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  • The reality of Christian Genocide in the Middle East

    10/19/2016 10:16:07 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 1 replies
    http://aleteia.org ^ | 10/19/2016 | Caitlin Bootsma
    How many of us grew up believing that the Holocaust would never happen again? After listening to our parents or grandparents recount war stories, empathizing with stories such as that of Anne Frank’s, and learning of the horrific ways Jews and other minorities were degraded, tortured and killed, we thought we could safely say that we had learned our lesson. Of course, that is not the case. There have been a number of genocides since the 1940s; in fact, one is happening right now. I’m speaking of the elimination of Christians in the Middle East. Consider that in 2003, Christians...
  • Since Beginning of Conflict in Syria, Christian Population Decreased by 1 mil - Russian Foreign Min

    10/11/2016 6:05:30 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Interfax ^ | 10/7/16
    ** The number of Christian community in Iraq is a tenth of what it was, falling to 150,000Moscow, October 7, Interfax - The fate of Christians and other ethnic and religious minorities in the Middle East is a source of concern for Moscow. "Historically, Russia has helped and supported fraternal Christians that were harassed and discriminated against and defended their rights and interests, with arms in hand, if need be. Therefore, we are naturally worried about the future of the 2,000-year Christian presence in the Middle East. According to some human rights organisations, in the past seven years the number...
  • Syrian Refugee U.S. Arrivals in September: 1825 Muslims, 22 Non-Muslims (1.1 Percent)

    10/01/2016 10:53:02 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 48 replies
    PJ Media ^ | SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 | PATRICK POOLE
    The State Department admissions for all of September of non-Muslim Syrian refugees represented only 1.1 percent of the total, with 1,825 Muslim refugees admitted, and only 22 from Yazidi and various Christian sects who are being targeted for genocide by the Islamic State in Syria. Admissions for the month of August were 3,159 Muslim and 30 non-Muslim refugees—fewer than one percent. Year-to-date, non-Muslim Syrian refugee admissions account for less than one percent (0.8) overall, with 11,818 Muslims and only 95 non-Muslims of all groups. Those were the numbers as of today from the State Department's Refugee Processing Center. These numbers...
  • Patriarch of Antioch: Survival of Christians in Cradle of Christianity is in Danger

    09/29/2016 5:58:16 AM PDT · by xzins · 6 replies
    CNS NEWS ^ | September 28, 2016 | Ignatius Joseph III Younan
    Syrian Christians hold up a sign begging for others to save Christians in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla) Editor's Note: The following was adapted from an address delivered by the Patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church of Antioch to the 134th Convention of the Knights of Columbus. __________ On the night of August 6-7, 2014, one hundred fifty thousand people—some 40 percent of all Christians still living in Iraq—were driven from their ancestral communities. They had nowhere to flee except nearby Kurdistan. Two years have passed since that catastrophic eradication, and still there is no real solution. In Mosul...
  • Christian Homeland in Iraq: Nineveh Plain Province Is Solution ‘Beyond Genocide’

    09/22/2016 7:26:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 6/19/16 | Victor Gaetan
    In Defense of Christians Convention Aims to Preserve Christianity in the Middle EastWASHINGTON — “Time is running out for Assyrian Christians,” declared Michigan-resident Nahren Anweya, 34, speaking to the Register at the third annual convention of In Defense of Christians (IDC) held in Washington Sept. 7-9. Born in Iraq, Anweya vividly remembers being slapped in the face by her first-grade teacher in Baghdad, for describing herself as a Christian — signifying the second-class citizenship suffered by the faithful there long before the current crisis. “We are disappearing literally by the week,” she said, estimating the total number of Christians in...
  • Muslim migrant boat captain 'threw six Christians to their deaths because of their religion'

    09/22/2016 2:49:13 PM PDT · by pabianice · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/22/16 | Burke
    Muslim migrant boat captain who 'threw six Christians to their deaths from his vessel because of their religion' goes on trial for murder The man and his second-in-command feared storms were getting worse each time Christians prayed, it is claimed The captain, identified as Alain N.B, is accused of beating a Nigerian pastor and throwing him overboard Five more passengers were also forced off the boat, prosecutors believe 29 people were rescued after the perilous crossing in December 2014 A boat captain from Cameroon murdered six passengers crossing from Morocco to Spain because they were Christian, prosecutors claim. The Muslim...
  • ‘Slaughter The Christians,...Allah Will Give You Strength To Kill And Crush The Christians.’

    09/09/2016 2:11:39 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 30 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | Sept. 9, 2016 | Theodore Shoebat
    Original title too long: Major Islamic Leader In Mecca Declares This Command To All Muslims: ‘Slaughter The Christians, I Pray That Allah Will Give You Strength To Kill And Crush The Christians.’ A major Islamic leader recently did a speech in Mecca in which he commanded Muslims to slaughter Christians, even praying to Allah to give victory to the Muslims over the followers of Christ. Here is the report: A top imam in Saudi Arabia has called for the killing of Christians, Shia Muslims, and Jews in a prayer broadcast at the Masjid al-Haram mosque. In a video showing a...
  • ISIS Takes Christian Girls And Puts Them In Secret Prisons, Makes Them Eat Out Of Dog Bowls, Rapes

    09/06/2016 9:24:46 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | September 3, 2016 | Andrew Bieszad
    Truncated title. Full title: ISIS Takes Christian Girls And Puts Them In Secret Prisons, Makes Them Eat Out Of Dog Bowls, Rapes Them For Fun, Chops Up Their Bodies And Put The Parts In A Bag, Film Everything And Send The Video To Their Parents- The Few Survivors Ask “Where Are You World?” Being true to the example of their founder Muhammad, ISIS has been making videos of themselves taking Christian girls and raping and torturing them in bizarre sexual ways and then chopping up their bodies in secret prisons throughout ISIS-controlled territory and then sending the video to the...
  • Christian Persecution In The Muslim World: Christians As "Target Practice"

    08/30/2016 3:30:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 30,2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    More reports of the brutal treatment that Christians and other minorities experienced at the hands of the Islamic State (SIS) emerged during May. One account told of a couple who, after their children were abducted by ISIS militants, answered their door one day to find a plastic bag on their doorstep. It contained the body parts of their daughters and a video of them being brutally tortured and raped.
  • Villages ‘Obliterated’ as Christian Persecution Grows in Eastern Congo

    08/19/2016 6:16:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 8/19/16 | Staff Reporter
    Pope Francis and the UN have called for action after at least 36 Christians are hacked to deathThe persecution of Christians has escalated in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), prompting fears that a jihadist group is gaining strength in the region. At least 36 people were killed in the North Kivu region on Saturday. It is the deadliest attack there since November 2014, with some saying that casualties might be nearer to 50. The victims were reportedly tied up and hacked to death. The Islamist Allied Democratic Forces-National Association for the Liberation of Uganda (ADF-NALU) have targeted Christians in...
  • New Boko Haram Leader Vows to Bomb Every Church, Kill All Christians

    08/07/2016 1:29:37 PM PDT · by Lera · 16 replies
    christianpost ^ | August 5, 2016 | Samuel Smith
    The Islamic State is trying to change up the leadership of Nigerian-based Boko Haram and has appointed a new leader who is vowing to bomb churches and kill all Christians. IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) announced Wednesday in its al-Nabaa newspaper that Abu Musab al-Barnawi is the new leader of its Nigerian-affiliated outfit, calling him the "Wali" (governor) of its West African Province. In an interview published by the IS news source that was translated by the SITE Intelligence Group, al-Barnawi vowed to kill less Muslims and more Christians. Under the leadership of Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram has...
  • ISIS releases new Dabiq magazine "Break the cross;" Orders jihadis in the West to attack Christians

    07/31/2016 9:49:29 AM PDT · by Fali_G · 50 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 07/31/2016 | Lisa Daftari
    In its latest issue of Dabiq magazine, “Break the cross,” the Islamic State is encouraging attacks against Christians, urging its “hidden soldiers” in the West to unleash attacks “without delay.” In opening, Dabiq 15 references recent attacks by jihadis in the United States (Orlando), France, Germany and Bangladesh, before suggesting the “cross-worshipers and democratic pagans of the West” should contemplate the “reasons behind the animosity and enmity held by Muslims for Westerners,” and should therefore repent by abandoning Christianity and “accepting Islam. Attacking Christians: A general anti-Christian theme continues throughout the publication, with interviews from American, Canadian, Finnish, Trinidadian and...
  • Syrian Christian leader tells West: 'Stop arming terror groups who are massacring our people'

    06/23/2016 12:46:49 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 9 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 1 July 2015 | Ruth Gledhill
    The world leader of Syria's besieged Christians has issued a heartfelt plea to the West to "stop arming and supporting terrorist groups that are destroying our countries and massacring our people." The Patriarch of Antioch, Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, said he was not asking the West for military intervention to defend Christians. If the West wants to do something about the present crisis, the most effective thing would be to support local governments, which need sufficient armies and forces to maintain security ...
  • 'Life is horrible': Syria's Christians fear total genocide

    05/15/2016 10:09:47 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15, 2016 | Hollie McKay
    Only a handful of mostly sick or elderly Christians remain in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, and Syrian Christians fear the forces that have brought that city’s population of Gospel followers to the brink of extinction could do the same for the entire nation. An estimated dozen Christian families are still in the northern city, forced under threat of execution to convert, pay an “infidel” tax or go into hiding. Forbidden from leaving, they also face death from attacks directed at ISIS by Damascus, Russia and the U.S.-led Western coalition. “We are trying to help them escape or stay safe,...
  • Christianity Demonized as a Global Menace

    04/19/2016 1:58:10 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 19 Apr 2016 | David Limbaugh
    Can you believe anyone even organizes a "white privilege" conference these days — seven years into Barack Obama's presidency? Well, you'd better believe it, and you should also know that at least one of the speakers at this conference is militantly Christophobic. The 17th annual White Privilege Conference was held in Philadelphia from April 15 to 17. Blake Neff of The Daily Caller attended the conference and reported that "activist and author Paul Kivel" actually claimed that "almost every dysfunction in society, from racism and sexism to global warming and a weak economy, is united by the ideology of 'Christian...
  • Flight of a Million Christians

    04/07/2016 11:02:21 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 11 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | 7 April 2016 | John Pontifex
    f you gave me a plane ticket and a visa to Germany, I’d go to the airport now.” Sitting in a dimly lit room crowded with fellow Christian refugees, Stephanos Giorgis could be forgiven for wanting a future outside the Middle East. This young man had escaped from his home town of Rableh in western Syria after a ransom was paid following his abduction by an Islamist group. The extremists had threatened to kill him and a number of others after they refused to abandon their faith. Almost all who made up Rableh’s large Christian community had fled for their...
  • Knights of Columbus Say U.S. Must Conclude Genocide Being Committed Against Mideast Christians

    04/07/2016 11:47:51 AM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 11, 2016 | Lauretta Brown
    The Knights of Columbus, along with In Defense of Christians, released a comprehensive report Thursday documenting eyewitness accounts of Christians who have been killed, kidnapped, raped, or sold into slavery at the hands of ISIS. The report was presented to the State Department Wednesday. Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson said at a National Press Club briefing that the evidence contained in the report as well as other evidence “fully support and, I suggest to you, compel the conclusion that a reasonable grounds exist to believe the crime of genocide has been committed against Christians in the region.”
  • Yemen’s Missionaries of Charity: The Nuns Killed by Islamic State Jihadists

    03/29/2016 8:13:33 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Mar 2016 | Mary Chastain
    The four nuns running a nursing home in Aden, Yemen, killed by the Islamic State earlier this month, belonged to the Missionaries of Charity, established by Blessed Mother Teresa.
  • Until Criticized, State Department Refused to Acknowledge

    03/29/2016 7:12:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    On Easter Sunday in Lahore, Pakistan, Christian women, children and their families went to a park to congregate and celebrate their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The day turned to horror when they were targeted for their faith by an Islamic suicide bomber, who detonated his vest and killed 72 people while injuring hundreds more. The Pakistani Taliban, which has pledged allegiance to ISIS, quickly took responsibility for the attack and specifically stated the crowd was targeted because it wasn't just any crowd, but a Christian crowd worshiping on one of their holiest, most joyous days.  "We claim responsibility for the...
  • US at Easter: Ignore the Muslim Slaughter of Over 10,000 Christians, Destruction of 13,000 Churches

    03/28/2016 7:09:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | March 28, 2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    U.S. at Easter: Ignore the Muslim Slaughter of Over 10,000 Christians and Destruction of 13,000 Churches in Nigeria Par for the course of the Obama administration. March 28, 2016 Raymond Ibrahim    Originally published by the Gatestone InstituteRaymond Ibrahim is a  Shillman Fellow at the Freedom Center Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamic extremist group, has killed more people in the name of jihad than the Islamic State (ISIS), according to the findings of a new report. Since 2000, when twelve Northern Nigerian states began implementing or more fully enforcing Islamic law, or Sharia, "between 9,000 to 11,500 Christians" have been killed. This...
  • Katie Gorka: "We're Frightening Close" To Losing Christianity In The Middle East

    03/28/2016 3:24:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 28, 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Katie Gorka, President of the Council on Global Security, discussed what Christians can do to help in the war against Christianity with host Stephen K. Bannon on SiriusXM radio’s Breitbart News Saturday: On a special Holy Saturday edition of Breitbart News Saturday, host and Breitbart News executive chairman Stephen K. Bannon will continue the discussion on the global war on Christianity we began on the Good Friday episode and will continue through to Easter Sunday.
  • 393 to 0: U.S. House Unanimously Declares ISIL Is Committing Genocide Against Christians

    03/14/2016 6:11:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    cns news ^ | 3/14/16 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted 393 to 0 tonight in favor of a resolution declaring that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is committing “genocide” against Christians, Yezidis and other religious minorities in the Middle East. The vote on the resolution, which was sponsored by Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R.-Neb.) and co-sponsored 203 other members, brought together as broad a coalition as possible in the House. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (the chairman of the Democratic National Committee) joined with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R.-Texas) in...
  • Rev. Graham: 'This Is Islam: They Persecute the Church, They Persecute Christians'

    03/15/2016 6:45:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/15/16 | Michael W Chapman
    Commenting on the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East, Rev. Franklin Graham noted the barbarity of the Islamic State but also the often oppressive nature of Islam itself, stating, “This is Islam: They persecute the church, they persecute Christians.” “The Sunnis persecute the Christians,” said Rev. Graham in an interview with CBN News. “We see in Syria and Iraq where they cut the heads of Christians, they rape the women, take them as sex slaves.” “They take the Yazidis, the minorities, and they do the same thing,” he said. “They kill the men but take...
  • USCCB President Urges Support For Petition To Stop Christian Genocide

    03/14/2016 8:49:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    United States Conference of Catholic Bishops ^ | March 14, 2016 | Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz
    The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, issued an urgent call, March 14, to support a petition to stop genocide in the Middle East and convince the U.S. Department of State to include Christians in any formal declaration of genocide. The call to action was issued days before the U.S. Department of State is expected to make a decision on the issue, and as a congressional resolution gains support in Congress. "For months, the Catholic Church has been a voice for Christians and other religious minorities facing the evil of...
  • ISIS burns hundreds of Christian books in Mosul in its latest attempt (truncated)

    03/11/2016 2:02:20 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 9 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11 march 2016 | Simon Tomlisin
    ISIS has released a video purporting to show members of its religious police burning hundreds of Christian books which it considers blasphemous towards Allah. The footage shows a militant tossing pamphlets and manuscripts bearing crucifixes on the front cover onto a bonfire in the terror group's stronghold of Mosul in northern Iraq.
  • We Must Act: Time Is Running Out to Stop the Christian Genocide in Iraq and Syria

    03/11/2016 5:08:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    When I went to Israel for the first time in the summer of 2014, I visited the Museum of the Bible. Inside I found a Bible from 9th Century Mosul, Iraq, carefully protected behind glass walls. The wood bound Bible’s handwritten and delicate pages, with a Syriac translation of the Gospels, struck me more than the rest of all the history in the museum as the Islamic State continued its march across Iraq, destroying centuries-old Christian sites and executing an entire religious population along the way. According to a study released last year by the charity Aid to the Church...
  • YEMEN: 4 Missionaries of Charity, 12 others handcuffed, shot in head at retirement home

    03/04/2016 3:15:13 PM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | March 4, 2016 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The practitioners of the Religion of Peace have been at it again.From FNC: Gunmen execute 16 people, including 4 nuns, in Yemen retirement homeA team of gunmen unleashed a massacre at a retirement home run by Catholic nuns in Yemen Friday, killing 16 people including four nuns, Yemeni security officials and witnesses said.The gunmen then moved from room to room, handcuffing the victims before shooting each of them in the head. A nun who survived said that she hid inside a fridge in a storeroom after hearing a Yemeni guard shouting “run, run.”Missionaries of Charity, an organization established by Mother...
  • White House Says It Has Not 'Reached' Determination That ISIS Slaughter of Christians Is Genocide

    03/01/2016 7:27:42 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 1, 2016 | 6:35 AM EST | Susan Jones
    Asked on Monday if Islamic State terrorists are carrying out a campaign of genocide against Syria's Christians, White House Spokesman Josh Earnest said the word genocide "involves a very specific legal determination that has, at this point, not been reached." He condemned the terrorists' "willingness to target religious minorities, including Christians." Earnest noted that the Obama administration has long expressed its concerns over ISIS/ISIL's "slaughter" of religious minorities in Iraq and Syria. ...
  • European Parliament: ISIS Perpetrating Christian Genocide in Middle East

    02/05/2016 8:40:56 AM PST · by AncientAirs · 8 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 02/05/2016 | CNA/EWTN NEWS
    Strasbourg, France — The European Parliament on Thursday declared that genocide is taking place in the Middle East against Christians, Yazidis and other ethnic and religious minorities at the hands of the Islamic State. ... Such a declaration is significant because it calls for members of the United Nations Security Council to refer the matter to the International Criminal Court, which would officially investigate to see if genocide is taking place.
  • The Islamic Rape and Murder of Christian Boys: Another Muslim world phenomenon being imported...

    02/04/2016 8:24:03 AM PST · by Perseverando · 29 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | February 4, 2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    A group of Muslim men recently went into a Christian district in Pakistan, abducted a 7-year-old boy, and took turns gang raping him before finally strangling him to death with a rope. Locals found the child’s body dumped in a field the next day: [T]he body was sent for post-mortem examination which revealed that the 7-year-old was killed after being brutally raped…. Speaking to The Express Tribune, a local said, “The suspects belonged to rich families and were drunk when they kidnapped the child and took him to their dera where they raped him. Interestingly, while the NY Daily News,...
  • ISIS Burns Christians Alive in Locked Caskets, Escaped Prisoner Reveals

    01/10/2016 12:57:12 PM PST · by HomerBohn · 27 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 1/9/2016 | Pamela Geller
    The jihad against Christianity and Christians leaves hundreds of thousands dead, and yet Western leaders and Christian leaders in the West remain silent. Instead, they pursue the stealth Islamic ruse of "interfaith dialogue" with Muslim leaders, as their flock perishes. "ISIS Burns Christians Alive in Locked Caskets, Escaped Prisoner Reveals," By Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post, January 9, 2016 (thanks to Claude): An Iraqi soldier who escaped from an Islamic State prison has described the terror group's brutal torture of Christians, many of whom died during the torture. "They tortured the [expletive] out of the Christians and some died in the...
  • Forbes: GOP Support of Israel Responsible for Christian Persecution in Middle East

    Despite much hand-wringing by Republican leadership, the GOP is actually complicit in the persecution of Christians in the Middle East because of its vocal support for Israel, argues Doug Bandow in a Forbes essay Saturday. Bandow rightly notes that Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world today and are “harassed and harmed in more than 100 countries.” Christians, he writes, “are particularly vulnerable to government abuse, especially in Muslim-majority states.” Yet Bandow takes issue with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% ’s Christmas Eve article denouncing attacks on Christian communities, contending that the GOP, rather than the Obama...
  • Syrian Church Leader: Christians Have No Support, West Has Betrayed Us

    11/29/2015 10:52:45 AM PST · by detective · 15 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | November 26, 2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A Syrian Catholic Church leader recently condemned both U.S. foreign policy and Western media for ignoring Christian persecution and worsening the conflict in Iraq and Syria. "Innocent people, especially Christians, have no support. The West has betrayed us," Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan told Egyptian Catholic magazine Le Messager last week.
  • UK govt reluctant to call Christian persecution 'genocide'

    10/27/2015 11:38:42 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 12 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | 28 October 2015 | Staff
    Baroness Anelay of St John’s, Minister of State at the Foreign Office, told the Lords that she would “reflect” on whether brutality inflicted on minorities by ISIS amounted to efforts to eradicate them completely. She said the Government acknowledged that ISIS was “persecuting individuals and communities ...
  • Muslims Came To Destroy This Church, Christians Had a BIG Surprise Waiting or Them!

    10/18/2015 8:37:21 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 44 replies
    conservative post ^ | October 16, 2015
    The province of Aceh in Indonesia (Where Muslims are considered moderate) became the first in the nation to have officially introduced Sharia law — strict adherence to Islamic law. So what did they do after adopting Koranic law? Within days, they decided that every Christian church in the province needed to be “licensed” under Sharia, and were thus illegal, as the BBC reported. So did they petition to government to fine them for this non-existent crime? Of course not. The savages decided to burn the Churches to the ground. So a mob of nearly 750 Muslims in Aceh attacked a...
  • The U.S. should prioritize Christian refugees who face genocide

    10/16/2015 2:53:38 PM PDT · by DGA · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 101615 | Gary Bauer
    Millions of Syrians have fled their homes amid civil war, flooding Europe and causing a refugee crisis not seen since the end of World War II. Recently, the Obama administration announced its intention to resettle at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in the United States over the next year, an increase from fewer than 2,000 this year. That number could rise to as many as 100,000 refugees by 2017. Overall, the United States takes in roughly 70,000 refugees a year, and some activists are calling for that number to be raised to 200,000. Some experts have said allowing in so many...
  • U.S. Leadership Ushers in New Age of Christian Martyrdom

    10/11/2015 7:51:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 10/11/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Wherever U.S. leadership has helped Islamic jihadis topple secular autocrats in the name of “democracy and freedom,” indigenous Christian minorities are being forced to convert to Islam or die.Many are accepting death.Most recently, on August 28 near Aleppo, the Islamic State (IS or ISIS) tortured, mutilated, publicly raped, beheaded and crucified 12 Christians for saying “they would never renounce Christ” for Muhammad.The jihadis took one group in front of a large crowd.  They cut off the fingertips of a 12-year-old boy, who steadfastly refused to submit to Islam.  They “severely beat him, telling his father they would stop the torture...
  • ISIS to Execute 180 Assyrian Christians After Negotiations Break Down

    10/13/2015 7:18:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/12/15 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The Islamic State terror group claims it will be executing 180 Assyrian Christians who were kidnapped in mass raids in February, after negotiators failed to meet the jihadists' high asking price to free the hostages.ARA News reported on Monday that the terror group is asking for $12 million for the release of the Assyrians, a sum deemed "unbearable" for the community."The negotiations, led by Bishop Ephrem Otnaial, head of the Church of the East in Syria, have been suspended due to the unbearable demands of the terror group," revealed Osama Edward, director of the Assyrian Human Rights Network."ISIS threatened to...
  • Evangelist Franklin Graham: Islamic State Guilty Of "Genocide" Against Christians

    10/12/2015 1:26:30 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 12, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    In a Facebook post Monday, Christian evangelist Franklin Graham denounced the world’s silence in the face of a true genocide being carried out by the Islamic State. “It is genocide—and the world seems largely silent about it,” Graham wrote. “Genocide perpetrated by the Islamic State against Christians, Yazidis, and other religious minorities of Syria and Iraq.”
  • Christians in Todays World

    09/15/2015 10:50:44 PM PDT · by samovar123 · 2 replies
    Christians are under attack. Not for anything that they have done, but simply for being Christians. The past few years have seen a marked increase in the persecution of Christians in every area of the Middle East, and Africa. There are millions of Christians facing harassment, discrimination, and even death for the religion they have professed for centuries. Christian villages have been a part of the Middle East since the birth of Christ. And now, because of the apathy of the worlds government and media indifference, they are under attack like never before. A report by the Catholic charity Aid...
  • Putin's Holy War vs. Obama's Jihad in Syria

    10/08/2015 2:23:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/8/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Christian Orthodox Church, which holds an important place in an insurgent Russia, has described its government’s fight against the Islamic State and other jihadi opposition groups in Syria as a “holy war.”According to Vsevolod Chaplin, head of the Church’s Public Affairs Department: The fight with terrorism is a holy battle and today our country is perhaps the most active force in the world fighting it. The Russian Federation has made a responsible decision on the use of armed forces to defend the People of Syria from the sorrows caused by the arbitrariness of terrorists. Christians are suffering in the...
  • Mideast Christians beg Western governments to stop aiding the slaughter.

    09/24/2015 6:36:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 23, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    “Wake Up!”: Muslim Persecution of Christians Abetted by the West Mideast Christians beg Western governments to stop aiding the slaughter. September 23, 2015 Raymond Ibrahim    Originally published by the Gatestone Institute.Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Not only is the Islamic State (IS) persecuting Christians but so are the U.S.-supported “rebel” forces, which the Obama administration assures are “moderate.”  According to a recent NPR report, “With backing from U.S. allies, like Turkey and Saudi Arabia, this [U.S. supported] rebel coalition fights both the Syrian regime and the so-called Islamic State, or ISIS....
  • The Christian zeal behind Russia’s war in Syria

    10/01/2015 9:28:10 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 47 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | October 1 at 10:27 AM | Ishaan Tharoor
    The Christian zeal behind Russia’s war in Syria By Ishaan Tharoor October 1 at 10:27 AM As the Russian military commenced airstrikes in Syria, another important national institution applauded the intervention. On Wednesday, a statement from the Russian Orthodox Church praised the Russian war effort, describing the mission to fight the jihadists of the Islamic State as a "holy battle." "The fight with terrorism is a holy battle and today our country is perhaps the most active force in the world fighting it," said the head of the church's public affairs department, Vsevolod Chaplin, in a quote reported by Interfax...
  • Genocide of the Christian Martyrs laid bare: Sick ISIS butchers CRUCIFY thousands in Syria

    10/01/2015 8:59:46 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 12 replies
    Express ^ | Sept 29 2015 | CAROLINE WHEELER
    IT WAS only when the gates of the Nazi death camps were thrown open that the industrial scale of Hitler’s killing became known. Western diplomats had received scattered information about Nazi massacres of Jewish people and “undesirables” in occupied Poland and Russia but it was difficult to confirm. Yet just 70 years since the end of the Second World War, a genocide is taking place once again, this time against Christians. Scores have already been murdered by Islamic State and thousands forced to leave ancient Christian communities in northeastern Syria and western Iraq as the extremists demand they either convert...
  • Muslim migrants threw 12 Christians overboard because they were not praying to Allah

    09/20/2015 6:22:46 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 71 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Updated: 10:03 EST, 18 April 2015 | Jay Akbar
    When a rubber dinghy carrying around 100 African refugees across the Mediterranean began to sink, a Nigerian Christian prayed for his life in an innocent act that would end in the deaths of 12 fellow migrants. One of the Muslims on board the rickety craft ordered him to stop, saying: 'Here, we only pray to Allah.' When he refused, a violent fight ensued and 12 Christians drowned when they were thrown overboard by the Muslim refugees. The tragic news comes amid reports that an unprecedented 10,000 refugees fleeing war and persecution in Africa have been rescued by Italian ships in...
  • “Wake Up!”: Muslim Persecution of Christians, July 2015

    09/21/2015 3:33:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 9/21/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Not only is the Islamic State (IS) persecuting Christians but so are the U.S.-supported “rebel” forces, which the Obama administration assures are “moderate.” According to a recent NPR report, “With backing from U.S. allies, like Turkey and Saudi Arabia, this [U.S. supported] rebel coalition fights both the Syrian regime and the so-called Islamic State, or ISIS. But the coalition has extremists in its own ranks who have mistreated Christians and forced them out of their homes”—just as IS has done.In response, Mideast Christian leaders made clear that, far from expecting the West to intervene on their behalf, they merely wish...
  • ISIS Uses Churches as Torture Chambers Where Christians Forced to Convert to Islam or Killed: Report

    09/21/2015 6:19:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    International Business Tines ^ | 9/20/15 | Johnlee Varghese
    Thousands of Christians are being persecuted by the Islamic State (Isis) who use churches as torture chambers where Christians are forced to convert to Islam or are killed, a faith-based human rights group said. The report published in Express.co.uk, noted that a Christian is killed every five minutes in Iraq by Isis and other terror groups. "Islamic State Militants in Iraq are using Christian churches as torture chambers where they force Christians to either convert to Islam or die, " Jim Jacobson, the president of the faith-based human rights group said. Since taking over large swathes of area in Syria...
  • Globalists Who Created Refugee Crisis Now Exploiting It

    09/08/2015 4:18:31 PM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    The New American ^ | Sep 8, 2015 | Alex Newman
    The politicians and establishment figures in the United States and European Union demanding that the West accept millions of Middle Eastern refugees are the same globalists that created the tragic situation in the first place by destroying the countries their victims are fleeing from. Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and beyond all offer plenty of evidence showing that to be the case. The horrific consequences of the globalist establishment's machinations, though — the genocide of Middle Eastern Christians, the emergence of savage terror groups such as the Islamic State (ISIS), the tsunami of refugees right now cascading into Europe, and more...
  • Iraqi Archbishop: ISIS and radical Islamists are targeting Christians for extermination (VIDEO)

    09/05/2015 3:02:06 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 10 replies
    FOX News Network ^ | 9/5/15 | America's News Headquarters
    An Iraqi archbishop is calling on the world to "wake up" and help displaced Iraqi Christians who are seeking asylum. Tens of thousands of Iraqi Christians have been forced from their homes by ISIS, Lauren Green reported today. She said that survivors tell stories of rape, murder and starvation. People who make it to refugee camps live in 3-foot by 6-foot prefabricated homes. Their lives are in limbo as they live without work or income. Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil said that the situation is nothing short of genocide, and he criticized the U.S. government for not offering...
  • POPE WARNS OF "GENOCIDE" AS PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS RISES WORLDWIDE

    07/31/2015 9:20:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Christians may be the most persecuted group in the world, and their persecution is on the rise. As Islamic extremism takes hold and repressive governments step up their campaigns against Christianity, the Pope has been moved to warn of “a form of genocide”, and for campaigners to speak out over “religio-ethnic cleansing.”