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Muhammad-inspired persecution of Christians, Jews and all non-Muslims continues...
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Posted on 12/03/2003 10:53:19 PM PST by miltonim

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Christian persecution by Arafat: Joseph Farah reveals why 2 million have fled the Middle East
Israel, Holy Land
January 2003
"According to Palestinian experts, at least 1,500 Christian families have left Bethlehem over the past year."
451 posted on 12/24/2004 2:17:51 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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Indonesian priest critical after machete attack
Indonesia
December 2004
He was attack in Poso town by up to five unidentified men as he rode on a motorcycle with a friend this morning.
452 posted on 12/24/2004 8:47:26 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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Forced conversions, church permits denied, Christians discriminated: An overview
Egypt
December 2004
On December 3, some 5,000 Muslim villagers in Mankateen (Samalout province, 220 km south of Cairo) stormed and set fire to a building housing a Coptic prayer room. They then swept through the village, looting and burning Coptic homes and businesses.
453 posted on 12/24/2004 11:13:45 PM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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(2001) Egyptian government official destroys a newly built Coptic Church hours after first prayer
Egypt
December 2001
The head of AL-UBOR city, Egypt- a newly constructed city on the out streaks of Cairo- ordered his police forces and personally participated in destroying the only Church in the city just hours after the church opened its doors and held its first prayer meeting.
454 posted on 12/24/2004 11:25:15 PM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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New start a blessing for immigrant who fled persecution
Indonesia
December 2004 (1998-2000)
"They started attacking the churches," said Chang. "They burned the cars of people who go to church."
455 posted on 12/25/2004 10:40:53 PM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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THE BELEAGUERED CHRISTIANS OF THE PALESTINIAN-CONTROLLED AREAS
Palestinian Controlled Areas
October 2002
A 1992 UN report cites cases of imprisonment and torture of Muslims who converted to Christianity and of Armenian and Assyrian pastors, the dissolution of the Iranian Bible Society, the closure of Christian libraries, and the confiscation of all Christian books, including 20,000 copies of the New Testament in Farsi.
456 posted on 12/26/2004 3:32:06 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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The Involvement of Arafat, PA Senior Officials and Apparatuses in Terrorism against Israel
Israel, West Bank, Gaza
May 2002
Men of the Bedouin Taamra tribe (a tribe that resides in the Bethlehem area from which includes many violent thugs that terrorize Bethlehem's civilian population) extort money from Christian businessmen.
457 posted on 12/26/2004 3:40:54 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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Radical Muslims Spark Fear in Iraqi Christians
Iraq
December 2003
Since the end of the first Gulf War, the Christian population of Iraq has dropped from nearly two million to about 800,000.
458 posted on 12/27/2004 2:21:55 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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Iraq's Christmas Spirit: Fear (persecution)
Iraq
December 2004
Only a few Iraqi Christians showed up to celebrate Mass in Baghdad's churches on Saturday because of fears that Islamic militants could launch attacks to coincide with the holiday.
459 posted on 12/27/2004 2:42:40 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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Scared Pakistani Christians Avoid Church (Religion of Peace alert)
Pakistan
December 2002
Two assailants in burqas--the all-encompassing garment worn by women in some Islamic countries--burst into the white cement church Dec. 25, tossing grenades at about 40 worshippers. Four days later, blood still stained the church floors and walls.
460 posted on 12/27/2004 2:59:34 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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Christmas Celebration Forbidden in Indonesia (Bandengan in Cirebon)
Indonesia
December 2004
A small group of believers in the village of Bandengan in Cirebon , West Java was refused permission to celebrate Christmas on December 15.
461 posted on 12/27/2004 9:22:58 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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Photos of Church Attacks in Palu
Indonesia
December 2004
Photos of Church Attacks in Palu
462 posted on 12/27/2004 9:40:39 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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(October 2002)Indonesia: Seventeen Churches Closed Down in Aceh
Indonesia
October 2002
The authorities gave no reason for these closures that have deprived over 10,000 Christians of places to meet for worship.
463 posted on 12/31/2004 11:08:54 PM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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To: miltonim

Time for us to "quench the fire of the sect of Mahomet"? Only the will is lacking- we can take down the level of violence by dealing with the governments supporting the vilest of these beasts...


464 posted on 12/31/2004 11:15:56 PM PST by 185JHP ( "The thing thou purposest shall come to pass: And over all thy ways the light shall shine.")
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Arrests and curfew after fatal clashes over Egyptian church
Egypt
December 2004
They argued that Christians did not need a church in the town, as there were only 500 of them compared to 20,000 Muslims... the two sides went at each other with rocks and sticks. Gunfire was also heard. The house of a young Copt was burnt down on Thursday after the Muslim man was killed a day earlier.
465 posted on 12/31/2004 11:19:07 PM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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Christians stabbed in eastern Indonesia
Indonesia
December 2004
Two Christians were stabbed Friday...Police said the two Christians were in critical condition.
466 posted on 12/31/2004 11:40:53 PM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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(June 2001) Indonesia: Christians Stabbed In Surprise Attacks;Refugees Continue To Suffer
Indonesia
June 2001
Islamic extremist militants, disguised as Christians wearing crosses and carrying Bibles, have been knocking on doors in Christian neighbourhoods offering Bibles for sale. When a door is opened they hack and slash the occupants of the house to death.
467 posted on 12/31/2004 11:51:45 PM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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Christian Evangelist Stabbed To Death
Bangladesh
May 2003
Hridoy Roy was returning home after showing the Jesus Film, a movie version of Luke’s Gospel. As Roy approached his house seven or eight people attacked him, stabbing him seven times. He died instantly.
468 posted on 01/01/2005 12:14:31 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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Schools in the south likely to re-open (Thailand: teachers to use weapons to protect themselves)
Thailand
January 2005
Schools in the three southern-most provinces have shut down since 22 December after several teachers were killed in drive-by shootings.
469 posted on 01/04/2005 7:31:05 PM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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THE RAPES IN THE SERIES OF RIOTS
Indonesia
May 1998
"A number of unknown people entered shop-house of a victim (R), looted the goods. Some of the people stripped her dress and forced her to watch her sisters raped. Having raped, these 2 girls were thrown away to down stairs which started being burned down. They died but R survived because someone helped her."
470 posted on 01/05/2005 12:57:06 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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Head Scarves Serve to Protect Iraqi Muslim, Christian Women Alike
Iraq
January 2005
wearing the scarves is a way to avoid being singled out and followed, or kidnapped, or shot.
471 posted on 01/05/2005 1:29:06 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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INDONESIA : PASTOR KIDNAPPED, STILL MISSING
Indonesia
December 2004
A foreign NGO reported on December 3 that there were once many churches on the island. Now only three remain: an Alliance church, an Assembly of God church and Ratu’s Pentecostal church.
472 posted on 01/05/2005 1:41:03 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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Terrorism against Jews by Radical Islamic Organizations and Groups
Worldwide
September 2000 (1990's)
In another incident in Chicago, on 12 October, three Palestinian youths hit two orthodox Jews with a slingshot. The youths were arrested by the police.
473 posted on 01/05/2005 2:32:23 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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(1998, Indonesia) Ethnic Chinese tell of mass rapes
Indonesia
May 1998
When the rioting broke out in May, many Chinese shops and houses were looted and burned to the ground, and tens of thousands of Chinese fled the country. A doctor at the hospital said that she knew of at least 400 cases of rape.
474 posted on 01/05/2005 9:50:54 PM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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(March 2004, Kosovo) Full reconstruction of the Kosovo pogrom, 15 – 20 March 2004
Kosovo
March 2004
Explosion in Orthodox Church, Baja village, 2 houses set on fire in the area – 2 KPS cars looted & damaged, Looting & arson continues in K-Serb village of Belo Polje , 4 K-Serbian houses set on fire in Bica village – sporadic shooting in several villages
475 posted on 01/06/2005 1:13:09 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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(May 2004, Kosovo) Seventeen year old Serb killed by Albanian extremists today - (graphic warning)
Kosovo
May 2004
Three months after the March Pogrom in which Albanian extremists killed 9 and expelled 4000 Serb civilians ethnic terror and violence against Kosovo Serbs is still continuing with the goal of creation of an ethnically clean "state of Kosovo" and expulsion of all remaining Serbs from this area.
476 posted on 01/06/2005 2:05:25 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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Terrorist Attack at the Erez Terminal
Israel
January 2005 (September 2000 - January 2005)
On May 12, 2003, an Israeli civilian was murdered when a Palestinian worker opened fire at him at the Hila crossing.
477 posted on 01/06/2005 2:30:57 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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Christian Crisis (Nina Shea)
Iraq
January 2005
In the north, Kurdish administrators have withheld U.S. reconstruction funds from ChaldoAssyrian areas, and, together with local peshmerga forces, have confiscated some Christian farms and villages.
478 posted on 01/06/2005 9:27:50 PM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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Bomb Blows Up in Gaza, Israeli Casualties
Gaza
December 2004
Palestinian militants detonated a bomb Tuesday near an Israeli army base in the central Gaza Strip, causing several Israeli casualties
479 posted on 01/06/2005 10:13:56 PM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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Palestinians set fire to Joseph's Tomb
Nablus, West Bank
October 2003
Palestinian youths arrived at the site and set fire to the shrine throwing burning tires inside the compound.
480 posted on 01/06/2005 10:24:48 PM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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Arab vandals desecrate Joseph's Tomb
Nablus, West Bank
February 2003
smoke was seen billowing from the tomb as a crowd burned Jewish prayer books and other articles. With pickaxes and hammers they began to tear apart the stone building.
481 posted on 01/06/2005 10:37:12 PM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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Palestinians destroy evacuated Joseph's Tomb
Nablus, West Bank
October 2000
Palestinian gunmen and civilians stormed the tomb and the adjacent Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva, ripping apart prayer books and commentaries and setting fire to parts of the compound in a show of triumph, just hours after the IDF evacuated the site.
482 posted on 01/06/2005 10:47:09 PM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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Mural by Jewish child prisoners in WW2 desecrated in France
France
June 2003
Vandals have desecrated a mural painted by Jewish children during World War Two in a transit camp in southern France where they were held before deportation to Nazi Germany, police said Sunday.
483 posted on 01/06/2005 10:52:18 PM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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(July 2003 WestBank)Joseph's Tomb in Shechem [Nablus](Cleaning the land from the Jews photos)
Shechem, WestBank
July 2003
Photos, movie of attack
484 posted on 01/06/2005 11:19:28 PM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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Turkish Nationalists Gatecrash Orthodox Christian Celebration
Turkey
January 2005
Some 60 nationalists interrupted the proceedings waving flags of the National Action Party (MHP) and chanting: "This is Turkey here, like it or leave it."
485 posted on 01/07/2005 11:23:47 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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Police foil plot to bomb Quiapo fiesta (Philippines)
Philippines
January 2005
Jamias said the suspects were planning to explode the bombs during the annual procession, which draws thousands of devotees.
486 posted on 01/07/2005 9:28:23 PM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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One soldier killed, 3 wounded in shooting attack near Nablus
Nablus, West Bank
January 2005
Shortly after the attack, the perpetrators spotted a second Israeli car approaching. They opened fire on the car lightly wounding its only passenger who rushed to the nearest IDF post and informed troops of the attack.
487 posted on 01/08/2005 12:46:32 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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(Gana-Ropp, Nigeria) Fresh Outbreak of Religious Violence
Nigeria
December 2004
Muslim militants attacked the village of Gana-Ropp, killing Christian community leader Davou Bulle and critically injuring his wife and son.
488 posted on 01/14/2005 8:42:40 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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(Spain 711-872) The Second Age of the Martyrs
Spain
711-872
St. Sancho (Sanctus) was brought to Cordoba as a prisoner from Albi in southern France. Having become a guard at the Moorish court, in 851 he was martyred by impalement for his refusal to become a Muslim. Feast: 5 June.
489 posted on 01/15/2005 1:10:11 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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Six Israeli civilians murdered in a terrorist attack at Karni Crossing
Israel
January 2005
Six Israeli civilians murdered and five wounded in a bombing and shooting attack of three terrorists at the Karni goods crossing, in the northern Gaza Strip.
490 posted on 01/15/2005 5:01:59 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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FAMILY OF 4 SLAUGHTERED
NJ, USA
January 2005
A family of Christians who fled persecution in Egypt ran into a bloody nightmare in Jersey City - where the husband, wife and their two daughters were found knifed to death in their home yesterday.
491 posted on 01/15/2005 11:49:31 PM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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(Spain 890-1050) The Restoration of Orthodoxy
Spain
890-1050
Aged about ten, St. Pelagius (Pelayo in Spanish) was taken hostage by the Moors in Asturias in northern Spain and taken to Cordoba. Here he was offered freedom and other rewards if he would become Muslim. After three years in prison, he was tortured before finally dying at the age of thirteen in 925. He is still honoured in Spain on 26 June.
492 posted on 01/16/2005 3:06:47 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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(December 2001) On the Topic of Islam
Worldwide
1999-2001
Senegal, 1999: Interdiction against the building of Christian schools; the transformation of churches into mosques (Êglise dans le Monde, No. 106).
493 posted on 01/16/2005 6:16:13 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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One Killed in Bombing of Thai Noodle Shop
Thailand
January 2005
A bomb believed planted by Muslim insurgents exploded Sunday at a noodle shop in southern Thailand, killing one person and injuring 59 others, officials said.
494 posted on 01/16/2005 11:30:15 AM PST by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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Teenager sentenced for firebombing Jewish school
Canada
January 2005
The sentencing of Sleiman Elmerhebi, 19, came nine months after the fire at the United Talmud Torahs school in Montreal. Prosecutors had described the incident as an act of terrorism.
495 posted on 01/22/2005 12:32:42 AM PST by underlying
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Catholic priest murdered in Java (Indonesia)
Indonesia
January 2005
Father Thomas Harsidiyono, a 49-year-old priest in the town of Purworejo in Central Java province, suffered a massive head wound when he was attacked in the compound of a Catholic retreat, police detective chief Sibri Kartiananto said.
496 posted on 01/22/2005 12:37:58 AM PST by underlying
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Catholic Bishop Kidnapped in Mosul! (Per WMAL in DC)
Iraq
January 2005
It was announced that a Catholic bishop was kidnapped in Mosul.
497 posted on 01/22/2005 12:51:02 AM PST by underlying
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American Pastor Stabbed in Algerian Capital (ROP Alert)
Algeria
January 2005
Hugh Johnson of the Protestant Church of Algeria was stabbed by an unidentified man in downtown Algiers and later underwent surgery. "An investigation is under way to determine any link with terrorism".
498 posted on 01/22/2005 1:06:21 AM PST by underlying
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PAKISTAN : ENRAGED MUSLIM CHOPS OFF CHRISTIAN’S ARM (Death threats force victim into hiding.)
Pakistan
January 2005
“How dare you, a poor Christian, refuse my request?” he reportedly shouted at Masih before he left the shop..... Shortly afterwards he went back searching for Masih, armed with a butcher’s ax. Ahmed Ali forced his way into Masih’s house and attacked the shop owner, chopping off his left arm near the elbow.
499 posted on 01/22/2005 5:11:54 AM PST by underlying
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Indonesian Churches Face Persecution Even After Devastation
Indonesia
January 2005
Three new churches have been threatened with closure when the head of the North Grogol community where they are located accused the churches of disturbing the community, as well as meeting illegally in business buildings.
500 posted on 01/29/2005 2:07:49 AM PST by underlying
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