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  • Exclusive Video: Veteran Forcibly Dragged from Air Force Ceremony for Mentioning God

    06/20/2016 6:09:18 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 43 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 20 Jun 2016 | Breitbart News
    When a veteran started offering traditional remarks at a military flag-folding ceremony, several uniformed airmen assaulted him, dragging him out of the room because his remarks mentioned God. Now First Liberty Institute lawyers representing retired Senior Master Sergeant Oscar Rodriguez are demanding that the U.S. Air Force apologize and punish those responsible or face a federal civil-rights lawsuit. For countless years, service members have given the “flag-folding speech” at military and civic events, including retirement ceremonies. Traditionally, this speech explains the colors, symbols, and history of the flag. The flag-folding speech also contains several religious references, including, “Let us pray...
  • Veteran Forcibly Dragged from Air Force Ceremony for Mentioning God

    06/20/2016 3:56:19 AM PDT · by Cato in PA · 58 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 6/20/2016 | Breitbart News
    When a veteran started offering traditional remarks at a military flag-folding ceremony, several uniformed airmen assaulted him, dragging him out of the room because his remarks mentioned God. Now First Liberty Institute lawyers representing retired Senior Master Sergeant Oscar Rodriguez are demanding that the U.S. Air Force apologize and punish those responsible or face a federal civil-rights lawsuit.
  • Christians Live in Fear, Hide Faith In Migrant Camps

    06/15/2016 9:58:24 AM PDT · by orchestra · 4 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 6/15/2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    Christians in migrant camps in Germany say they are forced to hide their faith from Muslim migrants who threaten and abuse them.
  • Elderly Christian woman stripped naked and paraded through streets by mob

    05/26/2016 6:09:54 AM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
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  • The Jihad on Christian Church Tents

    05/25/2016 4:54:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 5-25-16 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Jihad on Christian Church Tents It’s not enough to ban, bomb, and burn church buildings. May 25, 2016 Raymond Ibrahim    Note: Raymond Ibrahim was interviewed about this article on Ave Maria Radio’s “Kresta in the Afternoon.”Originally published by the Gatestone Institute.Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.A Christian church in Egypt was recently torched to the ground.  According to a statement by the Coptic Christian diocese in Minya, Upper Egypt: “The Virgin Mary Church in Ismailiyah, which is about four miles north of Minya, was exposed to an attack by some extremists who set fire...
  • 40,000 Christians Persecuted By Muslims In Germany

    05/21/2016 1:24:25 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 10, 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    A new study shows that potentially thousands of Christians have been attacked and harassed in German migrant homes by Muslim guards and fellow migrants. Multiple human rights organizations are warning the German government of the conditions that Christians in asylum homes are being subjected to. One organization in particular has chronicled 231 specific cases of the harassment of Christians by Muslim migrants and Muslim security guards in asylum homes. Open Doors is a humanitarian relief organization that specializes in helping Christians who are persecuted worldwide. Markus Rode, a member of the group, said that the study is only “the tip...
  • Francis to Hold Unprecedented Meeting with Top Sunni Muslim Leader

    05/20/2016 6:51:47 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 57 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 5/20/16 | Staff Reporter
    The Pope will receive the highest authority in Sunni Islam at the Vatican on MondayPope Francis will receive the highest authority in Sunni Islam in an unprecedented meeting at the Vatican on Monday. The meeting between Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, grand imam of al-Azhar, Cairo, and Pope Francis was revealed by Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi. Fr Lombardi said: “This audience is being prepared and has been scheduled for Monday. It will be a first.” Al-Tayeb suspended dialogue with the Holy See on behalf of Al-Azhar University in 2011. Benedict XVI had called for the protection of Christian minorities following a...
  • CBS: Religious Freedom a 'License to Discriminate' for 'Extreme' Christians

    05/17/2016 12:55:08 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | May 16, 2016 | Kyle Drennen
    In a slanted hit piece against religious freedom laws for CBS Sunday Morning, correspondent Mark Strassmann proclaimed: "North Carolina's public bathrooms are the new frontier in American civil rights law....Just since the beginning of this year, lawmakers in 34 states have proposed so-called 'bathroom' bills and 'religious freedom' laws that, critics say, target gay, lesbian and transgender people."The reporter argued that the source of such supposed discrimination was signed into law decades earlier: "These state actions descend from a little-known bipartisan bill signed into law by President Clinton back in 1993....The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA, prohibited the government...
  • Christian Refugees Forced to Participate in Islamic Prayers

    05/11/2016 5:33:00 AM PDT · by detective · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 11, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Christian asylum-seekers in Germany are regularly bullied, beaten and forced to participate in Muslim prayer services, according to a report released this week. There are currently more than one million migrants and refugees living in Germany, the vast majority of whom are Muslims. The new report, titled “Religiously motivated attacks on Christian refugees in Germany” was prepared by the humanitarian relief organization Open Doors, and documents a sharp increase in aggression and violence towards Christians in the refugee centers.
  • Muslims threaten Christian refugees for not taking part in Islamic prayers (Germany)

    05/09/2016 6:32:19 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 18 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 5/9/16 | Robert Spencer
    What do you think are the chances that these Muslim “refugees” will become loyal, hard-working, patriotic German citizens? “Non-Muslim refugees at mercy of other migrants, German group warns,” DPA Berlin (dpa) – German refugee centres are not offering adequate protection for members of minority faiths, especially converts from Islam to Christianity, according to study published Monday by the Christian organization Open Doors Germany. A report from the international mission, which was set up to support persecuted Christians around the world, said half of the 231 Christian refugees questioned in its survey reported being disadvantaged or bullied by Muslim migrants or...
  • 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...