Persecution of Christians

A Warning to America: Geert Wilders in Nashville, Tennessee 5/12/11

Family Security Matters 16 May 2011
By Andrew Bostom

Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders gave a speech last evening in Nashville at the Cornerstone Church, reproduced, below.

James Freeman Clarke (1810-1888), was an American theologian, philosopher, author, and abolitionist. He also became one of the first American scholars to study and write about Eastern religions, including, notably, Islam. Freeman Clarke’s 1883 "Ten Great Religions,” includes this remarkably compendious assessment of Islam—a most fitting introduction to Wilders speech:


Egypt: Muslim Mob Attacks Christian Protesters With Fire Bombs, 65 Injured

Weasel Zippers 16 May 2011

CAIRO — An angry mob attacked a group of mainly Christian protesters demanding drastic measures to heal religious tension amid a spike in violence, leaving 65 people injured, officials


Where Heaven falls prey to thieves

Cyprus on Film 14 May 2011

A short documentary about the extensive art theft that has taken place in North Cyprus since the 1974 Turkish invasion. The theft has taken place with tacit or active approval from the Turkish army.

The plunder not only served as a source of income for criminals in North Cyprus and shady antiquity dealers, it was also an act to eradicate the memory of Cyprus as a Christian country for almost two millenia.

What has happened in the Turkish occupied zone constitutes pillaging of world cultural heritage and is a war crime according to several international conventions.


Anti-Christian violence sparks fears of rising Salafi influence

France24 13 May 2011

The deadly attacks on two Cairo churches over the weekend have highlighted fears that sectarian violence could flare up rather than die down in post-revolution Egypt. Tensions – sometimes deadly –


Egyptian woman arrested over deadly sectarian violence

France24 13 May 2011

A young Egyptian woman whose complicated love life led to Muslim-Christian clashes that killed 15 people in Cairo was arrested on Thursday and charged with polyandry, a judicial source told


Indonesian ‘blasphemy’ law a weapon for radical Islam

Christian Today -- Australia 13 May 2011
By Sarah Page

On Feb. 6 in Indonesia, Muslim hardliners armed with machetes brutally murdered three members of a "blasphemous” Muslim sect in the village of Cikeusik, West Java. Five other members escaped with


Syrian Christians Fear Regime Change Could Hasten Extinction

AINA (press release) 13 May 2011
By Caroline Alexander

As the Arab Spring protests reach Damascus, Syrian Christians look warily at a future without a time-tested autocrat to protect them from religious intolerance. In Egypt, sectarian violence, an


Woman whose affair sparked deadly Christian-Muslim clashes held for polygamy

GlobalPost 13 May 2011

A Christian woman whose affair with a Muslim sparked sectarian clashes that killed 15 people in Cairo was arrested and charged with polygamy Thursday. Abeer Talaat Fakhry, 26, was living with her


Islam is Misunderstood

Family Security Matters 12 May 2011
By Amil Imani

Everybody just relax. Islam is badly misunderstood. The negative stereotype of Islam is the usual evil-doings of Zionists in America and their foolish fellow travelers, fundamentalist Christians. Please don’t listen to what these hatemongers say about Islam and hear us out. So implies the nationally-launched campaign of Muslim organizations in the United States.

Ads are popping up in newspapers and magazines proclaiming the magnificence of Islam and aiming to refute the "false allegations” of Islam’s ill-wishers.


Christians Cry for Help in the ‘New’ Egypt As Churches Are Burned

David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog 12 May 2011
By Moshe Phillips

In Cairo on Saturday, May 7 Muslim protesters attacked two Coptic Christian churches. The rioters set one of the churches on fire. Twelve have been killed and over 200 injured in the


Muslim Brotherhood Makes Bid to Turn Egypt into Islamist State

On Islam has reported that the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), headed by Global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi has called on Egypt’s Muslims


‘Blasphemy’ Laws in Egypt, Sudan Threaten Converts

Compass Direct News 12 May 2011

ISTANBUL and NAIROBI, May 11 — Shifting political winds in the north African countries of Egypt and Sudan will leave their mark on history, but local attitudes ensure one thing remains


• The historicity of Muhammad, Aisha and who knows who else

EuropeNews 11 May 2011
By Hans Jansen (PDF with footnotes here)
Speech at the Danish Free Press Society, Copenhagen

Muhammad, as you all know, is the prophet of Islam. The word ‘prophet’ comes from Greek, and in Greek the word ‘prophet’ originally meant ‘spokesman’. Islam, we have to understand, teaches that Muhammad was God’s spokesman and that he died in the year 632 in Medina, a town located in a geographical area that is now part of modern Saudi-Arabia.

Islam commands Muslims to follow Muhammad’s example down to the smallest details. The obligation to imitate Muhammad makes it important to Muslims that they should know how exactly Muhammad behaved, and which acts and deeds he forbade, recommended, commanded or tolerated. Moreover, whatever he did is a legal precedent. He was, after all, God’s spokesman.


Muslim group takes over Swedish church

The 11 May 2011

A Muslim group plans to turn a church into a mosque after Swedish pentecostalists decided to sell a superfluous property in Flen in eastern Sweden in a display of "Christian love"."We have been


Islamic Extremists Attack Churches in Cairo, Egypt  11 May 2011
By Wayne King

CAIRO, Egypt – At least 12 people were killed and more than 200 were wounded when members of a conservative Muslim movement attacked two churches and surrounding Christian-owned homes


Can state-worship now be classified as a religion? It's certainly faith-based 11 May 2011
By Ed West

Is belief in the BBC a form of religion? While the most obvious answer might be, "no, don’t be stupid, I’m telling John Rentoul”, stranger things have happened.


Islamic Extremists Attack Churches in Cairo, Egypt

Compass Direct News 10 May 2011

CAIRO, Egypt — At least 12 people were killed and more than 200 were wounded when members of a conservative Muslim movement attacked two churches and surrounding Christian-owned homes


New clashes hit Cairo after Muslims burn church

Metro Canada - Calgary 9 May 2011

CAIRO - Hundreds of Christians and Muslims hurled stones at each other in downtown Cairo on Sunday, hours after Muslim mobs set fire to a church and a Christian-owned apartment building in a frenzy


Eight dead and church set on fire in Cairo

CathNews 9 May 2011

Eight Egyptians were killed, and a church set on fire, after violence erupted between Muslims and Christians in Cairo, said an AFP report in the Sydney Morning Herald. Officials said the two


Human rights violations cost Turkey 25 million euros last year

Brussels - Breaches of the European Convention on Human Rights last year cost Turkey just under 25 million euros (37 million dollars), officials from Europe's top human rights watchdog said on

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