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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday, June 18th, 2011
“Poland looks after the rights of Christians in the world. This is our gesture of solidarity with persecuted Christians.”
Friday, June 17th, 2011
Christian Persecution continues to rise. Christians are living in fear hoping for emigration to leave persecution.
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."
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.
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."
Saturday, October 23rd, 2010
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.
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
Thursday, February 15th, 2007
Muslim extremism groups spreading in North Africa: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia.
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
Sunday, January 14th, 2007
Islamic extremism has been growing across North Africa: a fundamentalist religious trend that is polarizing societies between rich and poor.
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.