews 10 October 2012
By Shafique Khokhar

Shumaila Bibi kidnapped by a 26 year old Muslim Muhammad Javed Iqbal on the way home. Subjected to sexual assault and forced to study the Koran. On a pretext she managed to


Thousands march to mark killing of Egypt Copts

WGME 10 October 2012

Several thousand Egyptians have marched nearly seven kilometers (four miles) through Cairo to demand retribution for 26 Coptic Christians killed during an anti-government


Lack of Muslim jail chaplains helps radicalisation: imam

Expatica France 9 October 2012

The lack of Muslim chaplains in French jails is a factor in the increase in the number of people being radicalised while serving time, a Muslim chaplain said Monday. The


Muslim Persecution of Christians: August, 2012 "We do not want infidels in this area"

Gatestone Institute 5 October 2012

Egypt: The nation's jihad organizations dropped leaflets calling on Muslims to kill Christians wherever they found them. Islamists in the Constituent Assembly demanded that the Coptic Church's funds be placed under state financial control

While many people are regularly persecuted by Islam's blasphemy law, one particular case made August headlines: a 14-year-old Christian girl in Pakistan, Rimsha Masih, was arrested, accused of burning pages of a Quran. Rioting Muslims destroyed Christian homes and churches, tore Bibles to pieces and broke crosses, while calling for the death penalty against her.


Two Coptic kids face trial in Egypt over ‘insulting Islam’

RT 5 October 2012

Two Coptic boys aged 9 and 10 are awaiting trial after an Islamic cleric accused them of tearing up and urinating on the Koran. The boys’ families say the boys are illiterate


Egypt: Christians flee Rafah after threats by militants

Coptic families are reported to be fleeing the northern city of Rafah after suspected Islamist militants opened fire on a Coptic-owned shop on Wednesday 26 September. In the

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