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I recently met a woman who works with the International Christian Consulate (ICC), an organisation founded in 2015 to provide a “physical consulate” for Christians in the Middle East.1 As well as telling me about the sexual assaults (assaults, plural) she herself had endured at the hands of migrants on the streets of Athens, she pointed me to a report that the ICC has produced detailing the truly shocking treatment Christians are subjected to by Muslims in refugee

Type: News

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Iran (Islamic Republic of)
News Date: 
17/11/2016
Summary: 

Three Christians arrested weeks ago in Iran have been sentenced to be lashed in public for drinking communion wine. The Christians were subject to and sentenced by a sharia court, as their conversions from Islam to Christianity are not recognized by the Iranian regime.

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Indonesia
News Date: 
13/04/2016
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An elderly Christian woman has been caned in Indonesia, the first time a Sharia law punishment has been meted out to a non-Muslim. The 60-year-old, who was convicted of selling alcohol, was whipped nearly 30 times with a rattan cane, before a crowd of hundreds, in Aceh province on Tuesday, according to reports.

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Indonesia
News Date: 
21/02/2002
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At the time of independence from the Dutch in 1945, calls for Indonesia to become an Islamic state were successfully resisted. The authors of Indonesia's constitution opted instead for pluralism, affirming a diversity of religions including Islam, Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism. The national motto is 'Unity in Diversity'.

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Sudan (the)
News Date: 
02/09/1996
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FORCED CONVERSION: 42. Reports continue to be received of enforced Islamization in the government-controlled areas in the conflict zones and among displaced southerners in northern Sudan. Food and relief, including medicines and clothes, are among the means used to force people to convert to the Islamic religion. The displaced persons who reject Islam are refused shelter and relief.

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Egypt
News Date: 
25/02/2017
Summary: 

A recent spate of deadly attacks on Christians in North Sinai has been described as "alarming" by the Coptic Church in the UK. Hundreds of believers have fled the Egyptian province after the seventh member of their community was killed by Islamic State in less than one month. General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK, Bishop Angaelos told Premier: "What we haven't seen done robustly across Egypt in all of these situations is people actually being brought to account and this gives rise to a sense of impunity, where certain crimes are going to be seen as unchecked and unpunished.

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Congo (the Democratic Republic of the)
News Date: 
24/02/2017
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Islamist extremism is bringing death and destruction not only in the Middle East but in other parts of the world as well. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), formerly Zaire, in Central Africa, Islamist extremists have been targeting churches in what a top Roman Catholic official believes is a deliberate effort to "sabotage the church's mission of peace and reconciliation" in the country and bring it back from the brink of war. Roman Catholic Cardinal Monsengwo Pasinya of Kinshasa told the Catholic charity 

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Malaysia
News Date: 
19/02/2017
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Christians in Malaysia are becoming increasingly concerned about attempts to give Islamic courts more power and the ability to impose prison time of up to 30 years. The country's Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) is trying to strengthen the position of Sharia law in the multi-cultural society. Around 60 per cent of the nation are Muslim, 20 per cent Buddhists, 10 per cent Christians and 6 per cent Hindus.

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Egypt
News Date: 
18/02/2017
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The Economist reported in December that “a massacre of Coptic Christians” in Egypt is underway, and identified “disgruntled Islamists” who are out to revenge Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s crackdown of the Muslim Brotherhood. Coptic Christians strongly supported el-Sisi’s ouster of his MB predecessor, Mohammed Morsi

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United States of America (the)
News Date: 
09/02/2017
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This is one of those terror attacks that POTUS was talking about going unreported. Source: Jersey City man gets 2 life sentences for gruesome murders, decapitations – Hudson County View

Yusuf Ibrahim, 31, of Jersey City, was sentenced by Hudson County Superior Court Judge Mitzy Galis-Menendez to two consecutive life terms in state prison.

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Pakistan
News Date: 
31/01/2017
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Pakistan regularly claims to the world that it wants to partner with the West to fight jihad terrorism, while all too many of its citizens keep on demonstrating a propensity for violence against innocent Christians, manipulating the nation’s harsh and unjust blasphemy law with official sanction.

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Spain
News Date: 
24/01/2017
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The club crest of Spanish soccer team Real Madrid will be altered to remove the traditional Christian cross from clothing apparel sold in some Middle East countries under a regional deal. 
Marka, a retailing group in the United Arab Emirates, has been granted exclusive rights to “manufacture, distribute and sell Real Madrid products” in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

Admin: Tolerance is a one way street so far as Islam is concerned.

 

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Syrian Arab Republic
News Date: 
05/11/2014
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The price list reportedly is a price control measure on women and other spoils of war.

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Germany
News Date: 
17/01/2017
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Muslim translators are deliberately misinterpreting migrants who converted to Christianity in order to get them deported, a Berlin pastor has said. In a damning verdict on Germany’s Ministry for Immigration and Refugees (BAMF), Rev Gottfried Martens said Afghan and Iranian migrants who convert to Christianity are subject to “kangaroo court” hearings where “almost exclusively Muslim translators” falsely translate their responses

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Egypt
News Date: 
06/01/2017
Summary: 

“When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks…” (Qur’an 47:4)

“Egyptian Christian Shopkeeper Murdered In Suspected Sectarian Attack,” by Mark Woods, Christian Today, January 5, 2017:

A Christian shopkeeper has been murdered in the Egyptian city of Alexandria in a suspected sectarian killing.

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Germany
News Date: 
06/01/2017
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A TRANSLATOR living in Germany has revealed that Muslim migrants believe the country "should be Islamised", according to a new report.

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Austria
News Date: 
06/01/2017
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Statues have been beheaded, prayer books burned and sacred images destroyed since the New Year in the Innviertel region on the Bavarian border. On New Year’s Eve, the vandals struck a chapel in the village of St Radegund, damaging a statue of the Virgin Mary before burning prayer books and wooden objects from the chapel in a nearby wood.

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Malaysia
News Date: 
05/01/2017
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The first Christian to govern the capital in more than 50 years, Purnama is on trial accused of blasphemy over remarks he made about the Quran while campaigning ahead of February elections for the Jakarta governorship.

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Nigeria
News Date: 
28/12/2016
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Nigeria's most senior Muslim cleric has rejected a new gender equality bill, which proposes that women and men inherit an equal share. The Sultan of Sokoto, Mohamed Sa'ad Abubakar, said Muslims would not accept the violation of Islamic law guaranteeing men a greater share. Nigeria's main Christian body has welcomed the bill, saying its religion permitted equal inheritance.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
21/12/2016
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Churches across the country are being urged by a Christian expert on radicalisation to stay vigilant during the Christmas period against the threat of terrorism, days after a deadly terror attack outside a church in Berlin. Islamic studies researcher, Antony McRoy, also called upon congregations to be "defiant" but "not give way to any kind of fear" as they celebrate Jesus' birth.

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Somalia
News Date: 
29/10/2009
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“Moreover, freedom in America is indivisible from the freedom to practice one’s religion. That is why there is a mosque in every state in our union, and over 1,200 mosques within our borders. That’s why the United States government has gone to court to protect the right of women and girls to wear the hijab and to punish those who would deny it.” — Barack Obama, Cairo, June 4, 2009

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
11/12/2016
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Here is a ruling from IslamQA:

The Christmas tree is one of the symbols of the Christian festival and celebration; this is why it is named for Christmas. It is said that it was first officially used as a symbol in this manner in the sixteenth century in Germany, in the Cathedral of Strasbourg in 1539 CE.

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Egypt
News Date: 
30/11/2016
Summary: 

A mob of angry Muslims have ransacked a Christian village in Egypt over rumours a church was going to be built there, a charity has said. According to International Christian Concern (ICC) the mob attacked Manshiet El-Naghamish in Sohag Governate last Friday, destroying a Christian guesthouse and nine believers' houses and severely damaging four Christian-owned shops. ICC also says four Coptic Christians were injured in the attack. The charity says the attack happened because local Muslims believed a recently built four-storey building in the village would become a church.

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Germany
News Date: 
10/05/2016
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A new study shows that potentially thousands of Christians have been attacked and harassed in German migrant homes by Muslim guards and fellow migrants. Multiple human rights organizations are warning the German government of the conditions that Christians in asylum homes are being subjected to. One organization in particular has chronicled 231 specific cases of the harassment of Christians by Muslim migrants and Muslim security guards in asylum homes.

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Germany
News Date: 
30/11/2016
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A priest in the German city of Leipzig who works with underage migrants has revealed that Muslim migrant children constantly bully their Christian counterparts.

Country: 
Pakistan
News Date: 
22/11/2016
Summary: 

Eleven Christian television stations were recently shut down by authorities in Pakistan, shocking Christians in the Muslim-majority country where they remain religious minorities. According to a report by UCANews, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) sent notices to all regional general managers late last month asking them to "stop transmitting 11 illegal TV channels immediately." The government body, which regulates television content in Pakistan, prohibits the airin

Country: 
Nigeria
News Date: 
18/11/2016
Summary: 

An American bishop and a Christian peer have avoided being attacked by Islamist militants by minutes. Baroness Cox and Bishop Stewart Ruch were in Nigeria's Jos State on Monday 14th November to meet people affected by Islamic insurgency. Boko Haram has left thousands of people dead in attacks on mainly Christian areas. The pair were part of a group of church and charity leaders on a fact finding mission. Around 30 minutes after leaving a village the group received a phone call from a vicar they had met there. He said he was phoning to check their whereabouts because Islamist Fulani herdsmen

Country: 
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
News Date: 
16/11/2016
Summary: 

A SHARIA court has sentenced three Christians to 80 lashes each after finding them guilty of blasphemy for drinking holy communion wine.

Country: 
Germany
News Date: 
16/11/2016
Summary: 

A translator who has lived in Germany since the 1990s has revealed that Muslim migrants believe “Germany should be Islamised”, and loathe their hosts, according to a new report. Working with asylum seekers in migrant centres, the 39 year old translator says she learnt that Muslims seek to “destroy” Christians, through having more children, and preach hatred towards people of other faiths.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
14/11/2016

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