Persecution of Christians

The Rise of Islam Threatens Christians in the Middle East

Right Side News 16 December 2011
By Roni Drukan

This has been a victory year for political Islam. Earlier this year the revolutions sweeping through the region seemed encouragingly modern and secular. But where courageous people stood up for

 

Former Yemeni diplomat's gets new hearing on refugee claim

Toronto Sun 15 December 2011
By Tom Godfrey

TORONTO - A former Yemeni diplomat who was initially refused refugee status after claiming to be an opponent of his country’s president is being granted an appeal. This follows the allegation that he

 

British Christians are making a stand against persecution

The Guardian 14 December 2011
By Andrew Brown

There was a remarkable debate in the House of Lords on Friday, which I don't think was widely reported. But it showed that Christians are coming together in a new way to try to influence foreign

 

Muslim Prayer in School? Germany Says No

Huffington Post 14 December 2011
By Alexander Goerlach

"Christian pigs" is a favorite nickname of adolescent Muslims for their German neighbors and fellow students. The devaluation of, and distancing from, Christians is part of the standard repertoire of

 

India: pastor who baptized Muslims appears before sharia court

Catholic Culture 14 December 2011

The All India Christian Council--an ecumenical organization that defends Christians’ religious freedom--is expressing concern about the implications of the arrest of Rev. C. M. Khanna, a Protestant

 

Collective Punishment Under Islam

FrontPage Magazine 13 December 2011
By Raymond Ibrahim

During a recent altercation in Egypt, a Christian inadvertently killed a Muslim.  This incident, according to an AINA report, "turned into collective punishment of all Copts in the majority Christian village.” Two Christians "not party to the altercation” were killed; others were stabbed and critically wounded.  As usual, "after killing the Copts, Muslims went on a rampage, looting and burning Christian owned homes and businesses.”

 

Al Qaeda cell in Turkey accused of planning to bomb churches

christiantoday.com 13 December 2011
By Barbara G. Baker

A large-scale Al Qaeda plot to bomb "all the churches in Ankara,” as well as the Turkish Parliament and U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital, was made public today. In an exclusive splashed across

 

Video: Congress Hears of the Plight of Egypt’s Christians

FrontPage Magazine 12 December 2011
By Jamie Glazov

FrontPage Interview’s guest today is Raymond Ibrahim, an Islam expert and author of The Al Qaeda Reader. A Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum, he writes frequently on all things Islamic, including Muslim persecution of Christians.


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Uzbekistan Churches Banned from Evangelism, Youth Worship

BUDAPEST/TASHKENT -- Authorities in eastern Uzbekistan have warned local churches not to allow youngsters and children to attend their worship services and not to carry out missionary

 

The End of Religious Freedom

PJ Media 9 December 2011
By Phyllis Chesler

Time has run out for the cause of worldwide religious freedom. On November 18, 2011, America chose not to extend any further lifeline to persecuted religious minorities around the planet. On that

 

Egyptian Salafi clerics issue spate of controversial fatwas

Al Arabiya News 9 December 2011

The recent emergence of the hardline Salafi trend in Egypt after the January 25 revolution has given way to a series of controversial fatwas that mainly focused on women, Copts, culture and

 

Pakistan: Christian couple tortured by police, resist pressure to convert to Islam

Catholic Culture 9 December 2011

Salma Emmanuel and her husband, Rashid Emmanuel, were tortured by Pakistani police over a three-day period after Salma, a maid, was falsely accused of stealing from her employer, according to news

 

Family of Convert in Pakistan Seeks to Track Him Down

compassdirect.org 9 December 2011

LAHORE, Pakistan, — When Malik Pauloos of Bhakkar district, Punjab Province finally decided to trust a close relative with the secret that he had left Islam for

 

Martyr Maria Goretti of Pakistan on sale under Islamic sharia

Pakistan Christian Post 9 December 2011

Islamabad: A Christian girl named Mariah Manisha killed by a Muslim on defying enforced conversion and Islamic marriage was put on sale under Islamic Sharia law of

 

Nativity scene removed from Montreal-area town hall

Canoe.ca 8 December 2011
By Christine Bouthillier

MONTREAL - A posh Montreal suburb has decided to remove a nativity scene and menorah from town hall rather than acquiesce to demands from a Muslim group to erect Islamic religious symbols. The

 

Lahore, false accusation of blasphemy against a Christian. Fears for his life

Asia News 7 December 2011
By Jibran Khan

Lahore - A Christian of 25 was yesterday accused of blasphemy in the district of Qazi, Shahdra, Lahore. Construction worker Khurram Masih, married for two months, was working at the

 

Central Java, Islamic extremists against Christians: five churches at risk demolition

Asia News 7 December 2011
By Mathias Hariyadi

Jakarta - An Islamic extremist group in Pracimantoro, a town in the district of Wonogiri, in central Java, has appealed to local government for the demolition of five Protestant churches

 

Pakistan: 95 percent of blasphemy charges are false

Aid to the Church in Need 7 December 2011
By Eva-Maria Kolmann and John Pontifex

NINETY-FIVE PERCENT of prosecutions in Pakistan for insulting the Prophet Mohammed or the Qur?an are false, according to a high-profile Muslim lawyer in the country. According to the legal expert,

 

Genocide warning for the Mideast

Act for America 6 December 2011

Most people aren’t aware that since we toppled the regime of Saddam Hussein, over a half million Christians have been forced to flee Iraq due to persecution by Iraqi Muslims. Now, the so-called

 

An 'Arab Winter' Chills Christians

WSJ.com 5 December 2011
By SAM DAGHER

BARTELLA, Iraq—The plight of Iraqi Christians since the fall of Saddam Hussein has been agonizingly personal for Aram Butrus Matti. Hanging on the wall in his parents' home here in northern Iraq

 
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