Persecution of Christians

Same old Turkish Trick: Make Promises, Get Praised, but Deliver Nothing

Asbarez Armenian News 31 August 2011

Turkish leaders came up with a new ploy last week to impress world public opinion with fake magnanimity toward the country’s long-oppressed minorities. Prime Minister Erdogan signed a decree last


Qaeda chief tells Saudi prince to expel non-Muslims

France24 30 August 2011

A senior Saudi member of Al-Qaeda warned the interior minister that he should expel non-Muslims from the kingdom, among other demands to stop considering him a target, in an online audio


Norway: Christian Convert Attacked With Boiling Water By Muslim Asylum Seekers 29 August 2011

..who later attacked him with acid, for non-compliance with Ramadan. Five Christians vs. 150 Muslims – Just the kind of odds RoP adherents like: A an ex-Muslim Convert to Christianity was attacked


Gaza Terrorists Fire New Barrage of Rockets at Israel

Haolam 29 August 2011

Border crossing post is damaged by rocket fire / Israel kills two Islamic Jihad operatives / Israelis try to carry on with life as usual Terrorists in Gaza fired at least 17 rockets at


Here we go again: Zakat goes to fighters

Shariah Finance Watch 29 August 2011

One of our favorite pastimes here at SFW is to uncover internet articles and postings which reveal the true nature of zakat–the uses of zakat that the financial jihadists would just as soon not have


Iran's Thug-in-Chief: no room for Israel when Palestinian state is established; Iranian foreign minister threatens "crushed bone

Jihad Watch 29 August 2011

Wondering what's with all the over-the-top rhetoric against Israel here of late? Friday was Quds Day, the day Jew-hating jihadists and their sympathizers call in feeling genocidal and take the day off to


AQAP chief Nasir al Wuhayshi reported killed in southern Yemen

Long War Journal 29 August 2011
By Bill Roggio

Yemeni military officials claimed that Nasir al Wuhayshi, the head of al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen and Saudi Arabia, was killed during recent fighting in the south. The report has not been


Lebanon’s tongue tied Christians 29 August 2011

An interesting piece in today’s NOW Lebanon looks at how politics, sectarianism and religious fear have combined to silence many of Lebanon and Syria’s Christian clergy from denouncing the distinctly


Ricciardone Revises Response to Senate Inquiry on Number of Churches in Turkey

WASHINGTON — US Ambassador to Turkey Francis Ricciardone, responding to a wave of grassroots outrage and growing Congressional concern, backed away fromhis most obvious and offensive


Catholic school won't host Ramadan dinner  26 August 2011

Mother of Mercy, a Catholic girls high school, complied with a request from Archbishop Dennis Schnurr and backed out of hosting an interfaith Ramadan dinner at the school Friday night. Instead,


Indonesian province separates lesbians after fake marriage  26 August 2011
By Stephen Gray

A lesbian couple in Aceh, Indonesia have been forcibly separated by the country’s police after one of them posed as a man so they could marry, the BBC reports. The unnamed women were married a few


Demand of Separate Christian Province is our constitutional right in Pakistan

Pakistan Christian Post 26 August 2011

Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, Chief of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC said that to demand a Separate Christian Province on division of Punjab as administrative unit of Federation of Pakistan is constitutional


Iranian Security Forces Seize 6,500 Bibles, Burn Another 300 To "Protect” Their Youth

Weasel Zippers 25 August 2011

Iranian authorities have seized 6,500 copies of the Bible in northwest of Iran. In another incident, officials burned 300 Bibles. A spokesman said the Bibles were confiscated to block missionaries


14 years old Christian girl kidnapped and enforcedly converted to Islam in Pakistan.

Gujranwala: Mehek Rashid, a 14 years old Christian girl was kidnapped from his on gunpoint in presence of eyewitnesses by a gang of Muslims in Gujranwala suburban Christian


The Jihad Against the Armenian, Assyrian, and Greek Christians

American Thinker 24 August 2011
By Janet Levy

In Germany, where Holocaust denial is punishable by up to five years in prison, Stuttgart University recently capitulated to pressure from resident Turkish Muslims and canceled an event entitled, "Persecution, Expulsion and Annihilation of Christians in the Ottoman Empire 1912-1922." Ironically, this occurred in a country that was forced to confront its own genocidal past, educate its population and pay restitution to victims.


Indonesian mayor seeks to ban church construction

AFP 24 August 2011

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A mayor is trying to ban Christian churches on streets with Islamic names, the latest attempt to block construction of a new parish in the world's largest Muslim-majority


Indonesia: No churches, Bogor mayor against the law and government

Spero News 23 August 2011

Jakarta – The refusal to allow the construction of the Yasmin Church, despite a green light from the country’s Supreme Court and government, is the result of the "personal action” of Diani Budiarto.


Punjab: Christian family held slave to a Muslim landowner for 30 years

Spero News 23 August 2011

A Christian family consisting of 26 persons, including women and children, lived in slavery for over 30 years. Forced to work on a farm belonging to a wealthy Muslim landowner Rahim Yar Khan, in a


Turkey: Christian Monastery Fights for Muslim Tenants

EurasiaNet  18 August 2011
By Jonathan Lewis and Constanze Letsch

In 1972, Yorgo Güller, a Greek Christian from Istanbul, visited leafy Burgazada, one of the Princes’ Islands just off the city’s coast, looking for love. Almost forty years later, he is still there

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