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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: 
    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.

  • Country: 
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    News Date: 
    14/10/2018
    Summary: 
    • In response to the latest abuses against Christians, Amnesty International has initiated an "urgent action" appeal. It has called on the Iranian regime to "quash the convictions and sentences of Victor Bet-Tamraz, Shamiram Isavi, Amin Afshar-Naderi, and Hadi Asgari, as they have been targeted solely for the peaceful exercise of their rights to freedoms of religion and belief, expression, and association, through their Christian faith." However there are far more stories of Christian persecution throughout Iran, than just these four.

  • Country: 
    Niger (the)
    News Date: 
    10/10/2018
    Summary: 

    “Italian Priest Kidnapped in Niger,” , September 18, 2018 (thanks to Benedict):

    Italian Priest Kidnapped in Nigerian Italian Catholic priest who was working as a missionary in Niger Republic has been kidnapped, a Vatican news agency reported on Tuesday.

  • Country: 
    Kenya
    News Date: 
    27/09/2018
    Summary: 

    An Islamist mob stoned three Christians to death in western Kenya this week in apparent retaliation for the recent killing of three suspected al Shabaab militants.

  • Summary: 
    • If any measure of peace between Muslims and Christians is to prevail, no church can exist in the village, local Muslims said. "The only houses of worship that can ever be built in this village are Muslim places of worship for Allah." — Watan International, Egypt.

    • "The Al Shabaab are now hunting down the children in Mogadishu, and we have moved the care center to a bit safer location.... The children look devastated and malnourished, so we as a secret church do appeal to our brothers and sisters in the free world to consider extending a hand to these persecuted children." — Pastor of an underground church, Somalia.

    • "[I]t seems that the Muslims intentionally wanted to pick a fight with us." — Pastor of King Jesus Church, Pakistan.

  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    28/08/2018
    Summary: 

    Abducted Nigerian Christian schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu has urged Nigerian President to secure her release. Leah is currently in Boko Haram’s captivity after being abducted in February earlier this year. She has been in captivity since then, while rest of the abducted schoolgirls were set free.

  • Country: 
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    News Date: 
    26/08/2018
    Summary: 

    Iranian Christians are in dire straits in the Islamic Republic because of a new wave of regime repression that has largely not registered in the media due to the country’s economic free fall and popular uprising by a people fed up with the tyrannical nature of the regime.

    The mullahs have launched a cut-throat campaign to silence their opponents, and on top of their list are Iran’s persecuted Christians – an ancient people of the land the regime stigmatizes as a gateway to the West.

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  • Country: 
    Austria
    News Date: 
    11/08/2018
    Summary: 
    A mobile phone video, taken inside the Viennese Taiseer mosque, shows how imams call on youths to create an Islamic State, Austrian newspaper Krone reports. While one imam calls youth to establish an Islamic state as “they have the most important roles in jihad and proselytising”, another preaches against so-called unbelievers. Congratulating Christians on religious festivals is something like “haram” – which is forbidden. “It’s like prostration to the cross.
  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    23/07/2018
    Summary: 

    “PLEASE DON’T make the same mistake as was made with the genocide in Rwanda. It happened under our noses, but no one stopped it. And we know well how that ended.” These are the words of Bishop William Amove Avenya of the Diocese of Gboko, in Benue State, Nigeria, where Christians form the majority of the population. He is only the latest of the bishops of Nigeria’s Middle Belt to have raised his voice to denounce what is an increasingly worrying phenomenon—the attacks by Islamist Fulani herdsmen on Christians in the region.

  • Country: 
    Kyrgyzstan
    News Date: 
    04/07/2018
    Summary: 

    A church in Kyrgyzstan that is home to many former Muslims has been ordered to cease its Sunday worship.

    A local source told World Watch Monitor that services at the church, which is led by a convert from Islam, have been interrupted twice in the last few months by a group of people consisting of local officials, representatives of the Prosecutor’s office and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, assistants to the local imam and former colleagues from the school at which the pastor used to teach.

  • Summary: 
    • According to the well-known Conditions of Omar, which are believed to have been promulgated by the second caliph of the same name, churches may not have bells or visible crosses.

    • "The attack on Christians was simply because of the pariah status they have in Pakistan.... A consequence of years of hate ideology having been inculcated in the minds of young people in Pakistan, through the use of media and a national curriculum that demonizes minorities." — A human rights activist, Pakistan.

    • "They sent me warnings through friends, telling me to stop talking about Jesus or risk getting killed. They said they knew it was easy to kill Christians because [Christians] don't have any weapons. They can simply be slaughtered." — A man in Mali, World Watch Monitor Mali, December 11, 2017.

  • Country: 
    Egypt
    News Date: 
    07/07/2018
    Summary: 
    • The violence, and incitement to violence, directed by Egyptian Muslims against the Copts -- especially those organized sectarian campaigns by the Muslim Brotherhood and related groups -- are crimes against humanity and should be treated as such by the international community.

  • Summary: 
    • If Indonesia's repatriated foreign fighters have their way, all of the country's churches will be destroyed.

    • If the repatriated foreign fighters are able to radicalize Indonesia's Muslims, all of the country may eventually resemble Aceh Province, where, after a lengthy reign of terror by Islamic militias, most Christians have been driven out.

  • Country: 
    Greece
    News Date: 
    08/07/2018
    Summary: 

    Several Iranian Christians have been brutally attacked by angry Muslims last week,  reports.

    The attack took place at camp Koutsochero, where the Christians were holding a bible study. The organisation 222 Ministries International, which helps Iranian Christians, said:

  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    08/07/2018
    Summary: 
    • This brings the death toll of Christians to more than 6,000 since the start of 2018.

    • "The Islamists of northern Nigeria seem determined to turn Nigeria into an Islamic Sultanate and replace Liberal Democracy with Sharia as the National Ideology. The object of course, is to supplant the Constitution with Sharia as the source of legislation." — National Christian Elders Forum, a wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria.

  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    03/07/2018
    Summary: 

    Church leaders in Nigeria have said that Christians are experiencing "pure genocide" as 6,000 people, mostly women and children, have been murdered by Fulani radicals since January. "What is happening in Plateau state and other select states in Nigeria is pure genocide and must be stopped immediately," said the Christian Association of Nigeria and church denominational heads in Plateau State in a  last week.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    01/06/2018
    Summary: 

    "This is the first community iftar we have held in a church rather than a mosque and the first one we have opened up to the public. We hope to see people there from all walks of life."

    He added: "This is a male-only event and the church has a capacity of 100 people."

  • Country: 
    Pakistan
    News Date: 
    02/03/2011
    Summary: 

    Shahbaz Bhatti – a Christian critic of Pakistan's blasphemy laws – killed by assassins who left leaflets signed 'Taliban al-Qaida'. Self-described  gunmen have shot dead Pakistan's minorities minister, Shahbaz Bhatti, an advocate of reform of the country's blasphemy laws, as he left his Islamabad home. Two assassins sprayed the Christian minister's car with gunfire, striking him at least eight times, before scattering pamphlets that described him as

  • Country: 
    Russian Federation (the)
    News Date: 
    19/05/2018
    Summary: 

    The Islamic State  in Russia to murder Christians “as a punishment for their disbelief in Allah.” And here we are. “BREAKING: 4 terrorist gunmen armed with petrol bombs storm church – multiple dead,” by Henry Holloway, 

  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    13/05/2018
    Summary: 

    Indonesia, the most populous Muslim-majority country, has seen a resurgence of Islamist militancy in recent months.

  • Country: 
    Pakistan
    News Date: 
    07/11/2014
    Summary: 

    A mob accused of burning alive a Christian couple in an industrial kiln in Pakistan allegedly wrapped a pregnant mother in cotton so she would catch fire more easily, according to family members who witnessed the attack. Sajjad Maseeh, 27, and his wife Shama Bibi, 24, were set upon by at least 1,200 people after rumors circulated that they had burned verses from the Quran, family spokesman Javed Maseeh told NBC News via telephone late Thursday. Their legs were also broken so they couldn't run away

  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    10/05/2018
    Summary: 

    An Indonesian court has sentenced a Protestant pastor to four years in prison for religious defamation after he discussed Christianity with a Muslim taxi driver.

  • Summary: 
    • The Christian genocide in Ottoman Turkey lasted for 10 years -- from 1913 to 1923 -- and targeted Armenian, Greek, Assyrian and other Christians. It resulted in the annihilation of around three million people. Sadly, Turkish aggression against the remaining Armenians continues.

    • According to Turkish myth, it was actually the "treacherous" Armenians who persecuted Turks; and the Turks were acting in self-defense to rid themselves of murderous Armenians. A widespread Turkish claim is, "They deserved it."

    • The lies and state propaganda, which hold the victims responsible for their own annihilation, are what enable the ongoing Turkish persecution of the country's remaining Armenians, including the conversion of their churches into mosques and the digging up of Armenian graves and churches by treasure-hunters who search for gold.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    03/05/2018
    Summary: 

    The British government acted more like an Islamic State when it barred foreign journalists Lauren Southern and Brittany Pettibone from its shores, a Christian lobby group has claimed. In a frank assessment on the recent decision to prevent Southern and Pettibone from entering the UK and detaining the Canadian journalist for six hours under the 2000 Terrorism Act, Christian Concern said there was growing evidence that as Islam increases its influence in society authorities were clamping down on any criticism of the faith. Tim Dieppe, director of Islamic Affairs at Christian Concern

  • Summary: 

    How did Islam begin to dominate? We have to understand that North Africa used to be Christian, Iraq used to be Christian, Persia was half Christian, Egypt, so all of these countries used to be Christian and more, and yet they're not today. How did this happen? Precisely, what had to happened for this to take place? This is what we're going to learn in this lecture, because it is the creation of the Islamic lands that is what drives the church today to be what it is, timid, ignorant and unwilling to learn.

  • Summary: 
    • "If I speak about Islam, they interpret it as hating Muslims. But I do not hate Muslims. I believe that this ideology is dangerous for all mankind. The Muslim community will also suffer under the Sharia." — Mona Walter, Swedish activist from Mogadishu, Somalia.

    • "Jesus said we should love our enemies, but not that we should be stupid." — Mona Walter.

    • "I always say to my Christian friends, 'What do you think, what will happen to you if Islam becomes dominant here?'" — Mona Walter.

  • Country: 
    Pakistan
    News Date: 
    21/04/2018
    Summary: 

    Christians say they are being driven from one of Pakistan’s major cities after a string of deadly terrorist attacks claimed by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. The jihadist militant group has said it carried out two gun attacks that have killed six Christians in Quetta this month so far, and also bombed a church in the city shortly before Christmas. The recent attacks in the south western city come on top of increasing persecution of religious minorities in Pakistan, where Christians and others have faced mob violence and accusations of blasphemy.

  • Summary: 
    • Three Muslim men kidnapped a 12-year-old Christian girl, gang-raped, and sadistically tortured her, including burning her body with cigarettes. When her mother of went to police the same day, they refused to start a criminal investigation or even to file a complaint. — Pakistan.

    • "These attacks are being carried out daily..." — A villager in Nigeria.

    • "I fled from Pakistan to escape violence such as this, but more and more the same violence is coming into Britain. Freedom of religion should be the right of any British citizen but today I feel unsafe..." — Tajamal Amar, Derby, England.

    • "Why do they [Western people] think Islam is a religion of peace? These people have been killing us for decades and your media just ignores it. Now they are killing you and still your President Obama [had] called it a peaceful religion. We see Western leaders saying that over and over again. Why?" — A Nigerian Christian.

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