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  • Iranian Christian to Have Lips Burnt for Eating During Ramadan

    07/23/2014 7:03:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 7/24/2014, 4:43 AM | Elad Benari
    An Iranian judge sentenced a Christian man to have his lips burnt with a cigarette for eating during the day in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, The Daily Mail reported. The barbaric punishment was carried out in public in a square in the city of Kermanshah. Five other Muslim men were also flogged in public with 70 lashes for not fasting during Ramadan, the city’s deputy governor Ali Ashraf Karami said. […] At least 49 Christians were among 307 religious minorities being held in Iranian jails as of January 2014, noted the UN, which also criticized the regime for...
  • Muslims Declare War Against Catholicism, And Attack Priests And Monks...

    07/21/2014 6:35:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 7/21/2014 | Theodore Shoebat and Walid Shoebat
    Muslims in Iraq have declared war against Catholicism, attacking monks and priests and forcing them to leave immediately. They forced monks and priests to leave the beautiful monastery of Deir Behnam. The history of the monastery of Deir Behnam goes back to the fourth century AD and is associated with the story of the Assyrian Prince Sennacherib II who built it after converting to Christianity with his sister Sarah and forty of his followers at the hands of St. Matthew.It was built by the Assyrian king Sennacherib II as penance for killing his son, Behnan. Today, the fate of St....
  • ISIL Spearheads Worldwide War On Christians

    07/22/2014 8:24:29 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | July 22, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: The fanatical Islamist group torches an 1,800-year-old church built before the founding of Islam and forces the Christian residents of Mosul to convert, pay a tax, leave or face execution. This is what the West faces. 'From Boston to Zanzibar, there's a worldwide war on Christianity," Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul said at the Values Voters Summit last October, an annual conservative gathering. The number and intensity of attacks was so great, he said, that it's "almost as if we lived in the Middle Ages." That was an era when the swords of Islam had conquered much...
  • ISIS Torches 1,800-Year-Old Church in Mosul; Priest Says City Is 'Now Empty of Christians'

    07/22/2014 6:02:14 AM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    chistian Post ^ | July 21, 2014 | LEONARDO BLAIR
    (Photo: Shoebat.com)An 1,800-year-old church being burnt to the ground in Mosul, Iraq. Members of the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) reportedly torched a 1,800 year-old Catholic Church in Mosul, Iraq and have effectively left that city "empty of Christians" as believers fled the area in fear of their lives, according to Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako.Sources told Shoebat that the ISIS group in Mosul called "Daash" completely burned the Syriac Catholic Diocese and its contents in Mosul. A Chaldean, Syriac and Assyrian Website released photos of the church in flames Saturday.Free Sign Up CP Newsletter! RelatedISIL Members...
  • ‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians (leave money, gold, jewelry)

    07/21/2014 1:51:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 21, 2014 | Diogenes
    Following an ultimatum from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to leave Mosul, convert to Islam, or be killed, the city’s remaining Christians left for other parts of Iraq. ISIL, the jihadist group that controls large sections of Syria and Iraq, confiscated the Christians’ possessions as they departed from Iraq’s 2nd-largest city. “The heinous crime of the Islamic State was carried out not just against Christians, but against humanity,” said Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako, the head of the Chaldean Catholic Church, as quoted by the Reuters news agency. In an urgent appeal, the Iraqi Patriarch reported...
  • Iraq's second city "free of Christians" (Ethnic Cleansing)

    07/21/2014 5:10:32 AM PDT · by xzins · 42 replies
    CBN ^ | 20 Jul 14 | Stan Jeter
    Christians have fled en masse from Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, abandoning communities that date back to the first centuries of Christianity. Islamic extremists who now control the city gave Christians until midday Saturday to convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death. According to MidEast Christian News, the IS rulers ordered hospitals to dismiss Christian doctors and female employees. The report says extremists also marked the houses of Christians as "Property of the Islamic State". By the time the deadline imposed by the Islamic State expired, most Christians were gone. Mosul, where Christianity has existed for nearly 2,000 years,...
  • Christians Are Extremists Like al-Qaeda, U.S. Army Taught Troops

    04/09/2013 8:39:01 AM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    New American ^ | Monday, 08 April 2013 09:48 | Alex Newman
    Monday, 08 April 2013 09:48 Christians Are Extremists Like al-Qaeda, U.S. Army Taught Troops Written by Alex Newman The Obama administration’s Department of Defense was caught training U.S. troops that Catholics, orthodox Jews, and evangelical Christians are to be considered “religious extremists,” even equating the major religions representing more than half of Americans with truly violent groups such as al-Qaeda, the Ku Klux Klan, and Hamas. After the explosive revelations hit the headlines, outrage promptly ensued. Now, critics are calling for an immediate public apology to the soldiers exposed to the hateful propaganda, as well as to the Christian and...
  • PENTAGON TAPS ANTI-CHRISTIAN EXTREMIST FOR RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE POLICY

    04/30/2013 7:27:17 AM PDT · by Linda Frances · 46 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | April 28, 2013 | Ken Klukowski
    “Today, we face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation’s armed forces.”
  • This Is What Intolerance Smells Like

    05/01/2013 1:24:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 91 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2013 | Susan Stamper Brown
    President Obama's new "religious tolerance" consultant to the Pentagon, Mikey Weinstein, wants Christian military service members who openly talk about their faith in uniform to be charged with treason, which is a crime punishable by death according to military law. By employing his consulting services, and as Commander-in-Chief, President Obama is effectively endorsing Weinstein's recently voiced and written views such as: "Today, we face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized [sic] and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation's armed forces." Weinstein's inflamed word picture helps...
  • Pentagon: Religious Proselytizing is Not Permitted (Court Martials?)

    04/30/2013 3:33:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | April 30, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Religious liberty groups have grave concerns after they learned the Pentagon is vetting its guide on religious tolerance with a group that compared Christian evangelism to “rape” and advocated that military personnel who proselytize should be court martialed. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is calling on the Air Force to enforce a regulation that they believe calls for the court martial of any service member caught proselytizing. President Mikey Weinstein and others from his organization met privately with Pentagon officials on April 23. He said U.S. troops who proselytize are guilty of sedition and treason and should be punished –...
  • Religious Groups Fear Christian Purge From Military

    04/30/2013 3:53:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 59 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4/30/2013 | Todd Starnes
    Religious liberty groups have grave concerns after they learned the Pentagon is vetting its guide on religious tolerance with a group that compared Christian evangelism to “rape” and advocated that military personnel who proselytize should be court martialed. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is calling on the Air Force to enforce a regulation that they believe calls for the court martial of any service member caught proselytizing. President Mikey Weinstein and others from his organization met privately with Pentagon officials on April 23. He said U.S. troops who proselytize are guilty of sedition and treason and should be punished –...
  • Pentagon Grilled About Christians in Military

    04/12/2013 2:50:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | April 12, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Is the Pentagon discriminating against Christians? Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) said he’s been monitoring a steady stream of religious discrimination complaints over the past four years from Christian soldiers. “It’s been a steady attack on faith and religious freedom that we’ve seen in our military like we’ve never seen before,” Forbes told Fox News. “We are getting a lot of calls from soldiers saying ‘we’re afraid of going to church, we’re afraid to be seen praying, we’re afraid that would hurt our careers, our promotions.’” Forbes grilled Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel about religious liberty issues during a House Armed Services...
  • Obama’s Soldiers for Secularism

    04/10/2013 4:31:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 4.10.13 | GEORGE NEUMAYR
    Defense Department materials classifying Christians as extremists reflect the ideology of the boss. Whoever put together the recently reported Defense Department materials classifying Catholics and Evangelicals as extremists can be excused for simply reflecting, if a bit overenthusiastically, the ideology of the boss. Obama’s anti-Christian secularism is the order of the day. Why wouldn’t that philosophy seep into DOD materials? The military is dismissing this slide show for a U.S. Army Reserve presentation, which placed the Catholic Church in the same category as al Qaeda, as an isolated incident. An Army spokesman told the press it “was produced by an...
  • Again: US Army Officer Describes Mainstream Christian Groups as Extremists

    04/10/2013 11:54:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    pj tattler ^ | 4/10/13 | Bryan Preston
    Last week we reported on the Army EEO briefing that described evangelical Christians and Catholics as “extremists” alongside the likes of the KKK and al Qaeda. That incident occurred in Pennsylvania. Today, Todd Starnes reports that an Army officer at Ft. Campbell, KY sent an email to subordinates using similar descriptions and epithets. “Just want to ensure everyone is somewhat educated on some of the groups out there that do not share our Army Values,” read an email from LTC Jack Rich to three dozen subordinates at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. “When we see behaviors that are inconsistent with Army...
  • Colo. Sheriff Alleges Shock Training to TheBlaze: DHS-Bound Official Warned Against ‘Christians

    04/09/2013 2:50:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/9/13 | Billy Hallowell
    This weekend, an email written by Ron Trowbridge, the undersheriff of Prowers County, Colorado, started sweeping some of the viral corners of the internet. It alleges that a Colorado State Police training encouraged law enforcement officials to look at Bible-believing Christians with intense skepticism. At first glance, the startling allegations in the letter, which was first posted on the conservative site Red Statements, were seemingly unbelievable. But TheBlaze reached out to Trowbridge to confirm that he wrote the note and to speak further about its contents. In sum, the undersheriff said that he, indeed, wrote it and that the version...
  • As Christians Are Massacred in Iraq, Laid-Back Obama Maintains His Shameful Silence

    07/19/2014 12:25:17 PM PDT · by kristinn · 24 replies
    The Spectator (UK) ^ | Saturday, July 19, 2014 | Damian Thompson
    Christians in Mosul have been offered three choices by ISIS: 1. Convert to Islam. 2. Pay the ‘jizya’ tax that renders them dhimmis – i.e., second-class citizens granted limited protection if they hand over half an ounce of pure gold. 3. Death by the sword. They had until noon today to make up their minds. Bit of a no-brainer, really. Mosul’s Christians – Catholics and Orthodox who until this month had celebrated Mass in the city every Sunday for 1,600 years – are fleeing for safety. Perhaps, by the time you read this, Barack Obama – a weekly worshipper at...
  • Iraqi Patriarch: For the first time in the history of Iraq, Mosul is now empty of Christians

    07/19/2014 7:21:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Radio Vaticana ^ | 7/19/2014
    The last Christian families still present in Mosul are leaving the city and are heading towards Iraqi Kurdistan. The exodus was caused by the proclamation on Thursday by the self-proclaimed Islamic Caliphate that Christians must pay a special tax or be killed. Islamists have for the past two days been marking the doors of homes belonging to Christians and Shia Muslims living in the city. “For the first time in the history of Iraq, Mosul is now empty of Christians,” said Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako in an interview with the AFP news agency. The Patriarch said as late as last...
  • The last Christian families leave Mosul

    07/18/2014 3:32:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 7/18/2014
    Mosul (Agenzia Fides) - The last Christian families still present in Mosul are leaving the city and are heading towards Erbil, Dohuk and other areas of Iraqi Kurdistan which are considered safer. This is confirmed by sources of the local Chaldean community to Fides Agency. The new exodus has accelerated in the past two days, after Sunni insurgents and militants of the Islamic Caliphate began to mark with letters of recognition the homes of Christians and Shiites. As reported by the website www.Ankawa.com, the evacuation of the last Christians is also due to the intensification of the bombing carried out...
  • Obama Administration Suppresses Talk of Muslim Persecution of Christians

    07/17/2014 5:07:32 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 17, 2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Obama Administration Suppresses Talk of Muslim Persecution of ChristiansPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On July 17, 2014 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment Originally published by the Gatestone Institute.Along with an especially egregious list of atrocities committed against Christian minorities throughout the Islamic world, March also saw some callous indifference or worse from the U.S. government.President Barack Hussein Obama was criticized by human rights activists for not addressing the plight of Christians and other minorities during his talks with leaders in Saudi Arabia, where Christianity is banned.According to the Washington-based International Christian Concern (ICC) advocacy group, Obama did not “publicly...
  • Calif. School District Tells Student It Has an 'Obligation' to Censor God in Graduation Speech

    07/15/2014 7:30:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/15/2014 | Katherine Webber
    A California school district has refused to apologize to one of its students for previously banning him from mentioning God in his graduation speech, saying instead that it has an "obligation" to prevent sectarian speeches. Brooks Hamby, the salutatorian of Brawley Union High School in Brawley, California, made national headlines back in June when he ignored his school's attempts at censoring God from his graduation speech, instead giving an inspirational, Christian-oriented speech on the importance of standing up for one's beliefs. Now, one month after the controversial speech went viral online, lawyers for the Brawley Union High School District say...
  • Insurgent Capture Christian Colleges in Ukraine, Missionaries Urge Prayer

    07/11/2014 3:50:01 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies
    gospelherald.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Leah Marieann Klett
    As tensions rise in Eastern Ukraine, Pro-Russian insurgents continue to target Christians, reportedly taking over a Christian University in Donetsk to house insurgents in preparation for war. "They want to accommodate more soldiers, so that place becomes the number one target for the insurgency," Sergey Rakhuba, president of Peter Deyneka Russian Ministries and a former board member of the university told Mission Network News. "If the Ukrainian army attacks, this Christian university would be destroyed." Following a government crackdown on rebel forces, Insurgents were forced to regroup in the city of Donetsk, the regional capital, where they captured Donetsk Christian...
  • Iraq's Beleaguered Christians Make Final Stand on the Mosul Frontline

    07/07/2014 7:20:11 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Some Christian families from Mosul have sought refuge in St Matthew’s Monastery, writes Richard Spencer. Others vow to take a stand against the Islamists - whatever the cost.Captain Firaz Jacob knows he may well be mounting a last stand at the frontiers of the Christian settlement of Bartella on the outskirts of Mosul. Less than a mile down the road are the jihadists of Isis, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, and the portly, middle-aged Mr Jacob is aware that his home-grown militia are outnumbered. “I stand here waiting for my destiny,” he said, as he stood this week...
  • Extremism Fuels Abuse of Christians in Mideast

    07/07/2014 7:14:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 7, 2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Extremism Fuels Abuse of Christians in MideastPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On July 7, 2014 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments Originally published by CNN.com.The world heard of the plight of a Sudanese Christian wife and mother who, while eight months pregnant, was arrested and sentenced to public flogging followed by execution. Her crime? An Islamic court in Khartoum found her guilty of apostasy, that is, leaving Islam and converting to Christianity. It’s a crime punishable by death, according to some interpretations of Islamic law.Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag, 27, who is married to an American, was released,...
  • Iraq's beleaguered Christians make final stand on the Mosul frontline

    06/22/2014 4:18:35 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | June 22, 2014 | Richard Spencer
    Captain Firaz Jacob knows he may well be mounting a last stand at the frontiers of the Christian settlement of Bartella on the outskirts of Mosul. Less than a mile down the road are the jihadists of Isis, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, and the portly, middle-aged Mr Jacob is aware that his home-grown militia are outnumbered.
  • Ted Cruz to Obama: Tell Sudan to Send Meriam Ibrahim, Christian Mother on Death Row, Home

    06/20/2014 9:51:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/20/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, called on President Barack Obama to tell Sudan to free Meriam Ibrahim, the wife of an American citizen sentenced to death for her Christian faith, and her two babies, and let her go home. At the Faith & Freedom Coalition's "Road to Majority 2014" conference Thursday, Cruz got a round of applause after he said, "we need leadership in America. The president of the United States should stand up and speak on Meriam Ibrahim's behalf." Cruz also mentioned Saeed Abedini, an American pastor imprisoned in Iran, and the Obama administration's birth control mandate, in...
  • Muslims Order Christians To Close Down Their Churches, And Say That If They Open Them Up...

    06/20/2014 1:23:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 6/19/2014 | Theodore Shoebat
    Muslims in Nineveh, Iraq, have ordered Christians to keep their churches closed, and told them that if they open their churches, that they will burn them down.According to a native Iraqi pastor, named Majeed, described this destruction of Christian liberty: That they are not allowed to open their churches. And even if they open them they will burn the churches… And also the Christians have been requested — been asked to pay the tax [dhimmi, the tax for non-Muslims under Islamic rule]. …If not, they can leave Nineveh… And if they don’t leave and don’t pay the tax, they should...
  • ISIS to Iraqi Christians: 'Obey, Pay, or Leave'

    06/19/2014 1:24:47 PM PDT · by robowombat · 25 replies
    CBN News Middle East Bureau ^ | Thursday, June 19, 2014 | Chris Mitchell
    ISIS to Iraqi Christians: 'Obey, Pay, or Leave' By Chris Mitchell CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief Thursday, June 19, 2014 BARTILLA, Iraq -- Throughout its Iraq campaign, ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) has targeted Christians. Many fled to the relative safety of Kurdish Iraq, but most still fear the wrath of the world's most brutal jihadist group. Pastor Majeed, CBN News' guide, drove with us toward Nineveh where most of the country's besieged Christians have fled. It wasn't long until we went as far as the Kurdish army, called the Peshmerga, would allow us to go. "So...
  • Are We Willing to Die for the Mass?

    06/19/2014 6:04:16 AM PDT · by EBH · 21 replies
    CNA ^ | 6/18/14 | Chris Stefanick
    In a brief, two-and-a-half minute YouTube video entitled “Mass”, the well-known Catholic public speaker paints a powerful picture of what a privilege it is to attend Mass in freedom and how this can be so easily taken for granted. On one hand, Stefanick recalls a recent text from a friend of his in Irag: “Please pray for our church, where all the people are held captive by terrorists.” A few hours later, another text followed: “Lord have mercy.” Shortly thereafter, everyone in that Catholic Church – men, women and children – were gunned down and killed. On the other hand,...
  • 'My husband told them we were Christians and they shot him in the head...

    06/16/2014 11:04:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 12:50 EST, 16 June 2014 | By Tara Brady and Matthew Blake
    Somali militants who murdered 48 people in a Kenyan village as they watched the World Cup went door to door asking residents if they were Muslim or spoke Somali - and shot them dead if either answer was 'no', witnesses revealed today. The attack on the coastal village of Mpeketoni, about 30-miles southwest of the tourist centre of Lamu, came at the end of a weekend of bloodshed that has exposed the world to the shocking depravity of terrorists, apparently emboldened by each other's acts. Witnesses told how about 30 gunmen - believed to be members of Somali terror group...
  • URGENT PRAYER REQUEST for Fr. Najeeb and Christians of Iraq

    06/12/2014 1:24:18 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 23 replies
    LisaGraas.com ^ | 6/10/14 | Lisa Graas
    The message below was posted nine hours ago on the Facebook page of Province of St. Joseph, Dominican Friars. Please pray. It appears that Fr. Najeeb may have been martyred. ——————– Fr. Legge wrote this morning: Here’s my quick translation of the email message sent early this morning by Fr. Najeeb. Bad news. I write you in a situation of violence in Mosul that is very critical and even apocalyptic. Most of the inhabitants of the city have already abandoned their houses and fled into the villages and are sleeping in the open without anything to eat or drink. Many...
  • ASIA/LAOS – A Christian arrested and mocked by the police because refuses to renounce his faith

    06/03/2014 7:01:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 6/2/2014
    Savannakhet - Five security officers in the village of Loynam, in Nong district in the province of Savannakhet, arrested a Christian man named Sort, they tied him to a pole and then they laughed and kept asking him to give up his Christian faith. The man, who did not give in, is still in prison in Nong. As Fides learns, a year ago, Sort, 40 years old, converted to Christianity, becoming the first Christian in the district of Nong, consisting of about 20 villages. Fearing the spread of Christianity "like a virus", on May 15 the police went to Sort’s...
  • White House spokesman jokes about Islamic attacks on Christian churches in Egypt

    08/22/2013 7:01:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    daily caller ^ | Neil Munro
    The White House’s deputy press secretary today downplayed Muslim attacks on Christians in Egypt, joking about the savagery that has left at least six Christians dead. Press secretary Josh Earnest was asked by Fox News’ correspondent, Ed Henry, if President Barack Obama has a “red line” beyond which he would act against Muslim attacks on Egyptian Christians. “Well, I didn’t bring my red pen out with me today,” Earnest joked. fter making his joke, Earnest said the administration is “outraged… and concerned” about the Muslim attacks on almost 100 churches, monasteries, orphanages and other marked Christian sites. Many Christians’ shops...
  • Dozens killed, including Catholic priest, during Church attack in Central African Republic

    05/31/2014 5:06:51 PM PDT · by narses · 11 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | May 29, 2014
    Muslim rebels attacked a Catholic parish in Bangui, the embattled capital of the Central African Republic, killing as many as 30 people, including the parish priest. The attack took place on Wednesday, when the Seleka rebels stormed the Our Lady of Fatima church compound with gunfire and grenades. Dozens of people, Christian and Muslim alike had taken refuge there to escape the fighting. The archdiocese of Bangui confirmed the death of Paul Emile Nzale. The 76-year-old parish priest. He's the second priest killed in the country this year, as a result of the on-going fighting. Both the Seleka and the...
  • Meriam Ibraham Reportedly to “Be Freed” After Death Sentence for Rejecting Islam (details)

    05/31/2014 4:29:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | May 31, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Multiple international news reports Saturday indicate Meriam Ibrahaim would “be freed” after getting a death sentence from the government of Sudan for rejecting Islam. Meriam gave birth this week to a baby girl named Maya. The decision comes after the Sudanese government faced mounting pressure from the international community over her “barbaric” treatment. However, the London Telegraph newspaper reports “her lawyers say they will not believe it until they see her walk out of prison.”Meriam languishes in a notoriously rank Sudanese prison with her 20-month-old son and her newborn daughter. Hundreds of thousands of people have signed petitions urging Sudan...
  • Canada On Verge of Banning Christians from Professional Life

    05/30/2014 6:29:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 30, 2014 | Lea Singh
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Canada On Verge of Banning Christians from Professional LifePosted By Lea Singh On May 30, 2014 @ 12:15 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments An intense struggle is happening in the realm of professional licensing in Canada. The religious freedom of Christians and others is colliding on a grand scale with the “equality rights” of the LGBTQ identity group, and as the tide turns in favor of equality rights, we are starting to witness socially accepted ostracism of Christians by professional bodies.On April 24th, the law society of Canada’s largest province voted against...
  • Muslim Gunmen Attack Church in CAR

    05/29/2014 12:14:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Voice of America ^ | May 28, 2014
    Muslim rebels have killed at least 11 people seeking refuge in a church in the capital of Central African Republic. Witnesses to the attack Wednesday in Bangui say as many as 30 were killed. They say Muslim gunmen threw grenades and fired bullets into the church compound. It was the worst attack blamed on Muslims since their Seleka rebel group was ousted from power in January. Chaos and violence has run rampant in CAR since Seleka rebels seized power last year. They began looting and killing Christians, who formed a militia that launched reprisals against Muslim civilians. Thousands of Muslims...
  • Muslims Crucify Two Christian Teenagers For Refusing To Convert To Islam

    Muslims in Syria crucified two Christian teenagers for refusing to convert to Islam. The story was reported on a Croatian Catholic website. According to Sister Raghida, former head of the Christian school in Damascus, the Muslims came to the two youths and said: So you want to die as a teacher in whom you trust? Please choose: either to renounce ( faith ) or you will be crucified! One of them was crucified in front of his father, who was afterwards killed. The jihadists entered the city of Maaloula and started killing men, women, and children. They did not just...
  • State Dept. Official: ‘Just Not Accurate’ to Characterize Boko Haram as Muslim

    05/16/2014 11:00:18 AM PDT · by xzins · 62 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 15, 2014 | Bridget Johnson
    A State Department official told a Senate hearing on terrorism in Nigeria this morning that “Boko Haram is trying to portray its philosophy as being a Muslim philosophy, and that’s just not accurate.” Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs Chairman Chris Coons (D-Del.) referenced a hearing that he held two years ago, in which lawmakers learned that Boko Haram was training with Al-Shabaab and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in an area the size of Texas. “The hearing that we conducted two years ago could almost literally be repeated today in terms of ongoing structural challenges that have led...
  • Christians have become the new Jews

    05/19/2014 7:20:49 AM PDT · by trekdown · 9 replies
    opinions 101 ^ | May 10, 2014
    … the first time in millennia, Judaism has lost its title as the world’s most persecuted religion; today, that dubious honor goes to Christianity… We are living through one of the largest persecutions of a religious group in history. Few people realize that we are today living through the largest persecution of Christians in history, worse even than the famous attacks under ancient Roman emperors like Diocletian and Nero.
  • U.S. Becomes Chief Enabler of Christian Persecution

    05/18/2014 5:51:39 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 4 replies
    FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE ^ | 5/16/2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    U.S. BECOMES CHIEF ENABLER OF CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION Posted By Raymond Ibrahim On May 16, 2014 In Daily Mailer,FrontPage Originally published by the Gatestone Institute Human rights organization Open Doors published its 2014 World Watch List in January, highlighting and ranking the top 50 nations that persecute Christians. The overwhelming majority of countries making the list—and nine of the top ten worst offenders—are Muslim, and include nations from among America’s allies (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait) and its contenders (Iran); from among economically rich nations (Qatar) and poor nations (Somalia and Yemen); from among “Islamic republic” nations (Afghanistan), “democracies” (Iraq), and “moderate” nations...
  • U.S. Becomes Chief Enabler of Christian Persecution

    05/14/2014 6:32:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | 5/14/14 | Raymond Ibrahim
    "We are looking for the bishop of this church to slaughter him -- we are tired of the existence of this church near our mosque and the noise they are making." — Church elder quoting Muslims who attacked a priest, Zanzibar."Muslims wanted to punish [him]...because he had recently organised a demonstration against violence in Islam." — Local priest of a murdered Christian, Bangladesh."O people of the Scripture [Christians]. Do not exceed the limits of your religion....Cease! It will be better for you...." — Koran, 4:171, Billboard in Nazareth, Israel.Human rights organization Open Doors published its 2014 World Watch List in...
  • Pregnant Sudan Christian Mother Sentenced to Hang to Death

    05/16/2014 9:20:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2014 | Joanne Moudy
    A 27-year-old pregnant Sudanese mother was sentenced to death by hanging for being a Christian, but not until after she receives a flogging of 100 lashes for committing adultery (with her Christian husband). Dr. Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag was accused of apostasy and adultery earlier this year. According to Reuters, she was arrested and imprisoned in February, along with her 20 month-old son. She was formally charged by the Sudanese government on March 4th. Following her brief trial, she was found guilty of the charges and convicted on May 11th – Mother’s Day. The court gave her three days to...
  • Pregnant Christian Woman Married to U.S. Citizen Sentenced to Death in Sudan

    05/16/2014 5:11:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 16, 2014 | Faith J. H. McDonnell
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Pregnant Christian Woman Married to U.S. Citizen Sentenced to Death in SudanPosted By Faith J. H. McDonnell On May 16, 2014 @ 12:21 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Sudanese doctor Meriam Yahya Ibrahim, 27, a graduate of the University of Khartoum Medical School, is the beautiful wife of an American citizen, Daniel Wani, originally from South Sudan. Their 20-month old son, Martin, whose sweet smile shines from a recent photograph, is soon to be joined by a baby brother or sister, as Ibrahim is nine months’ pregnant. Soon after Ibrahim and Wani...
  • Our Silence is Deafening

    05/14/2014 11:47:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2014 | Ken Connor
    For several years my wife and I attended a little church in Virginia called St. Peter's. Every Sunday during the "Prayers of the People" we would pray for persecuted Christians throughout the world, and each week, two different countries would be named. Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Egypt, Syria, Nigeria . . . far off places that seem so foreign and remote from everyday life in America. I sometimes wonder how seriously we took those prayers. I don't doubt that our intentions were sincere, I simply recognize that for most Americans the kind of persecution suffered by Christians around the world is utterly...
  • Obama’s Alliance with Boko Haram

    05/13/2014 8:21:08 AM PDT · by Dqban22 · 14 replies
    FRONT PAGE MAGAZINE ^ | 5/13/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama’s Alliance with Boko Haram Posted By Daniel Greenfield On May 13, 2014 @ 12:58 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 30 Comments Leftist policy is the search for the root cause of evil. Everything from a street mugging to planes flying into the World Trade Center is reduced to a root cause of social injustice. Throw poverty, oppression and a bunch of NGO buzzwords into a pot and out come the suicide bombings, drug dealing and mass rapes. It doesn’t matter whether it’s Boko Haram, the Islamic terrorist group that kidnapped hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls, or a drug dealer with...
  • Obamas Share Boko Haram’s Agenda to Eradicate Christian Education

    05/12/2014 9:41:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | May 10, 2014 | Walid Shoebat, Theodore Shoebat, and Ben Barrack
    Few pay attention to the common agendas shared by Boko Haram (the terrorist group that has kidnapped over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls) and the non-profit organizations ran by the Obama family. The primary goals of both is to eradicate western education in Africa; the evidence is overwhelming. ... the foundation bearing the name of Barack’s grandmother – the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation (MSOF). In the interview, Musa confessed that the MSOF accepts western donations under faulty premises (helping orphaned children with AIDS) and then uses those funds for scholarships to send Kenyan students to extremist Wahhabist schools in Saudi Arabia. In...
  • 90% of abducted Nigerian schoolgirls are Christians; jihadists released Muslim girls

    05/11/2014 1:03:42 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 12 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 11 2014 | Robert Spencer
    “Muhammad is the apostle of Allah. Those who follow him are merciful to one another, but harsh to the unbelievers” (Qur’an 48:29). The sharp dichotomy between Muslims and non-Muslims runs through all of Islamic doctrine. In Islamic law, non-Muslims are to be denied basic rights; indeed, they simply have no rights that Muslims are bound to respect. “Chibok Affair: The Emerging And Uncomfortable Facts,” by Fani-Kayode, Vanguard, May 10, 2014 (thanks to Izuchukwu): Now that the operational leadership and visible face of Boko Haram, in the person of the filth called Mr. Abubakar Shekau (aka Darul Tawheed), has finally admitted...
  • Growing Evidence of Oncoming Persecution

    05/09/2014 3:03:09 PM PDT · by fwdude · 24 replies
    The Berean Call ^ | May 1, 2014 | Ed Newby
    “Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you” (1 John:3:13). These words were spoken by John. If historical tradition is accurate, he is the only apostle who died of old age. The others were martyred, put to death in a number of ways, including crucifixion, by the sword, thrown from the summit of a building, or beaten to death. Although we are aware that Christians are being martyred in other nations, for several centuries the church in America and the West has enjoyed a peace and safety that is somewhat of an anomaly. Consider John Fox. John Fox (or...
  • Outrageous: Florida School Attacks 5-Year-Old Told Prayer Is 'Wrong'

    05/07/2014 5:25:53 AM PDT · by wonkowasright · 17 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 5/6/2014 | Staff
    This week Liberty Institute continued to fight for 5-year-old Gabriella Perez, who said a school employee told her not to pray over her meal. The school purportedly apologized to the family after Liberty Institute became involved but now seems to be making unfounded public attacks on the girl and her family. As a result, Liberty Institute sent the school another letter—this time demanding corrective action—and it is continuing its defense of the young girl and her family. According to the Perez family, their 5-year-old daughter bowed her head over her food during lunch. A school employee instructed her to stop,...
  • Fl Teacher Banned Bible From "Free Reading" Time In Classroom

    05/05/2014 8:16:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 5,2014 | Ken Klukowski
    Officials at Broward County Public Schools banned a fifth grader from reading the Bible during “free reading” time, according to lawyers from the Liberty Institute who are threatening to sue the school for violating the First Amendment.