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Former Lebanese President Warns Mideast Christians Face ‘Existential Crisis’

Monday, June 10th, 2013

The period known as the “Arab Spring” has seen the peoples of a number of countries throughout the Middle East take a more active and engaged role in the politics of their own nations. While there are some elements of this that are extremely positive the outcomes for some minority groups have been tragic and the indicators for the future are not positive. Continually raising the issue of the importance of all parties of society being represented in the politic system is of extreme importance.

The Death of Churches under Islam

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

“Christians throughout the Islamic world are under attack,” writes Raymond Ibrahim. “The ongoing attacks on Christian churches in the Muslim world are perhaps the most visible expression of Christian persecution under Islam. In churches, Christians throughout the Islamic world are simply being Christians—peacefully and apolitically worshipping their God.  And yet modern day Muslim governments try to prevent them, Muslim mobs attack them, and Muslim jihadis massacre them.”

Islam’s Collective Punishment of Christians

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

In Egypt, entire Christian communities have been attacked as revenge for the actions of a few. In this article published by FrontPageMag, Raymond Ibrahim argues that the collective punishment of Christians and other religious minorities who “refuse to know their place in the Islamic order” has doctrinal backing.

40% of Pakistan’s Youth Supports Islamic Sharia, Survey Says

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Leading up to Pakistan’s elections in May, 38 percent of the country’s youth believe that Islamic law (Sharia) is the best legal system according to a recent survey, the Hindustan Times reports. For years, Sharia has played into the hands of extremists, including the Pakistani Taliban and al-Qaeda, and the rights of religious minorities, including Christians, Hindus, and Shia Muslims, have become increasingly non-existent. Of primary concern to Pakistani Christians are the country’s ominous blasphemy laws—authorized under Sharia—which have resulted in the imprisonments and murders of dozens of Christians. Approximately 1,400 blasphemy cases have been registered since the law was first enacted in 1986, according to Human Rights Watch. There are at least 16 people currently on death row, including several Christians, in Pakistan for blasphemy, and 20 serving life sentences. While many hope that the next generation of Pakistanis will support greater freedoms and liberal governance, the recent survey, conducted by the British Council, suggests the opposite: extremist ideals are being passed to and supported by the next generation.

Anti-Christian Violence Evidences the Rising Islamization of Pakistan

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Hana, a Christian ministry worker in Pakistan, says that torching of some 180 Christian homes on March 9 in a colony of Lahore evidences growing Islamization in the country. "Anytime we have an incident like this one you have a number of Christians who will leave [Pakistan]," Hana told the Christian Post. "Parents are afraid for the future of their children. It's extremely difficult to breathe as [a] Christian in Pakistan let alone to live and bring up a family."

Ten Key Points on Islamic Blasphemy Laws and How They Persecute Christians

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Following the destruction of some 180 Christian homes by a Muslim mob in Lahore, Pakistan on March 9, Andrew G. Bostom says that, “There is an intensifying, global campaign to impose Islamic blasphemy laws on non-Muslims.” In this article published by the American Thinker, Mr. Bostom warns us about ten doctrinal origins of blasphemy laws found in Islam and the implications of those doctrines on the international community.

Christian Father in Sudan Wins Right to See His Children After Islamic Court Battle

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Muslim Convert Faces Severe Persecution from Islamic World

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Mohammed Christophe Bilek, a convert to Christianity, writes for Asia News that Muslims who want to become Christians “are like children asking to be born who are denied the right to exist.” In this article, Mr. Bilek “pleads with Muslims to defend freedom of conscience and the right of Muslims to change their religion in the same way that Christians can embrace the Muslim religion.” Christians who face the greatest persecution in the Islamic world are those who choose to leave Islam and follow Christ. Even in Europe, Christian converts from Islam face abuse and retaliation from their families and communities. Moreover, these new Christians are often rejected by traditional churches who tell them to remain in the religion that he or she was born into. “Faith is a freely given commitment to God. It is to Him that each one of us will have to respond,” says Bilek.

Muslim Mob Attempts to Lynch 14-Year-Old Christian for Urinating on Quran

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Who is Going to Stop Islamic Fanatics?

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

“An avalanche of violence and terror is rolling across the Islamic world,” Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea writes for the Huffington Post. Tensions are flaring up in Egypt while oppressive blasphemy laws are increasingly being enacted throughout the Muslim world against defenseless minorities, including children. Among the greatest victims are Christians, yet Lord Weidenfeld asks, “Where are the protests against the persecution of Christians in the Arab world?” How long will the West permit and tolerate such hatred?

Christian Witness Nigerian School Massacre

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Islam’s Jihad Against Christianity in Africa

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Islamist Groups in Mali Use Child Soldiers to Fight “Holy War” Against Christians

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Children Attacked at Sunday School in Kenya

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Churches Experience Backlash in Niger

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Nigerian Archbishop Criticizes Governments Lack of Action

Friday, September 28th, 2012

US Representative Condemns Suicide Bombing

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Islamist Groups Threaten Jihad in Sudan

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Nigerian Committee Proves Ineffective to Stop Violence

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Christian Slaughter in Nigeria

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Boko Haram Sustains Major Loses in Nigeria

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Nigerian Leaders Call for Peace

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Suicide Bomber Attacks Church in Nigeria

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Global Blasphemy Law?

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Restrictions on Religious Freedom on the Rise

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Nigerian Security Forces Kill Two More Boko Haram Leaders

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Nigerian Security Forces Continue To Crackdown On Islamic Extremist Group

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Nigerian Extremist Group Boko Haram Calls For Attacks on US

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Will Anti-American Protest Be Spread to West Africa by Radicals?

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Boko Haram Kills Government Officials in Nigeria

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
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