Persecution of Christians

Syria rebels 'beheaded a Christian and fed him to the dogs' as fears grow over Islamist atrocities

Daily Mail 2 January 2013
By Nick Fagge

Syrian rebels beheaded a Christian man and fed his body to dogs, according to a nun who says the West is ignoring atrocities committed by Islamic extremists. The nun said


Killing Charity Workers and Women in the Name of Jihad in Pakistan

Pakistan Christian Post 2 January 2013
By Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker

The stark reality of the New Year is that Islamists will continue to kill in the name of Allah in many nations just like usual. In Syria radical Islamists are killing


Several Christians dead after aerial attacks in Sudan 2 January 2013

Non-Arab Christians in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains said they feel forgotten after Sudanese air forces killed at least 11 of the faithful in bombings before and after Christmas,


Iranians seek relief in Christmas celebrations

CNN 2 January 2013
By Tara Kangarlou

Gold, red and green gift boxes decorated a large Christmas tree in a popular food court in the Islamic Republic’s bustling capital of Tehran. Nativity scenes of Mary, Joseph


Texas teaching 'Allah is the Almighty God'

WND 16 December 2012
By John Griffing

In the 70 percent of Texas public schools where a private curriculum has been installed, students are learning the "fact” that "Allah is the Almighty God,” charge critics of a new online


Shiite Ayatollah Launches Fatwa: Iraqi Christians, Conversion to Islam or Death

Baghdad -- An Advent of light and shadow for Iraq's Christians, who are celebrating the reopening of the cathedral of Baghdad but at the same time subjected to new - and heavy - threats


Church in Nigeria Burned Down by Radicals 16 December 2012

ICC Note: Christians of the Living Faith Church in Nigeria have accused members of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria of burning down their church on Monday night. Disputes over the


• A Day of Solidarity with Persecuted Christians

EuropeNews, December 12 2012
By Henrik R. Clausen

Each year in Vienna, Austria, Christian Solidarity International organizes an event day for the sake of persectuted Christians on December 10th, the day of the Universal Human Rights Declaration.

The first event of the day was a press conference featuring Sabatina James, an aposstate from Islam who now, at the age of 30, has dedicated her life to protect Islamic women and help them to gain independence in parts of the world generally patriachial to the extreme. Predictably, Islamists in several countries disagree intensely with her activities, creating a constant need for bodyguards and police protection.


Exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal arrives in Gaza

FRANCE 24 7 December 2012

Khaled Meshaal, Hamas's exiled political leader, arrived in the Gaza Strip for the first time in 45 years on Friday to attend a "victory rally" marking the 25th anniversary of


New study of Blasphemy law around the world

National Secular Society 6 December 2012

According to a Pew Forum study released last week, eight out of 45 European countries have blasphemy laws on their books while 35 of them have laws against the defamation of religion in general or hate speech against members of a faith.

The eight countries with blasphemy laws are Denmark, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands and Poland. A blasphemy law in England and Wales was scrapped in 2008.


Merkel deputy criticizes Turkey over religious freedoms

Chicago Tribune 6 December 2012

A leading ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Turkey on Wednesday to show it was serious about defending religious freedoms if it wanted to join the EU, saying


Guess how many Islamic terror attacks since 9/11? Astonishing rampage in name of 'religion of peace' 5 December 2012
By Bob Unruh

A little less than every five hours, somewhere around the world a Muslim is carrying out a fatal jihadist attack.

These are not the regular beatings and vandalism against Christians, Hindus and Buddhists but religion-oriented attacks in which someone dies at the hand of a member of the”religion of peace.” A website called "The Religion of Peace” has listed more than 20,000 such fatal attacks since Sept. 11, 2001.


Swedish charity worker shot in Lahore

The News International 4 December 2012

Gunmen shot a female Christian charity worker from Sweden in Lahore on Monday leaving her hospitalized, police said. Bargeeta Almby, 72, was returning from work when


Church of England Vicar Attacks "Islamofascism”

British Freedom 4 December 2012

Rev. Peter Mullen is that very rare individual, a Church of England priest who dares to speak his mind. The following commentary on the Islamofascist takeover of the Middle


The Syrian Revolution’s Dire Threat to Christians

FrontPage Magazine 4 December 2012
By Theodore Shoebat

The Syrian Revolution geared toward the establishment of an Islamic state. As this revolution’s fire burns, therefore, it is no surprise that Islamists are massacring


Christian Aid Worker Is Shot in Pakistan

New York Times 4 December 2012

A Swedish woman doing charity work through her evangelical church was shot outside her home in Lahore on Monday, according to news reports from Pakistan. A gunman riding a


Indonesia's presidential candidate woos Christians

TODAYonline 3 December 2012

Former Army General Prabowo Subianto, a potential presidential front runner in the 2014 polls, is reaching out to Christian communities in Indonesia through Kristen Indonesia


Nigeria Islamists slaughter 10 Christians

SBS 3 December 2012

Ten Christians have had their throats slit in an apparent attack by militant Islam group Boko Haram. Ten Christians had their throats slit and militants killed two


Why Christian Persecution Is Islam’s Achilles’ Heel

FrontPage Magazine 30 November 2012
By Raymond Ibrahim

Which of the following three headlines is most difficult for the media—including the usual array of liberal pundits, apologists, academics, and politicians—to whitewash or rationalize away? Which most exposes Islam’s inherent intolerance?

A) "Allahu Akbar” screaming Muslims fire rockets into Israel

B) "Allahu Akbar” screaming Muslims riot and commit acts of violence in Europe

C) "Allahu Akbar” screaming Muslims torch a Christian church in a Muslim country

The answer is C—Christian persecution.


Catholics imprisoned in Mali for refusing to listen to Muslim sermon

Catholic Culture 27 November 2012

Three Congolese Catholics have been imprisoned in Timbuktu for refusing to attend a Muslim sermon. Earlier this year, the city and much of northern Mali fell under the

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