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  • Syria’s ultimatum to Christians: “Leave Qusayr"

    06/10/2012 1:12:21 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 13 replies
    vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en ^ | 09JUN12 | vatican insider staff
    The message sent out by the military chief of the armed opposition has spread panic and lead to a Christian exodus An exodus of Christians is taking place in Western Syria: the Christian population has fled the city of Qusayr, near Homs, following an ultimatum issued by the military chief of the armed opposition, Abdel Salam Harba. This is what local sources told Vatican news agency Fides, pointing out that since the conflict broke out, only a thousand of the city’s ten thousand faithful, were left and they are now being forced to flee immediately. Some of the city’s mosques...
  • Bali bomber Umar Patek helped lead world to Osama bin Laden's hideaway

    05/05/2011 4:47:58 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 11 replies
    The Australian ^ | 5th May 2011 | Amanda Hodge in Abbottabad and Peter Alford
    BALI bomber Umar Patek was seeking a meeting with Osama bin Laden when he was arrested a few kilometres from the al-Qa'ida chief's hideout. The arrest in Abbottabad of Patek, the last major figure who was still at large for the 2002 Bali attacks that killed 202 people, including 88 Australians, has raised a critical question: did Patek give vital information to the mission to kill bin Laden, or did his arrest by Pakistani intelligence risk upsetting the American operation? Patek was arrested on January 25, nine days after stopping in the mountain garrison town on his way to meet...
  • We thank Allah for giving us victory. We successfully carried out a suicide bombing on a church

    06/07/2012 5:20:41 PM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 6-7-12
    "We thank Allah for giving us victory. We successfully carried out a suicide bombing on a church at Yelwa in Bauchi state." Jihadists please their bloodthirsty god with murder and gore. "NEWS ALERT: Boko Haram Claims Deadly Church Attack In Nigeria," from BosNewsLife, June 4 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): BAUCHI, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- The militant Islamist group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed at least 15 people at an evangelical church in northern Nigeria. In a statement e-mailed to journalists Monday, June 4, group spokesman Abul Qaqa said Boko Haram had “successfully launched” the...
  • Pakistan's Blasphemy Law: Ethnic Cleansing Of Christians

    05/12/2012 7:54:03 PM PDT · by Milagros · 8 replies
    Rescue Christians ^ | Feb 5, 2012
    Pakistan's Blasphemy Law: Ethnic Cleansing Of Christians | Rescue Christians Feb 5, 2012 Children raped and tortured, families extorted, abuse and violence taking place at the expense of terrified victims who remain silent: this is the reality of what is happening to the Christian community in some suburban quarters of Karachi, Southern Pakistan's biggest city and the capital of the Sindh province. Speaking to Catholic news agency Fides, Michael Shind, working in Pakistan's Sindh province, gave a shocking statement condemning the situation for Christians in the Country. Jave, warned that for months now, Christians in the areas of EssaNagri, Ayub...
  • Christians: Savagely Bullied

    05/11/2012 5:02:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Culture Challenge of the Week: Being Christian It’s a story that’s been largely ignored by the mainstream press--perhaps because it challenges the politically correct storyline that it’s gay teens who are persecuted and bullied. Or perhaps it’s because the bully is a man welcomed at the White House—the creator of the LGBT video crusade against bullying, “It Gets Better.” On April 16, hundreds of teenage journalists gathered at a conference sponsored by The National Scholastic Press Association and the Journalism Education Association. Their speaker? Dan Savage, the sex columnist and gay advocate who conceived of the “It Gets Better”...
  • Latest Muslim Terror Attack on Christians

    04/29/2012 1:49:04 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 4 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 29, 2012 | JP
    At least 16 Christians were murdered today while attending church services in Kano, Nigeria, the nation’s second-largest city. As many as 22 other worshippers reportedly suffered gunshot wounds. The massacre took place on the campus of Kano’s Bayero University. Police report that gunmen interrupted the church service and used small explosives to chase worshippers out before shooting those who fled. This is but the latest violent attack upon Christians in Muslim-majority nations in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Such attacks increased more than 300 percent between 2003 and 2010, according Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a research fellow at the America...
  • Voice of the Martyrs' Tom White's Death an Apparent Suicide Following Molestation Investigation

    04/24/2012 9:32:38 AM PDT · by robowombat · 73 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 4/20/2012 06:17PM | Jeremy Weber
    Voice of the Martyrs' Tom White's Death an Apparent Suicide Following Molestation Investigation Leader of prominent persecution ministry was being investigated by police on allegations of molesting a young girl. Jeremy Weber | posted 4/20/2012 06:17PM This week's death of a prominent persecution ministry leader is now being described as a possible suicide in the wake of a molestation investigation by local police. Tom White, executive director of The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM), was found dead Wednesday morning in a warehouse at the ministry's headquarters in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, according to Tulsa CBS affiliate News on 6. Court records indicate...
  • Muslim mob burns Catholic church in Sudan capital

    04/22/2012 11:24:53 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 22, 2012 | MOHAMED SAEED
    KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- A Muslim mob set ablaze a Catholic church frequented by Southern Sudanese in the capital Khartoum, witnesses and media reports said on Sunday. The church in Khartoum's Al-Jiraif district was built on a disputed plot of land, but the Saturday night incident appeared to be part of the fallout from ongoing hostilities between Sudan and South Sudan over control of an oil town on their ill-defined border.
  • How the Media Whitewashes Muslim Persecution of Christians?

    04/15/2012 3:41:04 AM PDT · by Milagros · 5 replies
    Right Side News ^ | April 15, 2012 | Raymond Ibrahim
    How the Media Whitewashes Muslim Persecution of Christians? When it comes to Muslim persecution of Christians, the mainstream media (MSM) ... a terrorist attack on Christians or a church, most recently on Easter day, ...
  • Britain's Christians Are Being Vilified, Warns Lord Carey [Too Late! You Saw It Coming UK]

    04/13/2012 5:34:06 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | April 13, 2012
    Britain's Christians Are Being Vilified, Warns Lord Carey Christians are being “persecuted” by courts and “driven underground” in the same way that homosexuals once were, a former Archbishop of Canterbury has warned. Lord Carey argues that in 'case after case' British courts have failed to protect Christian values. He urges European judges to correct the balance. By John Bingham 13 Apr 2012 Lord Carey says worshippers are being “vilified” by the state, treated as “bigots” and sacked simply for expressing their beliefs. The attack is part of a direct appeal to the European Court of Human Rights before a landmark...
  • The Salafi War on Christians and U.S. Indifference

    04/13/2012 9:38:49 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 1 replies
    hudson.org ^ | 12APR12 | Nina Shea
    In recent years, we've begun to brace ourselves for news of bombings, burnings, and other attacks on churches full of Christian worshipers on religious holy days — for example, in Nigeria, Egypt, Iraq, Pakistan, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Ethiopia. This violence comes out of the growing community of Salafi Muslims, adherents of the radical brand of Islam that is Saudi Arabia's official doctrine and which Saudi Arabia exports throughout the Sunni world. We've also come to expect the willful blindness of the Obama administration about the religious implications of these horrific events. Last weekend's Easter Sunday was no exception. On...
  • India Muslim Militants Attack Christians, Several Injured

    04/12/2012 3:29:05 PM PDT · by Milagros · 4 replies
    BosNewsLife ^ | April 12, 2012 | Santosh Digal
    Thursday, (10:41 am) By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from India Indian security forces have been urged to increase protection of Christians. CALCUTTA, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in India's eastern West Bengal state were recovering of their injuries Thursday, April 12, after Muslim militants broke up a prayer meeting and beat up believers, including women, local police and Christians said. The March 30 attack in the village of Nutangram in Murshidabad district involved "about 100 Muslim radicals" led by Muslim leader Mohammed Aanu Shaike, local Christians explained.
  • Ethnic Cleansing of Syrian Christians

    03/29/2012 5:26:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 29, 2012 | Frank Crimi
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Ethnic Cleansing of Syrian ChristiansPosted By Frank Crimi On March 29, 2012 @ 12:20 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments Syrian President Basher Assad isn’t the only target of Syrian rebels as Syria’s Orthodox Christian Church reports “ongoing ethnic cleansing of Christians” by al-Qaeda-linked Islamist militant groups in the embattled Syrian city of Homs.The report from the Vatican news agency Fides says Brigade Faruq, which has links with elements of al-Qaeda in Iraq and Islamist mercenaries from Libya, has expelled 90 percent of Christians living in Homs, nearly 50,000 people.Reportedly, the armed Islamists...
  • Vladimir Putin Vows to Defend Christianity Worldwide

    The representative of the Russian Orthodox Church has told Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin this week of the urgent situation Christians are facing around the world in persecution hot spots, and has asked him to use his power to aid their situations. RT online reported that Metropolitan Hilarion, foreign relation chief of the Russian Orthodox Church presented evidence and statistics that stated, "Every five minutes one Christian was dying for his or her faith in some part of the word." Christians face persecution in many nations; from church demolition in Afghanistan and bombings of churches in Iraq, to the violence...
  • 'Destroy All the Churches'

    03/22/2012 9:05:34 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 3/22/2012 | Clifford D. May
    Imagine if Pat Robertson called for the demolition of all the mosques in America. It would be front-page news. It would be on every network and cable-news program. There would be a demand for Christians to denounce him, and denounce him they would — in the harshest terms. The president of the United States and other world leaders would weigh in, too. Rightly so. So why is it that when Abdulaziz ibn Abdullah Al al-Sheikh, the grand mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, declares that it is “necessary to destroy all the churches in the Arabian Peninsula,” the major...
  • Being 'Born-Again' Linked to More Brain Atrophy: Study

    03/21/2012 12:16:40 AM PDT · by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide · 47 replies
    philly.com ^ | 2012-03-20 | Mary Elizabeth Dallas
    WEDNESDAY, May 25 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who say they've had a life-changing religious experience are more likely to have a greater decrease in size of the hippocampus, the part of the brain critical to learning and memory, new research finds. ...or conversely, those who had no religious affiliation, had more hippocampal shrinkage (or "atrophy") compared to people who identified themselves as Protestants, but not born-again. ...SOURCE: Duke University, news release, May 19, 2011
  • The Fate of Syria’s Christians

    03/19/2012 6:00:13 PM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 3-19-12 | Raymond Ibrahim
    What is the alternative to Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria? Just consider which groups in Syria are especially for or against Assad—and why. Christian minorities, who, as 10% of the Syrian population, have the most to gain from a secular government and the most to suffer from a state run by Islamic Sharia law, have no choice but to prefer Assad. They are already seeing aspects of the alternative. A recent Barnabas Fund report, “Christians in Syria Targeted in Series of Kidnappings and Killings; 100 Dead,” tells how “children were being especially targeted by the kidnappers, who, if they do...
  • Al-Qaida gunman kills American teacher in Yemen

    03/18/2012 6:26:27 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    msnbc ^ | 3/18/2012 | Charlene Gubash
    A gunman riding on the back of a motorcycle shot to death an American teacher in the city of Taiz, Yemen, on Sunday, a high-ranking government official there told NBC News. The official said the teacher, an adviser at a Swedish-affiliated institute, died immediately after he was struck by gunfire Sunday morning. Taiz is about 50 miles south of the Yemeni capital of Sanaa. Officials from the institute identified the victim as Joel Shrun and said he was born in 1983. However, a U.S. State Department official later told NBC News it had not yet been able to confirm the...
  • Destroy all churches : Obama silent while Saudi grand mufti targets Christianity

    03/18/2012 6:36:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 03/18/2012
    If the pope called for the destruction of all the mosques in Europe, the uproar would be cataclysmic. Pundits would lambaste the church, the White House would rush out a statement of deep concern, and rioters in the Middle East would kill each other in their grief. But when the most influential leader in the Muslim world issues a fatwa to destroy Christian churches, the silence is deafening. On March 12, Sheik Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the grand mufti of Saudi Arabia, declared that it is “necessary to destroy all the churches of the region.” The ruling came in response...
  • Muslim Persecution of Christians: February 2012

    03/17/2012 9:25:19 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 6 replies
    stonegateinstitute.org ^ | 16MAR12 | Raymond Ibrahim
    A pastor was attacked with acid and blinded by Muslims screaming, "Allahu Akbar!" ["Allah is Greater!"] Half of Iraq's indigenous Christians are gone, due to the unleashed forces of jihad [holy war]. Many Christians fled to nearby Syria; yet, as the Assad regime comes under attack from al-Qaeda and others, the jihad now seeps into Syria, where Christians are experiencing a level of persecution unprecedented in the nation's modern history. Similarly, some 100,000 Christian Copts have fled their native Egypt since the overthrow of the Mubarak regime; and in northern regions of Nigeria, where the jihadi group, Boko Haram, has...