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  • 60,000 American Christians Gather in Streets to Protest Islamic Persecution of Christians

    04/28/2016 5:41:24 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 9 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 4/27/2016 | Tim Brown
    Many Christians have had it with the total disregard of the current administration concerning Islamic persecution of Christians, and they are taking to the streets in droves in California and Idaho. On Sunday, a crowd of nearly 60,000 people gathered around the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles and protested. The Christian Post reports: Tens of thousands of Armenian Christians gathered in California and Idaho Sunday, calling for justice, on the 101st anniversary of the Armenian genocide, which President Barack Obama chose to call "mass atrocities." Some in the crowd of about 60,000 that rallied at the Turkish Consulate on Wilshire...
  • How Islam Erased Christianity from History

    04/25/2016 5:32:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/25/16 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Christianity is demonized and its history distorted by its usurping enemies: in the West, by a host of "isms"--including leftism, moral relativism, and multiculturalism--and in the Middle East, by Islam While Christianity continues to be physically erased from the Middle East, lesser known is that its historical role and presence is also being expunged from memory. Last month a video emerged showing Islamic State members tossing hundreds of Christian textbooks, many of them emblazoned with crosses, into a large bonfire. As one report put it, ISIS was “burning Christian textbooks in an attempt to erase all traces of” Christianity from...
  • Wisconsin school officials try to physically block ‘Jesus lunch’ served by moms off school grounds

    04/18/2016 12:03:47 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 51 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/18/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Little dictators vs. people who know their rights. You’re the superintendent of an entire school district, so what more important thing do you have to do but wander into a park and make darn sure that moms serving a free “Jesus lunch” to kids - who show up for it voluntarily - cease and desist immediately? If you’re Don Johnson of the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School district, it’s your top priority. One thing you cannot have is 500 students getting free home-cooked lunches and hearing about Jesus. Fortunately, most bullies on taxpayer-funded salaries can only succeed at their quest because...
  • WHY TURKEY'S SEIZURE OF CHURCHES IS DEEPLY TROUBLING

    04/20/2016 4:59:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 19, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    You don't need to have "Istanbul, Not Constantinople" memorized to know that Turkey is a Muslim country built by Muslim colonists and settlers on the back of a Christian civilization. Some of its mosques used to be churches. And quite a few Muslims in Turkey would like to turn all the remaining churches into mosques ... Unlike the state-funded mosques, Turkey’s ancient church buildings – some of which pre-date Islam – have been managed, historically, by church foundations. ... While Obama welcomes Erdogan's megamosque in America, Christians have trouble with churches in Turkey. But Obama instead lobbies Greece to make...
  • 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...
  • Pastors feel exposed without religious freedom law

    04/04/2016 7:16:32 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 38 replies
    Dalton Daily Citizen ^ | 3/4/16 | Jill Nolin
    ATLANTA — The Rev. Wayne Cofield says he’ll sit in a jail cell before he presides over a same-sex wedding. He would rather have the state’s legal protection in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that gays and lesbians can marry. But, he said, he will follow his convictions. “I would never — no matter what it cost — perform a same-sex marriage. Never,” said Cofield, pastor at Whitfield Baptist Church in Dalton. While it seems unlikely that Cofield will end up in handcuffs — or that a gay couple would ask him to officiate at their wedding —...
  • Five Sure Signs That America Has Gone Mad

    03/31/2016 12:13:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/31/2016 | Michael Brown
    If you needed proof that America has lost it corporate mind, here are 5 compelling examples. 1. In New York City, Cooper Union College has decided to remove all “gender markings” from its bathrooms. As reported by The Guardian, “Last fall, the oldest building on the Cooper Union campus underwent a sudden renovation. A group of students, agitating for their transgender classmates, stripped the words ‘men’ and ‘women’ off the doors of the Foundation Building’s restrooms.” But rather than discipline the unruly students, “the Cooper Union administration this month moved to remove the gender designations from all the bathrooms on...
  • Bible charity vows to continue translation work after murders of four employees

    03/30/2016 10:18:36 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/30/2016 | Perry Chiaramonte
    The murders of four translators working to bring the Bible to obscure languages in the Middle East earlier this month won't stop the charity behind the effort from its work, officials said. The four unidentified translators, who worked secretly for Wycliffe Associates, a Florida non-profit dedicated to bringing the gospel to hundreds of obscure languages, were killed by suspected Islamist militants at an undisclosed location,Wycliffe officials said in a statement. “They shot and destroyed all the equipment in the office,” read the statement. “The invaders burned all the books and other translation materials in the office." The work is so...
  • Blasphemy cases rise in Egypt and Christians bear the brunt

    03/25/2016 6:02:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2016 4:10 AM EDT | Maggie Michael
    In the video, the Egyptian Christian teens laugh playfully as a couple of them kneel down, imitating Muslim prayers, then another slides his hand under one boy’s neck, imitating the trademark beheadings of the Islamic State group. The boys were playing around, satirizing the extremist group, and their school supervisor just happened to be videoing them, their defenders say. The result has been catastrophic: they were sentenced to prison under Egypt’s blasphemy laws — they were mocking Muslim prayers, prosecutors said — and have fled into hiding, leaving behind shattered families. […] … Two years ago, the military ousted the...
  • Judge bans a British father from taking his son to church... because his mother is a Muslim

    03/27/2016 1:08:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | March 25, 2016 | Olga Craig for The Mail on Sunday
    A British father has been banned from taking his son to a church after the boy's Muslim mother won a controversial court order preventing the boy from attending. The father – a non-practising Muslim who has forged close connections to his local Christian community and is divorced from the boy's mother – has been warned that he could be denied access to the nine-year-old if he attempts to take him to church or to a leisure centre it runs. Now the father, who was born in the UK to Pakistani parents, is challenging the ruling made by District Judge Williscroft...
  • 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.
  • Christian Hacked to Death in Bangladesh

    03/24/2016 2:15:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    UCA News ^ | March 23, 2016
    Killing resembles recent attacks on religious minorities, police sayPolice are hunting for the killers of a Christian man hacked to death in northwestern Bangladesh on March 22. The murder was the latest in a series of attacks on religious minorities in the Muslim-majority country. Three attackers rode up on motorbikes and repeatedly stabbed Hossain Ali, 68, while he was taking a regular morning walk in Kurigram district. They then fled after detonating two small homemade bombs as local people tried to help the victim, police said. Ali, a retired Family Planning Department official, also fought against Pakistani troops in Bangladesh's...
  • Christian pastor arrested and detained in Cuba, hours before Obama's state visit

    03/21/2016 2:25:15 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 3/20/16 | Carey Lodge
    A prominent pastor and religious freedom activist was arrested on Sunday in Cuba, hours before President Barack Obama arrived in the country for his official state visit. Rev Mario Felix Lleonart Barroso's home and church were surrounded by police and state security agents early in the morning on March 20, he told Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) ahead of his arrest.
  • ISIS's slaughter of innocent Christians is officially declared a genocide by U.S.(truncated)

    03/17/2016 8:35:19 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 36 replies
    dailmail.co.uk ^ | 03/17/2016 | Francesca Chambers, White House Correspondent For Dailymail.com
    Secretary of State John Kerry formally declared ISIS' slaughter of Christians, Yazidis and Shia Muslims in Iraq and Syria a genocide this morning, following in the footsteps of Congress and the European Parliament.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Pope Francis Condemns "Diabolical" Attack on Missionaries of Charity in Yemen

    03/05/2016 5:37:48 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 22 replies
    March 5, 2016
    (Mother Teresa's missionary order) VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis was “shocked and profoundly saddened” by the murder of four Missionaries of Charity and 12 other people at a home for the elderly in Aden, Yemen. Gunmen entered the building on Friday and went room to room, handcuffing victims before shooting them in the head. A message signed by the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, said the Holy Father “sends the assurance of his prayers for the dead and his spiritual closeness to their families and to all affected from this act of senseless and diabolical violence.” The message...
  • Christian Converts Flee German Asylum Centres After Muslim Intimidation

    02/25/2016 12:08:52 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 25 Feb 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    Christian converts are being expelled from an asylum home in Berlin according to Junge Freiheit. Six Iranian Christians who were former Muslims themselves have fled the centre fearing for their safety and their lives. The incidents all occurred at a centre for migrants seeking asylum near the Tempelhof airport in the German capital.
  • 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,...
  • Tenn. Parents Combat 'Islamic Indoctrination' of Students

    01/30/2016 2:17:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    MRC TV ^ | January 28, 2016 12:56pm ET | Nick Kangadis
    Last month, a town hall was held in Brentwood, Tenn., to discuss Islam in schools. The crowded town hall was filled with concerned parents questioning the motives of the seventh grade textbook in question. Complaints ranged from the textbook's clear bias toward Islam to possible "indoctrination" of the impressionable minds of young students. Some parents also complained about "supplementary" material supplied by the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). [...] On Jan. 20, Tennessee state legislators Rep. Matthew Hill (R-Jonesborough), Rep. Timothy Hill (R-Blountville) and Rep. Micah Van Huss (R-Johnson City) introduced legislation "to officially stop Islamic religious indoctrination in Tennessee...
  • Lawsuit: Public school forced my child to convert to Islam

    01/30/2016 4:17:34 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/30/16 | Todd Starnes
    A public high school has been accused of radical Islamic indoctrination by forcing children to profess the Muslim statement of faith, ordering them to memorize the Five Pillars of Islam and teaching that the faith of a Muslim is stronger than the average Christian, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. Thomas More Law Center filed the lawsuit on behalf of John and Melissa Wood. They accuse La Plata High School in Maryland of subjecting their teenage daughter to Islamic indoctrination and propaganda. And when Mr. Wood complained – the school banned him from campus. Defendants forced Wood’s daughter to...
  • High School punishes Christian student for refusing to profess faith in Islam [1 John 2]

    01/30/2016 9:53:05 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 24 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 1/30/2016 | Shoebat Foundation
    A public high school has been accused of radical Islamic indoctrination by forcing non-Muslim children to profess the Muslim statement of faith (the same statement used to convert people to Islam), ordering them to memorize the Five Pillars of Islam and teaching that the faith of a Muslim is stronger than the average Christian, according to a federal lawsuit just filed. A Maryland high school punished a student for refusing to profess faith in Islam, gave her failing grades for a series of assignments that violated her Christian beliefs then threatened her father with arrest for complaining, a federal lawsuit...
  • Christian Persecution Reaches Global Historic High, Thanks to Rise of Radical Islam

    01/14/2016 12:00:01 PM PST · by detective · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Jan 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Christian persecution is at an historic high thanks to global rise of religious fundamentalism, most notably by radical Islam, Christian charity Open Doors has found. Persecution has seen the biggest rise in countries such as Pakistan and Eritrea where radical Islam is on the rise, but North Korea still tops the list with its systematic oppression of Christians. More than 100 million Christians are being persecuted globally, according to the 2016 Open Doors World Watch List, and more than 80 percent of that persecution is down to religious fundamentalism of some kind.
  • 2015 Deadliest Year for Christians Worldwide, Open Doors' World Watch List Finds

    01/13/2016 3:49:43 PM PST · by detective · 2 replies
    Christian Post ^ | January 13, 2016 | Samuel Smith
    The Christian persecution watchdog group Open Doors has released its annual list of countries where Christians face the greatest persecution and found that it has reached unprecedented levels worldwide as over 7,000 Christians were killed for their faith between Nov. 1, 2014, and Oct. 31, 2015. Although the California-based ministry, which works in over 60 countries, stated last January that 2014 was the worst year for Christian persecution than any other time in modern history, the organization said during the rollout of its 2016 World Watch List that 2015 surpassed 2014 as the deadliest year for Christians worldwide.
  • 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...
  • U.S. Christian Groups Support Muslim Refugees, Ignore Persecuted Christians

    01/05/2016 4:53:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 4, 2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    U.S. Christian Groups Support Muslim Refugees, Ignore Persecuted Christians If this is how influential Christian groups behave, is there any wonder at the Obama administration's pro-Muslim, anti-Christian biases? January 4, 2016 Raymond Ibrahim Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom CenterAccording to recently released figures from the State Dept., the United States has let in a miniscule number of Christian refugees from Syria -- only 34 -- during the four years since the Islamic State began its campaign of mass slaughter. Put differently, although Christians amount for 10 percent of Syria's population--and so should at...
  • European Parliament President Says “Christians Are Not Safe” in Europe

    12/07/2015 2:24:55 PM PST · by detective · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | December 7, 2015 | Warren Mass
    Speaking at a meeting discussing religious persecution held by the Open Doors organization in Brussels on December 2, European Parliament President Martin Schulz said that "Christians are not safe" on the European continent. During his talk, Schulz said that the persecution of Christians is "undervalued" and does not receive enough attention and, consequentially, it "hasn't been properly addressed." Schulz continued, 'It should shake us up that on our continent, Christians are not safe."
  • One of the Victims of the San Bernardino Shooting Fled Christian Persecution in Iran

    12/04/2015 1:47:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    Bennetta Betbadal, one of the 14 people killed in the San Bernardino shooting fled Islamic radicalism and Christian persecution in her home country of Iran. The two shooters in Wednesday's attack, husband and wife pair Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, are suspected of being radical Islamists and had known contacts with FBI international terrorism suspects. Betbadal and her husband, who are Roman Catholics, were married in 1997 and had three children. The family released a statement calling her death an "ultimate irony" as she had fled to the U.S. as a teen to be safe from violent extremism. Family...
  • 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.
  • Refugee ‘Religious Test’ ... Federal Law Requires It

    11/18/2015 9:01:14 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 11.18.15 | by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    Under federal law, the executive branch is expressly required to take religion into account in determining who is granted asylum. Under the provision governing asylum (section 1158 of Title 8, U.S. Code), an alien applying for admission must establish that ... religion... was or will be at least one central reason for persecuting the applicant. Moreover, to qualify for asylum in the United States, the applicant must be a 'refugee' as defined by federal law. That definition (set forth in Section 1101(a)(42)(A) of Title , U.S. Code) also requires the executive branch to take account of the alien's religion: The...
  • ISIS Genocide Victims Do Not Include Christians, the State Department Is Poised to Rule

    11/16/2015 7:22:32 PM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | November 13, 2015 | Nina Shea
    A report by a renowned journalist states that Christians are to be excluded from an impending official United States government declaration of ISIS genocide. If true, it would reflect a familiar pattern within the administration of a politically correct bias that views Christians - even non-Western congregations such as those in Iraq and Syria - never as victims but always as Inquisition-style oppressors. (That a State Department genocide designation for ISIS may be imminent was acknowledged last week in congressional testimony, by Ambassador Anne Patterson, the assistant secretary of the State Department’s Near East Bureau.)
  • Atheist: Okay to Disparage Christians, But Islam Off-Limits Because of ‘Fear’

    11/01/2015 7:25:47 PM PST · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    cns ^ | october 30, 2015 | penny starr
    An atheist professor said Tuesday that it's acceptable to criticize Christians but not Muslims, because he does not "fear" retaliation from Christians. "I know what keeps me from critiquing Islam on my blog is just fear," Phil Zuckerman said at a discussion on religious liberty at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. "I've got three kids. "So I know I can say anything about Christianity or Mormonism, and I'm not living in fear, which is a testament to Christianity and Mormonism, and that's wonderful. Thank you," said Zuckerman, who is a self-described atheist and professor of secular studies at Pitzer College...
  • Billy Graham's Warning to American Churches: 'Prepare for Persecution'

    11/01/2015 5:59:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/31/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    The Rev. Billy Graham has issued a written warning to America's churches: "Prepare for persecution." The renowned preacher and founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association penned a commentary that was posted on his website last week and is slated to appear in the November edition of Decision magazine. In the magazine, Graham notes that the American church has been largely unfamiliar with persecution, writing that this "immunity to persecution that Christians in our country have experienced in the past two or three centuries is unusual." "As a whole, our nation does not know what privation is. We do not...
  • 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 ...
  • Indonesia's Aceh Province Tears Down Churches After Religious Violence

    10/20/2015 8:22:06 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/19/15 | Kanupriya Kapoor
    Authorities in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province on Monday began tearing down several small Christian churches after hardline Muslims demanded their closure, citing a lack of building permits, and following religious violence. Tensions are high among the ethnically and religiously diverse population of Aceh Singkil, where last week a mob burned down a church, leaving one person dead and forcing thousands of Christians to flee the area. Armed police and military troops have been deployed to the area and evacuees have returned. Indonesia has the world's largest Muslim population and the vast majority of its citizens practice a moderate form of...
  • 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...
  • U.S. LEADERSHIP USHERS NEW AGE OF CHRISTIAN MARTYRDOM

    10/13/2015 7:59:03 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 17 replies
    FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE ^ | OCT 13, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    U.S. LEADERSHIP USHERS NEW AGE OF CHRISTIAN MARTYRDOM Twelve Christians are publicly raped, beheaded, and crucified for refusing to renounce Christ in Syria. October 13, 2015 Raymond Ibrahim Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Originally published by the Gatestone Institute. 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...
  • 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...
  • Franklin Graham: World silent on Christian genocide

    10/12/2015 8:52:49 PM PDT · by amorphous · 21 replies
    WND ^ | 12 Oct 2015
    Franklin Graham, the chief of both Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is raising the question about why the world is silent while ISIS carries out genocide against Christians. “It is genocide,” he wrote on Monday in a post on Facebook on a topic he has previously addressed. “And the world seems largely silent about it.” He continued, “Genocide perpetrated by the Islamic State against Christians, Yazidis, and other religious minorities of Syria and Iraq. And their methods are unimaginably cruel and heinous. Just a few days ago it was revealed that three Assyrian Christians were executed on...
  • CNN’s Progressive Lesbian Talking Head, Sally Kohn, Just Compared American Christians To…

    10/10/2015 3:02:19 PM PDT · by 100American · 48 replies
    One would think that after the Roseburg, Oregon, shooting in which a deranged Christophobe brutally murdered nine people for being Christians, liberals would curb their Christophobic hate — at least for a little while. One would be wrong, however, as some have continued their descent into weapons-grade stupid. On Friday, CNN contributor Sally Kohn proved once again that liberalism is an ideology of anti-Christian rage and hate with a maddening tweet comparing U.S. Christians to members of the Muslim Brotherhood:
  • 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...
  • China Announces Further Crackdowns on Christian Churches

    10/12/2015 4:59:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/11/15 | Thomas D. Williams
    In the lead-up to a major summit on religion, the Chinese Communist party is preparing intensified restrictions on Christian churches, according to the Party’s official newspaper on religious issues, Zhongguo Mingzu Bao. This latest announcement follows on a series of government measures meant to intimidate Chinese Christians, such as arbitrary detention of Christian clergy and the closing of churches. According to a Reuters report, under President Xi Jinping, China is conducting the worst domestic crackdown on human rights in two decades and much of this is against Christians. Nearly 1,000 rights activists were detained last year alone—almost as many as...
  • 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...
  • The Persecution of Christians in a German Refugee Camp

    10/11/2015 7:42:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 10/11/15 | Baron Bodissey
    The following account of Muslim persecution of Christians in a Berlin refugee camp was published in Pro-Medienmagazin. Many thanks to Nash Montana for the translation: Christian Refugee: “Germany is like Iran”Christian refugees are harassed and threatened in asylum camps. Many of them are therefore very disappointed of Germany, one man tried to kill himself. A Berlin priest wants to help, but the authorities’ walls are up.Elia Ali Reza fled to Germany because when he converted to Christianity in his home country, he was threatened with death. Arriving in Germany, he had to flee again — from one refugee camp in...
  • Russia Declares ‘Holy War’ on Islamic State

    10/06/2015 7:29:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 10/6/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Orthodox Christian Church, which is reclaiming its traditional role in post-Soviet Russia, has described its government’s fight against the Islamic State and other jihadi 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 region...
  • Poll: Should Christians Arm Themselves?

    10/05/2015 5:33:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to the pollSome people seems to think that Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey of Tennessee said something controversial when he suggested that these are troubled times; that Christians are under attack, and that it would be wise for Christians to obtain a concealed carry permit and be willing to defend themselves.  From the timesfreepress.com:“Whether the perpetrators are motivated by aggressive secularism, jihadist extremism or racial supremacy, their targets remain the same: Christians and defenders of the West,” he wrote.“While this is not the time for widespread panic,” Ramsey added, “it is a time to prepare. I would encourage my fellow...
  • 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...