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Tunisia’s new premier faces Islamist test

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Recent statements by leaders of the popular Ennahda Party in Tunisia have raised the question, “Can Islamist political parties respect democratic institutions and human rights?”

Saudi Journalist Warns: It’s ‘The Muslim Brotherhood Spring’

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

“In Libya, we find [religious] fundamentalists of all backgrounds, from those who have taken up arms, to those who are making speeches and giving sermons, inside the country and abroad, not to mention figures like Ali al-Salabi,” CBN reports. Ridical Islamists, including the Muslim Brotherhood, are gaining political influence and rising to power from Tunisia to Egypt. Fear and uncertainty increases throughout the minority Christian community.

U.S. Won’t Oppose Islamic Parties

Friday, November 11th, 2011

“The U.S. government will not oppose Islamic political parties that have quickly become leading players in the emerging democracies of the Arab Spring,” The Media Line reports. Some Islamist-based governments have announced their intentions to impose Sharia (Islamic law) which will further isolate the already dwindling Christian communities who are fleeing their homelands from religious based violence throughout the Middle East.

The Arab Spring is becoming an Islamist takeover

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Last week’s elections in Tunisia resulted in the victory of the Islamist Ennahda party. If the outcome of Tunisia’s elections exemplify who will rise to power after elections in other Middle Eastern countries – mainly Egypt – than the safety for Christians in the future Middle East appears bleak.

Dreaming of Spring in Tunisia

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Americans should think twice before applauding the victory of the Islamist party Ennahdha in Tunisia, in “what will likely be a long and brutal lesson for Tunisia on what happens when religion is enchained with politics,” The Westminster Institute reports. The Ennahdha Party is headed by the ‘great Islamic reformer’ Rashid Ghannouchi whose objective is to institute Sharia law. Tunisian Christians will be among the first to experience the cruel ramifications of the Arab Spring.

Middle East revolts and Arab Christians: a justified prudence

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

“[The Arab Christian] fears that the political, social and economic turmoil which erupted unexpectedly, motivated by emotions rather than clear programs, and which does not take account of internal and international conditions, can have serious consequences on the lives of minorities, and open the way for an unknown and terrible future,” Habib Mohammed Hadi Sadr, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the Holy See, wrote in an article published by Asia News.

Muslim Persecution of Christians: September, 2011

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Raymond Ibrahim reports in FrontPageMag that September was a “busy month in the persecution of Christians in the Muslim world.” Ibrahim’s series, titled ‘Muslim Persecution of Christians,’ is published each month to document cases of persecution – whether it be general discrimination, arrests, or murder – committed by Muslims in majority Islamic countries, Asia and the West.

Salafists to turn Tunis Christian site into mosque

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

“A group of Salafist Muslims took over a Christian basilica in the Tunisian town of Kef with the aim of transforming it into a mosque,” The Daily Star reports.

Poland Grants Asylum to 16 Christian Refugees who Accompany Foreign Minister Back from Tunisia

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

“Poland looks after the rights of Christians in the world. This is our gesture of solidarity with persecuted Christians.”

Turmoil Continues for Tunisian Christians

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Christian Persecution continues to rise. Christians are living in fear hoping for emigration to leave persecution.

Mideast Revolutions Draw Mixed Reactions from U.S. Christians

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

“Christians ought to be careful in fully embracing these revolutions, be thoughtful and prayerful, because it may lead to governments that will oppress and persecute Christians."

Embattled Christians in Egypt, Iran, Libya, and other Hot Spots Need ‘Special’ Help

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Congressman advocates for a Bill to establish a Special Envoy for Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia to help protect persecuted Christians.

Tunisia’s upheaval unlikely to improve lot for believers

Friday, January 21st, 2011

“This is a country with less than half a percent of the population as Christian. It's pretty unlikely that suddenly those believers are going to be celebrated by their government or by their countrymen."

Persecution is a basic teaching in our church, says North African pastor

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Al Qaeda calls for jihad in Mauritania after coup

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Al Qaeda is calling for the establishment of Islamic State in the North African country of Mauritania. In Islamic State, Islamic law is the law of the land. Christians and other minorities are forced to change to Islam or pay protection tax for living in the country.

Tunisia is feared to be a new base for Islamists

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

Tunisia is among the most vulnerable of the North African countries because its rigid repression of Islamism has created a well of resentment among religious youth

Al Qaeda linked groups are spreading from Algeria and Morocco into Tunisia.

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

Muslim extremism groups spreading in North Africa: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia.

Algerian group linked to training camps

Monday, February 12th, 2007

An Algerian group that has started to call itself al-Qaeda in the Maghreb has been running training camps for Islamic militants from other North African countries

Tunisia Says Suspects in Gun Battle Had Blueprints of Embassies

Sunday, January 14th, 2007

Islamic extremism has been growing across North Africa: a fundamentalist religious trend that is polarizing societies between rich and poor.

The Roots of Jihad

Monday, March 20th, 2006

"When Mohammed was forced to move from Mecca to Medina, a second Islam - jihadist Islam - was born. And it is this Islam that the contemporary terrorists have adopted.

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