Persecution of Christians

Gaza Christians report cases of forcible conversion to Islam

PanARMENIAN.Net 27 July 2012

Two conversions that a Christian family says were forced have strained relations between a tiny Palestinian Christian community in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip and the Muslim


Islamists Attack Christians, Iraqi Refugees in Damascus

Damascus -- The Syrian rebels' attack on Damascus has allowed radical Islamist groups to attack Iraqi refugees, Christians allegedly loyal to the Syrian government and other


How the Media Whitewashes Muslim Persecution of Christians

Gatestone Institute 25 July 2012
By Raymond Ibrahim

When it comes to Muslim persecution of Christians, the mainstream media (MSM) has a long paper trail of obfuscating. While they may eventually state the bare-bone facts—if they ever report on the story in the first place, which is rare—they do so after creating and sustaining an aura of moral relativism that minimizes the Muslim role.


Increasing Attacks on Christianity in Europe

Jihad Watch 25 July 2012
By Enza Ferreri

I'm afraid that Raymond Ibrahim might in the not-so-distant future have more work to do when compiling his monthly statistics of persecution of Christians.

European countries may have to be added to his list.

Persecution of Christians in Europe takes mainly two forms. The first is the age-old type that we already know from what happens in Asia and Africa as Muslim (mostly illegal) immigrants spread across the globe.


Fatwa Bans Christian Priests from Public Transportation to Church

Jihad Watch 25 July 2012

Dr. Yassir al-Burhami, a prominent figure in Egypt’s Salafi movement and vice president of the Salafi Call—the same sheikh who seeks to punish Muslim apostates, condemns


Islamists attack Christians, Iraqi refugees in Damascus

Catholic News Agency 24 July 2012

The Syrian rebels’ attack on Damascus has allowed radical Islamist groups to attack Iraqi refugees, Christians allegedly loyal to the Syrian government and other civilians. Local Christians have


The ghosts of Cyprus

New Europe 19 July 2012
By Robert Ellis

Believers in a multi-cultural society are bound to be disappointed when they come to Cyprus. Apart from Ireland, Cyprus is the only EU state with a dividing line between people of a different religious background. And for that matter, the only EU state occupied by two foreign powers, Turkey and Britain, which together sit on 40 percent of the island.


Video: Brussels 2012: Magdi Allam’s Speech

Liberties Alliance 16 July 2012

Below is a video recording of the speech given by Magdi Allam at the Brussels Conference on July 9, 2012.


Horror!… Fifty Christians Are Burned Alive at Pastor’s Home in Nigeria

The Gateway Pundit 16 July 2012

Fifty bodies, linked to the Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN), were reportedly discovered in the home of a pastor in Matse. The bodies were suspected to be those who ran for


50 Christians burned to death in pastor's home 16 July 2012
By Michael Carl

Fifty members of a northern Nigerian church were burned to death in their pastor’s house. The attack by armed gunmen was only the first in a 12-village spree of violence


Ottoman Destruction of Three Christian Communities a Homogenization Process

AINA (press release) 12 July 2012
By Joseph Haweil

AINA interviews Ara Sarafian, the founder of the Gomidas Institute (London), an organization promoting and disseminating research and scholarship on modern Armenian studies. In


Merkel signals religious tolerance in Indonesia

DW.DE 12 July 2012
By Monia Griebeler

Angela Merkel visits an Evangelical church in Jakarta and then Southeast Asia's largest mosque as a symbolic gesture of tolerance. But how harmonious is the inter-religious


Video: Tunisian Man Beheaded For Converting to Christianity

Christian News 12 July 2012
By Lawrence D. Jones

A graphic video of a Christian man being beheaded by Muslim extremists for converting from Islam to Christianity was recently shown on talk shows in Canada and Egypt. Footage of the incident, which reportedly took place in Tunisia, shows a young man being held down like "an animal" with a knife to his throat.


Nigerias Christians must convert says Islamist group

Aid to the Church in Need 12 July 2012
By John Newton

ISLAMIST militants have claimed responsibility for the deaths of more than 50 people in north-central Nigeria ? and called on the country's Christians to convert to


US calls on Iran to release Christian pastor

The Express Tribune 11 July 2012

WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday called on Iran to release Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who was imprisoned in 2009 and condemned to death for converting from


What Awaits Egypt's Christians Under the Muslim Brotherhood

AINA (press release) 10 July 2012
By Maria Senchukova

Egypt's Coptic Christian community is quite large, constituting 10% to 15% of the country's population. This community is an integral part of Egypt and its history. In Cairo


Raymond Ibrahim: Muslim Brotherhood 'Democracy': Slapping, Stabbing, and Slaying for Sharia

Jihad Watch 10 July 2012

Over at the Investigative Project on Terrorism (via, I give more evidence concerning the true nature of the Muslim Brotherhood's presidential victory, a


New violence against Christians in northern Nigeria

Catholic Culture 10 July 2012

At least 37 people were killed in armed attacks on Christians in northern Nigeria on July 7, in a series of raids around the city of Jos. A police official said that


Italy: Muslim Accosts Christian Worshippers During Corpus Christi Procession

Islam versus Europe 9 July 2012

During a procession to celebrate the festival of Corpus Christi in Italy, Christian worshippers were accosted by a 19-year-old Moroccan student who harangued and insulted them.

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