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  • Summary: 
    • "Nigeria security has declared war against Christians in this country." — Pastor Kallamu Musa Ali Dikwa, executive director of Voice of Northern Christian Movement, Nigeria.

    • While uncritically taking in and conferring refugee status on countless Muslim migrants, European authorities continued singling out those most in need of sanctuary for deportation.

    • "Afghanistan is not a safe place for a Christian convert. The Court should ask Switzerland to stop turning a blind eye to the situation of religious minorities in Afghanistan... Sending a refugee back to a country where they face persecution because of their faith is incompatible with the Convention." — AFD International.

  • Country: 
    Egypt
    News Date: 
    19/06/2019
    Summary: 

    “Coptic Christian Arrested for Allegedly Insulting Islam on Facebook in Egypt,” , June 18, 2019:

    CAIRO, Egypt (Morning Star News) – A young Coptic Christian man has been arrested near Cairo, Egypt for allegedly insulting Islam after a hacker posted material on his Facebook page, he and family members said.

  • Country: 
    Lebanon
    News Date: 
    20/06/2019
    Summary: 

    “Lebanese Police Prevent Terrorist Attack on Churches,” , June 19, 2019:

  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    13/06/2019
    Summary: 

    “Armed gunmen kidnap 19 Christians, kill one in Kaduna State, Nigeria,” , June 11, 2019:

  • Country: 
    Palestine
    News Date: 
    13/06/2019
    Summary: 
    • "Fatah regularly exerts heavy pressure on Christians not to report the acts of violence and vandalism from which they frequently suffer, as such publicity could damage the PA's image as an actor capable of protecting the lives and property of the Christian minority under its rule.... That image could have negative repercussions for the massive international, and particularly European, aid the PA receives." — Dr. Edy Cohen, Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies.

  • Summary: 

    This is hardly the first "religious hate" crime to occur in the context of the cross in Italy. Among others,

    • A Muslim boy of African origin picked on, insulted, and eventually beat a 12-year-old girl during school .
    • A Muslim migrant  an old church in Venice and attacked its large, 300-year-old cross, breaking off one of its arms, while shouting, "All that is in a church is false!"
    • After a  in close proximity to a populated mosque, the area's mayor said : "Before we put a show of unity with Muslims, let's have them begin by respecting our civilization and our culture."

    The fact is, Islamic hostility to the cross is an unwavering phenomenon—one that crosses continents and centuries; one that is very much indicative of Islam's innate hostility to Christianity.

    For starters, not only is the cross the quintessential symbol of Christianity—for all denominations, including most forms of otherwise iconoclastic Protestantism—but it symbolizes the fundamental disagreement between Christians and Muslims. As Professor Sidney Griffith explains, "The cross and the icons publicly declared those very points of Christian faith which the Koran, in the Muslim view, explicitly denied: that Christ was the Son of God and that he died on the cross." Accordingly, "the Christian practice of venerating the cross ... often aroused the disdain of Muslims," so that from the start of the Muslim conquests of Christian lands there was an ongoing "campaign to erase the public symbols of Christianity, especially the previously ubiquitous sign of the cross."

    This "campaign" traces back to the Muslim prophet Muhammad. He reportedly "had such a repugnance to the form of the cross that he broke everything brought into his house with its figure upon it," wrote one historian (, p. 10). Muhammad also claimed that at the end times Jesus (the Muslim 'Isa) himself would make it a point to "break the cross."

  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    30/05/2019
    Summary: 

    JOSNigeria, May 29, 2019 () – Gunmen suspected to be local Fulani Muslims killed several Christians as they made their way home from church services in Jos, Nigeria on Sunday (May 26) following the murder of another area Christian last week, sources said.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    15/05/2019
    Summary: 

    Church leaders have raised concern over the re-definition of Islamophobia. A number have added their names to those from other religious organisations in an open letter to home secretary Sajid Javid.

  • Country: 
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    News Date: 
    07/05/2019
    Summary: 

    Iran’s Minister of Intelligence has for the first time publicly admitted that his agency is collaborating with Shia religious seminaries in seeking to combat the perceived threat of mass conversions to Christianity across the country. Mahmoud Alavi,  in Qom on Saturday, admitted to summoning converts to Christianity for questioning – a clear breach of 

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    08/05/2019
    Summary: 

    Mr Wazir came to the UK in 2015, leaving behind his family in Lahore because he had been targeted by Islamic extremists and feared for his life. A Fatwah (a legal ruling from an Islamic leader) was issued against Azeem because he had campaigned for Christian freedoms in Pakistan, such as supporting Asia Bibi, Christian sports players and being involved in a campaign called 'Stop Killing Christians'. According to 

  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    16/07/2012
    Summary: 

    As the attacks on Nigeria's Christians continued in full force this past week, a particularly grisly attack saw fifty believers burned to death at their pastor's home, where they had fled for refuge from a terrorist attack. Reports disclosed that over 100 people were killed by armed terrorists this past week, who went on a 12-village killing spree in Nigeria's Plateau state. Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has once again taken responsibility for the assaults.

  • Summary: 

    As Sri Lankan authorities worry about the potential of more suicide attacks by the group behind the Easter Sunday bombings, one Muslim activist is issuing an urgent warning to Christians around the world about the growing and very real threat of radical Islam.

    "If Christians don't wake up, if Christians leaders don't wake up, then we Muslims who fled from extremists can't help you anymore," said , a Muslim author from Australia. "We tried warning you."

  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    31/01/2017
    Summary: 

    At least 900 Christian churches have been destroyed at the hands of Boko Haram in northern Nigeria, as part of the Islamic radical group's campaign to drive out all Christians from the north, the youth wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria reported. CAN said that the "carnage" being carried out against Christians is "not accidental," and argued that continued attacks in Southern Kaduna, Plateau, Benue, and Taraba communities show that Boko Haram's war on followers of Christ, which started in 2009, continues in full force.

  • Summary: 
    • Notably, other Christian holidays, especially Christmas, are also prime times for Islamic terror, and for the same reasons -- to make a "point" and because at that time, churches are especially packed.

    • Commenting on the most recent carnage of Christians -- last Easter Sunday's bombing campaign in Sri Lanka, where more than 250 people were murdered -- the country's archbishop said, "we never expected such a thing to happen and especially on Easter Sunday."

    • Sadly, as bombed churches and massacred worshippers during Christian holy days have become the new norm, he and everyone else should expect exactly that.

  • Country: 
    Egypt
    News Date: 
    23/04/2019
    Summary: 

    A Coptic church in Upper Egypt is closed after a throng of angry Muslims attacked it this month, beating a priest and another Copt as more than 200 fearful children who had gathered for Bible lessons looked on, according to advocacy groups. One of the injured Copts, Asaad Bakheet Rezek, told Coptic TV (CTV) that a Muslim about 17 years old beat one of the priests with a club as security forces led him from the Anba Karas Church building in Naga al-Ghafir, Sohag Governorate in southern Egypt. The priest, identified as Father Basilious, sustained a minor head injury as security

  • Country: 
    Sri Lanka
    News Date: 
    26/04/2019
    Summary: 

    “Idolaters, he added, ‘need to be slaughtered wherever you see them.’”

    Where did he get that idea? “Kill them wherever you find them” (Qur’an 2:191, 4:89); “Kill the idolaters wherever you find them” (Qur’an 9:5).

    “Sri Lankan Accused of Leading Attacks Preached Slaughter. Many Dismissed Him.,” by Hannah Beech, , April 25, 2019:

  • Country: 
    European Union
    News Date: 
    15/04/2019
    Summary: 
    • In Germany, four separate churches were vandalized and/or torched in March alone. "In this country," PI-News, a German news site, explained, "there is a creeping war against everything that symbolizes Christianity: attacks on mountain-summit crosses, on sacred statues by the wayside, on churches... and recently also on cemeteries."

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    11/04/2019
    Summary: 

    One of the litany of unbearable stories heard throughout the day, which ought to shame Penny Mordaunt and the civil servants at the Department for International Development (DfID), was the story of the two Christian Pakistani children, forced to watch as their parents were burnt alive in a kiln.

  • Country: 
    Pakistan
    News Date: 
    24/03/2019
    Summary: 
    • If convicted, Stephen Masih could face the death penalty.

    • "[I]nstead of protecting the teenager from his attackers, [police] arrested and booked him into prison on blasphemy charges." Hours later, the imam and "a mob of more than 300 Muslim fundamentalists surrounded the prison, and called for the public lynching of [Asif] Stephen. As the mob overwhelmed local police, Stephen was removed from his cell and handed over to the mob...." — TruNews, August 24, 2017.

  • Country: 
    Congo (the)
    News Date: 
    18/03/2019
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  • Country: 
    Kenya
    News Date: 
    02/04/2015
    Summary: 
  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    01/03/2019
    Summary: 

    “Muslim Extremists Murder Over 30 Nigerian Christians In Devastating Attack,”, , March 1, 2019:

    Over 30 Nigerian Christians were killed in a brutal early morning attack by radical Islamic Fulani herdsmen, who have been systematically targeting believers living on lands the extremists claim to be their territory.

  • Country: 
    Cameroon
    News Date: 
    29/01/2019
    Summary: 

    Large numbers of suspected Boko Haram militants attacked the predominantly Christian villages of Gochi and Toufou in north Cameroon, on 24 January. The raids came in the middle of the night, overwhelming the soldiers on guard, forcing them to flee and causing appalling damage.

  • Country: 
    Philippines (the)
    News Date: 
    27/01/2019
    Summary: 

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility Sunday for a pair of bombings at a Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island that killed at least 20 people and wounded 81. Twin bombings during a Sunday church service in Sulu Province in the southern Philippines have killed at least 20 people, including Women and children. The armed forces said another 80 were wounded. 

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    22/01/2019
    Summary: 

    Handwritten letters threatening petrol bomb attacks and mass stabbingss in the UK in the past two months. “Stop all your services straight away”, said one letter sent to a church in Sheffield, South Yorkshire “if you don’t your church will be petrol bombed while in service. Continue behind closed doors and your congregation members will be stabbed one by one. Blood on your hands. You have been warned.”

  • Country: 
    Pakistan
    News Date: 
    15/12/2018
    Summary: 

    Two Pakistani Christian brothers have been sentenced to death on blasphemy charges, according to the Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS). Qaisar and Amoon Ayub, from Lahore, were accused of posting offensive material against Islam on their website in 2011. The duo fled the country and were on the run for four years, however they were later arrested when they returned home.

  • News Date: 
    16/12/2018
    Summary: 
    • "[T]wo young masked men entered the pharmacy and dragged my father outside. They told him to kneel in the street. They put two guns at my father's head and told him to convert to Islam. But he shook his head. Then they shot him." — Open Doors, August 23, 2018, Egypt.

  • Country: 
    Egypt
    News Date: 
    12/12/2018
    Summary: 

    “The subject peoples … are forbidden to build new churches.” (Reliance of the Traveller, o11.5). Islamic law also forbids Christians to repair existing churches. “Koum al-Raheb church closed, Copts attacked,” by Nader Shukry, , December 10, 2018:

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    07/12/2018
    Summary: 

    Admin: They seem to still be promoting the commercial aspects of Christmas. Strange that!

    A shopping centre is refusing to stage a nativity scene this Christmas because it might offend customers who are not Christian. They replied: “Thistles shopping centre prides itself on being religiously and politically neutral in its behaviour within the local community and with this in mind we do not feel it would be right to agree to host this type of promotion within a shopping centre.

  • Summary: 

    Christians Burned Alive and Churches Torched. 

     

    Ethiopia:  Approximately 15 Christian priests were killed—at least four burned alive—and 19 churches torched  in the east, where most of the nation’s 33 percent Muslim population is centered.  “Similar tensions are bubbling under the surface in other parts of Oromia,” which is approximately 50 percent Muslim,  a local source. “We have even heard of places where Muslims had asked Christians to vacate the area. And though this call is veiled as ethnic rivalry by some media and observers, it is at its very core a religious matter.”

    Nigeria: During one of  on August 28, Muslim Fulani herdsmen burned alive a Christian pastor, his wife, and three young children in their home; two other non-relatives were also killed in the raids. Armed with machetes and AK47 rifles, the Islamic raiders also looted and destroyed 95 houses and three churches.  Gyang Adamu, one of the pastor’s surviving children who was away at the University of Jos at the time, “got to know about the attack when I saw a post on Facebook that Abonong village [his home], was under attack,” he .  When he finally got through to someone local, “the report I received was very devastating; I couldn’t believe that all my family members have been engulfed in the pogrom. On reaching home, I saw my daddy and younger ones burnt beyond recognition. The sight of the gory incident broke me down.”

  • Country: 
    Egypt
    News Date: 
    25/11/2018
    Summary: 
    • There were 128 incidents of church vandalism or other anti-Christian attacks in France during the first five months of 2018, according to a Paris-based Roman Catholic non-profit organization that tracks attacks against Christians.

    • Zanzibar "has concealed Christian persecution for decades.... issues that the international community knows too little or nothing about....[T]he Christian body has been persecuted for so long." — Simon, pastor of a church, quoted by International Christian Concern.

  • Country: 
    Egypt
    News Date: 
    19/11/2018
    Summary: 

    In Egypt's majority Muslim conservative society, atheism is a longstanding taboo, and "minority Christians face ," according to The Guardian.

  • Country: 
    Pakistan
    News Date: 
    18/11/2018
    Summary: 

    It might be best, the policeman advised, if the mainly Christian residents closed their shops, went home and laid low in case there was trouble. As the decision sparked off nationwide protests that brought the country to a halt for three days, the slum's new church was closed and services cancelled, while the congregation warily watched the demonstrations unfold. More than a fortnight after Mrs Bibi, a Catholic farmhand, was acquitted of defaming the Prophet Mohammed, she is still hiding in legal limbo, 

  • Country: 
    Central African Republic (the)
    News Date: 
    18/11/2018
    Summary: 

    ().- At least 42 people have died in an attack Thursday on the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Alindao, in the Central African Republic, according to local reports. At least one priest was among those killed in the Nov. 15 attack. Some unofficial estimates have said the death toll could reach as high as 100.

  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    18/11/2018
    Summary: 
    • The majority of those 6,000 Christians massacred this year were "mostly children, women and the aged... What is happening in ... Nigeria is pure genocide and must be stopped immediately." — Christian Association of Nigeria.

    • "There is no doubt that the sole purpose of these attacks is aimed at ethnic cleansing, land grabbing and forceful ejection of the Christian natives from their ancestral land and heritage." — Christian Association of Nigeria.

  • Country: 
    Sudan (the)
    News Date: 
    15/11/2018
    Summary: 

    A group of 13 Christian converts in Darfur, Sudan was arrested and tortured last month for their faith, World Watch Monitor and several Christian aid groups have reported. The Christians were reportedly taken from a home in southwest Darfur on October 13 and detained and beaten.

  • Country: 
    France
    News Date: 
    15/11/2018
    Summary: 

    A 60-year-old man has been beaten in Paris in what seems to be a religious hate crime, newspaper Le Parisien The man had gone shopping for Christmas and was carrying a present wrapped in Christmas gift paper. As he left the metro Alesia (XIVth arrondissement) with arms loaded and was walking to the Avenue du Maine (XIVth arrondissement) h

  • Country: 
    Pakistan
    News Date: 
    15/11/2018
    Summary: 

    The protests in , following the acquittal of , have shown the depth of intolerant 

  • Country: 
    European Union
    News Date: 
    12/11/2018
    Summary: 

    Make no mistake, the OIC-driven U.N. is complicit in this. And this will make it even more difficult for real Christians suffering under the boot of Islam. The implications of such immigration is far reaching. Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges. When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components begin to creep in as well.

  • Country: 
    Bangladesh
    News Date: 
    09/11/2018
    Summary: 

    Concern is growing among Christians in Bangladesh after the country's PM said she would not tolerate people offending Islam. There's been widespread protests in Pakistan following the release of Christian mother Asia Bibi. She was accused of blasphemy but released on appeal after almost a decade in prison. Speaking about the situation in her own country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, said: "Anyone who pronounces offensive comments against it [Islam], or against the Prophet Muhammad, will be prosecuted according to the law."

  • Country: 
    Pakistan
    News Date: 
    12/11/2018
    Summary: 

    Islamists reportedly attacked travelers in Pakistan who identified themselves as Christians in the wake of the decision by the Supreme Court to rescind the 2010 death sentence against Asia Bibi for alleged blasphemy, CNN reported on Sunday. Breitbart News has long reported that Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy law is disproportionally used  religious minorities, particular

  • Country: 
    Egypt
    News Date: 
    11/11/2018
    Summary: 
    • Seven pilgrims were shot to death, "just because they were Christian," said Pope Francis after the attack.

    • "The pilgrims were killed in such a savage and sadistic way, as if they were enemy combatants, when they were just simple Christians come to get a blessing from a monastery." — Coptic Bishop Anba Makarios of Minya, Egypt.

  • Country: 
    Pakistan
    News Date: 
    19/02/1995
    Summary: 

    What is proper punishment for a 14-year-old boy convicted of defiling a mosque with sacrilegious graffiti? Death by hanging, Pakistani law and a judge in the city of Lahore have decided. The harsh penalty meted out this month to young Salamat Masih and another Christian, Rehmat Masih, 40, has beamed a glaring spotlight on Pakistan's anti-blasphemy law, meant to punish insults against Islam and the Prophet Mohammed.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    09/11/2018
    Summary: 

    The British Pakistani Christian Association said UK government is concerned about "unrest among certain sections of the community." A Pakistani Christian woman’s appeal to Britain for asylum has been denied because her arrival in the country may stir civil unrest, HuffPost UK has been told. Asia Bibi, a Christian farm labourer, was released from prison in Pakistan on Wednesday after being acquitted of blasphemy.

  • Violence in the Bible and the Quran: A fundamental difference

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    Summary: 

    Conclusion

    Of course not all Christians have always interpreted Christianity in a peaceful way, and not all Muslims have interpreted Islam to be violent. Both religions have very long histories, spread across continents and complicated by racial, political and cultural factors that have influenced adherents’ interpretations of their scriptures. But the undoubtedly true observation that every major human institution will have people whom future generations regard as cruel or compassionate, wise or foolish, noble or corrupt, heroic or villainous, does not mean that Christianity and Islam do not have distinct credos. They do, and in the case of Christianity and Islam the two approaches to violence are fundamentally different. All branches of Christianity treat the stories and laws of the Old Testament – as the name suggests - as a former imperfect revelation requiring an interpretation consistent with Jesus’ perfect example of loving kindness. It is simply unimaginable that the Jesus described in the Gospels might, in different circumstances, have organised his followers to rob, kill, torture, enslave, maim and rape in the way that Mohammed did. By contrast when the Quran instructs beheadings, lashings or the amputation of fingers, hands and feet, these instructions, when given, were intended to be applied to real necks, backs and limbs. No branch of Islam has ever taught other than that this was how the Quran was intended to be interpreted when Mohammed announced it, nor that this was how Mohammed himself, as the perfect example of Islamic values, applied it, and intended it to be applied forever.

  • Country: 
    Egypt
    News Date: 
    02/11/2018
    Summary: 

    At least seven people have been killed in an assault on a bus carrying visitors to a monastery in northern , according to a Coptic Church official. The incident took place on Friday as the vehicle was nearby the Saint Samuel Coptic Christian monastery close to Minya, a city about 270km south of the capital, Cairo.

  • Summary: 

    "What is happening in Iraq is a strange thing, but it is normal for Muslims, because they have never treated Christians well, and they have always held an offensive and defaming stand against Christians.... We used to live and coexist with Muslims, but then they revealed their canines [teeth].... [They do not] have the right to storm houses, steal and attack the honor of Christians. Most Muslims do this, the Ottomans killed us and after that the ruling nation-states understood the circumstances but always gave advantage to the Muslims. Islam has never changed."

  • Country: 
    Iraq
    News Date: 
    28/10/2018
    Summary: 

     Since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, the Christian population has dropped from 1.5 million to about 250,000 -- a reduction of 85%. During those 15 years, Christians have been abducted, enslaved, raped and slaughtered, sometimes by crucifixion; a church or monastery has been destroyed about every 40 days on average, said the archbishop.

  • Country: 
    Australia
    News Date: 
    21/10/2018
    Summary: 

    Shari'a laws are a set of laws that are based on the life of prophet Muhammad. Shari'a is not just a law but a way of life, ideology and political movement, according to the Sharia laws: 
    – There is no freedom of religion or freedom of speech. 
    – There is no equality between people (the non-Muslim is not equal to the Muslim). 
    – There are no equal rights for men and women. 
    – There is no democracy or a separation between religion and state politics. 
    FGM, Acid attacks, honor killings, beheading and stoning. 

  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    16/10/2018
    Summary: 

    Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has killed an aid worker as an “apostate” from Islam and vowed to keep kidnapped high school girl as a “slave for life,” Nigerian news outlet The Cable reported.

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