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  • Activists: IS militants kidnap dozens of Christians in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants have abducted at least 70 Christians, including women and children, after overrunning a string of villages in northeastern Syria, activists and relatives said Tuesday. The Sunni extremists, who follow a radical interpretation of Islam, have repeatedly targeted religious and ethnic minorities in Syria and Iraq since seizing control of large swaths of both countries. The group's fighters have ransacked churches, demolished Shiite and Sunni Muslim shrines, and enslaved women of the Yazidi community, a tiny sect IS considers heretical. The latest assault began before dawn on Monday, when the militants swept through the villages...
  • Church in Niger Suspends Operation of Schools, Other Apostolates

    01/23/2015 6:20:26 AM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Citing the widespread destruction of churches and other Catholic institutions and the general situation of insecurity, the bishops of Niger have indefinitely suspended the operation of all Catholic schools, health centers, charities, and development agencies. The bishops said that this suspension would allow them to pray and reflection upon “the painful events we have just endured.” The bishops pleaded for donations and attributed the destruction to rampaging young people who were responding to caricatures of Muhammad that appeared in Charlie Hebdo. The West African nation of 17.1 million is 80% Muslim and 0.1% Catholic.
  • Islam-on-Christian Persecution Around the World

    01/23/2015 4:50:11 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies ^ | January 23, 2015 | Jack Kerwick
    Since at least the time of the outset of the Iraq War—and quite possibly well before then—there has been much debate among those on the right over why Islamic militants have set their sights upon America and the West.
  • ISIS Says It Will Conquer Europe Soon, Undertake Religious Cleansing And Kill Ruthlessly

    12/23/2014 2:20:16 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 170 replies
    IBT ^ | December 23, 2014 | Kalyan Kumar
    ISIS Says It Will Conquer Europe Soon, Undertake Religious Cleansing And Kill Ruthlessly By Kalyan Kumar | December 23, 2014 3:56 PM EST The radical terror group ISIS has claimed that it is only a matter of time before its fighters conquer Europe. The claim was made by the spokesman of the outfit to veteran journalist Juergen Todenhoefer, who undertook a risky visit to the the ISIS controlled areas in Mosul of Northern Iraq. "We will conquer Europe one day. It is not a question of we will conquer Europe, just a matter of when that will happen. But it...
  • German Journalist Reports ISIS Planning the "Largest Religious Cleansing Strategy in History"

    12/24/2014 6:52:57 AM PST · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 12/23/14 | John Burger
    "It is not a question of if we will conquer Europe, just a matter of when that will happen. But it is certain ... For us, there is no such thing as borders. There are only front lines.”These were the chilling words German journalist Jürgen Todenhöfer heard from an Islamic State militant during his recent, stunning visit behind those “front lines,” in Iraq and Syria. The militant was himself a German, one of hundreds of sympathizers joining the Islamic State’s ranks from Europe and the United States. Todenhöfer, 74, who has been reporting from war zones for 50 years, got...
  • 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...
  • Maaloula Christians Say Town Muslims Took Part in Attack

    09/27/2013 7:21:17 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Asia News ^ | 9/27/13 | Fady Noun
    "Christians and Muslims had always lived in an atmosphere of mutual trust; the attack on Maaloula has created a lot of distress." Islamists have invaded homes and continue to threaten the village, site of ongoing clashes between rebels and the army. The families who fled to Damascus and Beirut tell their story. The goal is to drive out Christians in order to eliminate Christianity.Beirut (AsiaNews) - According to families who fled Maaloula (Syria), some of their Muslim neighbours were involved in the attack that devastated their village located about fifty kilometres from Damascus, dispersing its residents. Perceived as a betrayal...
  • Video: Maaloula was religious cleansing, not a military target (The Syrian "Rebels")

    09/29/2013 6:54:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/28/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Rebels overran the ancient Christian village of Maaloula in Syria on the fourth of September, and held it for eleven days until the Syrian army could retake it. It always made for a curious target in a broad civil war. Maaloula had no particular strategic value; it’s 56 kilometers north of Damascus in rugged mountain territory, enough of a backwater that it’s one of the few places where Aramaic is still spoken along with Arabic. It’s off the highway between Damascus and Homs, and away from the railroad that links the two Syrian cities. Why bother with Maaloula at all?Lee...
  • A Middle East Without Christians

    08/13/2013 4:48:16 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 13, 2013 | Noah Beck
    Islamist terrorists have exploited the lawless Sinai to perpetrate vicious attacks on Egyptian Christians there, as reported earlier this week in the New York Times. Indeed, throughout Egypt, the Copts continue to be targeted and scapegoated for the ousting of the Muslim Brotherhood. As defenseless and abandoned as Mideast Christians seem today, it is worth remembering their historical roots, and recognizing just how much the plight of Middle East Christians has deteriorated. Over 2,000 years ago, Christianity was born as a religion and spread from Jerusalem to other parts of the Levant, including territories in modern Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq,...
  • 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...
  • Sudanese Christians Given Until April 8 to Leave

    03/28/2012 11:22:52 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 14 replies
    FSM ^ | March 28, 2012 | Ryan Mauro
    The Sudanese regime is on its way to becoming the next Iran, regardless of whether President Omar Bashir remains in power or not. The country is moving towards becoming a full-blown Sharia state, comparable to Iran, Saudi Arabia or Afghanistan under the Taliban. Towards that end, 500-700,000 Christians have been told to pack up and leave by April 8 or they’ll be treated as foreigners.   The Bashir regime has always been an enemy of the U.S. and those who value human rights but it is now doing everything it can to please its Islamist opposition. The regime knew...
  • Christians Expelled From Homs - Orthodox/Catholic Caucus

    03/23/2012 4:10:13 PM PDT · by Yudan · 6 replies
    Notes on Arab Orthodoxy ^ | March 14, 2012 | Samn
    Christians expelled from Homs From the Syrian secularist website al-Haqiqa. Arabic original here. For more information about the Islamist makeup of the "Free Syrian Army" from a source generally sympathetic to the rebels, see here. For an excellent analysis of the bias and misinformation about Syria in American media, see here. Armed men from the Faruq Brigade have succeeded in expelling most of the Christians of Homs and have seized their homes by force. Al-Haqiqa has learned from church sources in Homs that the city has been emptied of almost 90% of its Christians. It is expected that a complete...
  • The Sudanese at a Crossroads and the Arab League

    01/16/2011 7:06:25 AM PST · by dervish · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/14/11 | Caroline Glick
    On Sunday, the southern Sudanese began voting on a referendum to secede from the Republic of Sudan and establish their own sovereign nation. By all accounts, they will soon secede from the Arab, Islamic country and form an independent African, Christian and animist state. The consequences of their actions will reverberate around the world. This week’s referendum takes place in accordance with the US-brokered Comprehensive Peace Treaty between the Khartoum government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement signed on January 9, 2005. The CPT officially ended the second Sudanese Civil War that began in 1983. The South Sudanese referendum will...
  • Gaza: Bomb explodes at Christian school

    05/16/2008 7:23:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies · 84+ views
    Unknown assailants detonated a bomb outside a Christian school in Gaza City before dawn Friday, causing no injuries. The explosion was heard in surrounding neighborhoods at around 4 a.m. Damage was visible at the entrance to the Zahwa Rosary School, which is run by Catholic nuns but caters mainly to Muslim students. Two nuns were in their convent adjacent to the school when the bomb went off, a school official said, and were shaken but unharmed. The official declined to be named, saying she was frightened by the incident and concerned for her safety. The incident appeared to be the...
  • Serbs should have access to Kosovo places of worship - Alexy II

    04/04/2006 10:23:41 AM PDT · by x5452 · 8 replies · 264+ views
    Interfax Religion ^ | 04 April 2006, 14:41
    04 April 2006, 14:41 Serbs should have access to Kosovo places of worship - Alexy II Moscow, April 4, Interfax - Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and all Russia said that the Serbian exodus from Kosovo is a tragedy and highlights the fact that Serbs should have access to their shrines in Kosovo. "Why is no attention paid to the destruction of Orthodox churches in the heart of Europe?" the patriarch said at a briefing in Moscow on Tuesday. "The fact that Serbs have to leave Kosovo is a tragedy for the people, because one should understand that the land...
  • No security or safety for young Christian girls in Egypt! (November 21, 2003)

    06/06/2004 5:04:34 AM PDT · by miltonim · 22 replies · 1,195+ views ^ | November 21, 2003 | Dr. Selim Nagiub
    No security or safety for young Christian girls in Egypt! Thanks to terrorist groups in Saudi Arabia and a complacent Egyptian government. The Canadian Coptic Association has previously appealed to Egyptian journalists and writers for help regarding the recent escalating phenomena of the kidnapping and sexual assault of minor Christian girls by known organized Muslim extremist groups. The young victims are subject to continuous terror, threat and rape to force them to convert to Islam and live with a member of the group. Unfortunately, our previous complaints have fallen on deaf ears which give us the impression that Christian children...
  • Pure evil in Sudan: Joseph Farah says Islamist terrorism, genocide illustrates what's at stake

    06/02/2004 2:47:49 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 15 replies · 639+ views ^ | Wednesday, June 2, 2004 | Joseph Farah
    The genocidal ethnic cleansing in Sudan is one of the great under-reported stories of the last 10 years. The fanatical Muslim Arabs who dominate the government in Khartoum – monsters akin to Afghanistan's Taliban – are responsible for the deaths of at least 1 million Sudanese. The government encourages armed Arab militias to ride into black villages, on horseback or camelback, terrorizing unarmed civilians, kidnapping children, enslaving those they can carry away and raping young girls before leaving them for dead. One 13-year-old victim survived to tell her horror story of the "rape camps" set up purely to terrorize the...
  • Young Father Gunned Down By Terrorists (May 6, 2003)

    05/29/2004 3:12:33 PM PDT · by miltonim · 2 replies · 340+ views
    Gideon Lichterman, 27, of Achiyah, east of Shilo, was murdered by Palestinian terrorists last night on his way to give a ride home to a fellow resident. A member of the town's secretariat, he heard that a friend - Tamir Dar, 25, a reserve soldier - needed a ride back to the community, and he volunteered to make the short trip. Gideon took along his 6-year-old daughter Moriah, as his wife was not home at the time. Along the way, terrorists waiting behind one of the bends in the road opened fire and seriously wounded both Gideon and his daughter....
  • The Sword Sermon - A Jew is hiding behind me, come and cut off his head (video)

    05/20/2004 7:14:34 AM PDT · by miltonim · 40 replies · 1,056+ views ^ | 2/14/2003 The Middle East Research Institute | Sheikh Dr. Bakr Abd Al-Razzaq
    Friday prayers at the mosque: A Jew is hiding behind me, come and cut off his head video Transcript: I advise you, oh America, Britain, and those whom Allah said about you: Allah's wrath upon you, the Jews, oh the sons of apes and pigs - there is no strife on the face of the earth that you have not sparked - Whenever they start the fire of strife, Allah extinguished it. May Allah extinguish your light and your fires. But we, we are the men whom Allah has chosen, and wanted, and made us strong, so as to pluck...
  • Convert or Else (Iraq Assyrian Christians)

    05/14/2004 10:16:30 PM PDT · by miltonim · 19 replies · 648+ views ^ | 2003-2004 | The Islamic Campaign
  • Day Of Prayer for the Assyrian Christians of Iraq

    05/14/2004 4:35:23 PM PDT · by Lily Renew · 8 replies · 230+ views ^ | 5/11/04 | Rev. Ken Joseph
    Worldwide Day of Prayer for the Assyrian Christians of Iraq, Sunday, May 16, 2004 A Worldwide Day of Prayer for the 2.5 Million Assyrian Christians of Iraq has been set. Christians worldwide are asked to pray for the long persecuted Assyrian Christian Community in Iraq. As the original people of Iraq and the first nation to accept Christianity following the death of Christ and the greatest missionary sending nation in history having brought the gospel to China, Japan and Asia. Prayer is being asked for the following: 1. Delay of the proposed June 30 handover in Iraq until a secular...
  • Thousands of Nigerians Flee Violence [Hundreds of Christians Die in Bloody Massacres in Kano]

    05/14/2004 5:06:22 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 11 replies · 301+ views
    AP / Yahoo ^ | Fri, May 14, 2004 | JOHN MURRAY and OLOCHE SAMUEL
    KANO, Nigeria - Tens of thousands of hungry, frightened Nigerians sought safety in police stations and military barracks Friday after two weeks of sectarian violence left hundreds dead. Some 30,000 people, many of them Ibo-speaking Christians, huddled in six security force installations in this heavily Muslim northern city — site of deadly attacks on Christians this week — said Mohammed Balarabe, a state emergency agency official. At Kano's central Bompai police compound, Mama Aisha, a 40-year-old mother of six children, carried a seventh on her back — a baby whose mother was hospitalized after being severely wounded by a machete-wielding...
  • Christians say nearly 600 slain by Muslims in riots

    05/13/2004 10:43:17 PM PDT · by ambrose · 12 replies · 178+ views
    Christians say nearly 600 slain by Muslims in riots By Tume Ahemba, Reuters | May 14, 2004 KANO, Nigeria -- Christian leaders said 500 to 600 people were killed by Muslims in the northern Nigerian city of Kano in two days of rioting this week to avenge the slaying of hundreds of Muslims. Rev. Andrew Ubah, general secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Kano, said yesterday he had records of almost 600 killed in three days of riots, many times more than the official police toll of 30. ''Almost 600 people have been killed and 12 churches burned,"...
  • (Muslims) Burning of the Serbian village Svinjare, Kosovo March 17, 2004 - pictures

    05/13/2004 1:45:26 AM PDT · by miltonim · 6 replies · 1,090+ views ^ | March 2004 | ERP KIM Info-Service
    Burining of the Serbian village Svinjare, March 17Kosovo Albanian mob rushed towards the Serbian village of Svinjare south of Mitrovica. KFOR apparently was not willing to defend the village and only evacuated Serb civilians to the North side of the River Ibar. Albanians made their way to the village, looted all homes and burnde 150 houses. Photos down show all KFOR vehicles in the nearby KFOR base parked and not engaged to stop the looters and arson attacks. A Kosovo Albanian boy posed in front of cameras in front of one looted and burned Serbian home with a flag....
  • Muslims Torching Prizren (Kosovo March 17, 2004 - pictures)

    05/13/2004 1:25:47 AM PDT · by miltonim · 12 replies · 707+ views ^ | 3/17/2004 | BESIMI
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  • Buddhists fear for their safety (South Thailand)

    05/10/2004 6:26:38 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 3 replies · 207+ views
    Bangkok Post ^ | Tuesday 11 May 2004 | WASSANA NANUAM
    Since the Krue Se Mosque siege, Chien Kullatham, a 77-year-old Buddhist, has become apprehensive about what may be in store for her and other members of the minority Thai-Buddhist community in the three southernmost provinces. They live in fear. Grandma Chien says that in all her 77 years she had never witnessed violence the likes of what occurred on April 28, when 106 young Muslim militants were killed, 32 of them in the famed mosque of Pattani. Since the beginning of this year, the escalating violence has greatly affected the daily lives of Buddhists in her village. ``We fear being...
  • Islam and other Peoples' holy sites

    05/09/2004 9:34:27 PM PDT · by abu afak · 20 replies · 657+ views
    Israeli Insider ^ | 7/6/03 | Doron Kescher
    Islam and other Peoples' holy sites By Doron Kescher July 6, 2003 After Israeli bulldozers destroyed the foundations for a proposed mosque on a Christian holy site in Nazareth, (Muslim) Deputy Mayor Salman Abu Ahmad and local head of the Islamic Movement said, "I haven't heard of any synagogues being destroyed, but they destroyed a mosque." The arrogance, insensitivity and stupidity of this statement is breath-taking. Would the deputy mayor like to know why no one is demolishing synagogues (except the Arabs, who demolished 19 on the day they sacked the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem in 1948), churches or Hindu...
  • Christian Persecution and Humanitarian Crisis Escalates in Sudan

    05/08/2004 2:45:37 AM PDT · by miltonim · 4 replies · 817+ views
    Today CNN's Brian Todd released a report of the situation in Sudan, where a cease-fire between the Muslim government in the north and southern Christian rebels is taking hold after 21 years and more than two million lives lost. Todd says, "Now in the Darfur region, three provinces in western Sudan, so many disasters are converging at once: starvation, refugee crisis, intense combat and charges of mass murder, mass graves, systematic rape and ethnic cleansing." Andre Natsois, a U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator, describes it as "the worst humanitarian disaster in the world right now." Jerry Fowler of the...
  • Pakistan : Christian youth’s murder condemned

    05/03/2004 4:59:56 AM PDT · by Qaz_W · 2 replies · 177+ views
    Daily Times , Pakistan ^ | May 3, 2004 | N.A.
    LAHORE The Commission for Peace and Human Development (CPHD) on Sunday expressed serious concern over the murder of a Christian youth in the name of religion. Javed Anjum, 19, of 291GB Village in Toba Tek Singh district, allegedly died after five days of torture by the administration of a seminary in 323GB of Trindi village. Waseem Anthony, executive director of the CPHD, said Javed’s crime was that he drank water from a tap near the seminary. His relatives said the torturers had tried to force Javed to convert to Islam as well. Mr Anthony said that the administration allegedly asked...
  • Pregnant mother and four daughters killed in Gaza terror attack

    05/02/2004 5:56:39 AM PDT · by Judea · 33 replies · 161+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | May 2, 2004
    Pregnant mother and four daughters killed in Gaza terror attack By israelinsider staff May 2, 2004 An Israeli woman in her eighth month of pregnancy and her four daughters were killed this afternoon when two terrorists opened fire at Israeli cars traveling on the Kissufim-Gush Katif road in the Gaza Strip. Soldiers shot the terrorists dead, but only after an explosive device at the scene detonated, wounding three soldiers, two of them with moderate-to-serious injuries. The victims of the attack were identified as Tali Hatuel, 34, and her daughters Hila (11), Hadar (9), Roni (7) and Merav (2). Tali's husband...
  • 'New Sharia law' in Nigeria state (all "unauthorised" places of worship will be shut down...)

    04/28/2004 2:22:41 PM PDT · by ambrose · 28 replies · 240+ views
    BBC ^ | 4.28.04
    'New Sharia law' in Nigeria state The northern Nigerian state of Zamfara has introduced a new package of Islamic, or Sharia, laws. All businesses in the state will have to shut down during the five daily Muslim prayers. The state government also says that all "unauthorised" places of worship will be shut down under "Sharia phase two". Zamfara was the first Nigerian state to introduce strict Sharia laws in 2000 and thousands turned out to welcome the new measures on Wednesday. Death sentences The BBC's Yusuf Sarki Muhammad in the state capital, Gusau, says it is not clear whether...
  • Bishop Artemije visiting ruins of Prizren, March 25 2004 (Kosovo picture story)

    04/28/2004 7:07:41 AM PDT · by miltonim · 3 replies · 410+ views
    Bishop Artemije visiting ruins of Prizren, March 25During the recent visit of Bishop Artemije to Prizren he had an opportunity to go through the ruins of his residence, the cathedral of St. George, the small church of St. George (Runjevac), the Seminary and the Holy Archangels Monastery. He could not enter the Holy Virgin of Ljevish cathedral because the entrance was blocked by barbed wire by KFOR for security reasons. LJeviska church St. George Runjevac St. George Residence Residence Bishop's study Study computer entrance hall Bishop's room reception lounge St. George, 14 c Residence, north side St. George Death...
  • Burning of St. Sava's church, March 17 2004 (Kosovo)

    04/28/2004 1:41:51 AM PDT · by miltonim · 7 replies · 549+ views
    Burning of St. Sava's church, March 17Burning of St. Sava church in South Mitrovica. Kosovo Albanian mob arrives, KFOR soldiers don't manage to prevent their entrance to the churchyard. The mob breaks in the church and sets it on fire, then they turn towards the parish home and set it on fire too. KFOR soldiers, with their armored vehicles remain helpless. 01.JPG 02.JPG 03.JPG 04.JPG 05.JPG 06.JPG 07.JPG 08.JPG 09.JPG 10.JPG 11.JPG 12.JPG 13.JPG 14.JPG 15.JPG 16.JPG
  • Muslim mobs burn Christian homes: Attack began at 3 a.m., continued until all were destroyed

    04/27/2004 11:49:05 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 71 replies · 1,579+ views ^ | Wednesday, April 28, 2004
    Muslim militants in eastern Indonesia burned down several hundred homes in an overnight attack on a mainly Christian area where 26 people were killed in three days of fighting. The attacks on Christians in Maluku province, once known as the Spice Islands, continues with no end in sight, according to the Washington, D.C.-based human rights group International Christian Concern. Laskar Jihad warriors On Monday, several hundred homes of Christians were burned down in the Tanah Lapang Kecil and Batugantung neighborhoods of Ambon, the provincial capital. The attack began at about 3 a.m. and continued into the afternoon hours until all...
  • Destruction of Serbian Orthodox church in Podujevo (17-19 March 2004)

    04/28/2004 12:48:10 AM PDT · by miltonim · 8 replies · 551+ views ^ | MARCH 2004 | ERP KIM INFO SERVICE
    Destruction of Serbian Orthodox church in Podujevo(17-19 March 2004)The following photos show the burned church of St. Andreas in Podujevo which was looted in 1999. However the church structure remained intact and the church remained under protection of KFOR. During the March pogrom Albanianmob led by their extremists burned the church and blew up by explosives thesanctuary on the eastern part of the church. After the attack Kosovo Albaniansattacked the nearby Serbian cemetery and destroyed it completely. An article on this terrible vandalism was published in Praha News:  01.JPG 02.JPG 03.JPG 04.JPG 05.JPG 06.JPG 07.JPG 08.JPG Czechs hold line...
  • Ethnic cleansing of Serbs in Pristina, March 17-18, 2004 (Kosovo)

    04/28/2004 12:33:44 AM PDT · by miltonim · 3 replies · 467+ views ^ | March 2004 | ERP KIM INFO SERVICE
    Ethnic cleansing of Serbs in Pristina, March 17-18 The first three photos in the upper row show the damaged block of apartments known as YU building in which some 100 Serbs lived since 1999. Once a city of 40.000 Serbs Pristina is now ethnically cleansed city. Kosovo Albanian mob rampaged through the Serb flats looting them and setting them on fire. Many Serb cars were destroyed too. The building was unprotected. The lower row photos show the burned church of St. Nicholas in Pristina. The church was built in the 19th century and possessed a valuable Altar screen with...
  • Crisis in Darfur (Sudan's ethnic cleansing of non-Arabs)

    04/03/2004 5:40:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies · 286+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 3, 2004 | Masthead Editorial
    ACCORDING TO THE United Nations, one of the world's worst humanitarian crises now afflicts a Muslim people who face a horrific campaign of ethnic cleansing driven by massacre, rape and looting. These horrors are unfolding not, as Arab governments and satellite channels might have it, in Iraq or the Palestinian territories, but in Sudan, a member of the Arab League. Maybe because there are no Westerners or Israelis to be blamed, the crisis in Darfur, in northwestern Sudan, has commanded hardly any international attention. Though it has been going on for 14 months, the U.N. Security Council acted on it...
  • Albanian throng in Djakovica attacks German KFOR vehicles with Serbian Orthodox monks

    01/22/2004 11:53:23 AM PST · by joan · 18 replies · 976+ views
    ERP KIM Info Service ^ | January 21, 2004
    ERP KIM Info Service January 21, 2004, Gracanica (21:15) Brother Bojan Dejanovic of the Monastery of Holy Archangels near Prizren confirmed for the ERP KIM today that two minibuses with KFOR military markings and one German military transporter (APC) were attacked by a group of some 30 young Kosovo Albanians throwing snowballs and iceballs while a television crew from ARD German state television was filming the ruins of the Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in the center of Djakovica. According to Dejanovic , who was in one of the military minibuses with monk Prochorus, the vehicle was first...
  • Destruction of Serb churches and homes in Prizren Part 1, March 17-18, 2004 (Kosovo)

    04/27/2004 2:04:53 PM PDT · by miltonim · 4 replies · 433+ views ^ | March 2004 | ERP KIM INFO-SERVICE
    Destruction of Serb churches and homes in Prizren, March 17-18 - Part 1 Photos 01.jpg 02.jpg shows the burned church of Christ the Savior (14th c) Photos 32.jpg 35.jpg 16.jpg 33.jpg 34.jpg show the burned monastery of the Holy Archangels near Prizren. German flag still flutters over the monastery although German soldiers did not move a finger to protect this holy site. Photo 31.jpg shows the church of St. George (Runovich church, 14th century) Photos 03.jpg and 04.jpg show the burned Seminary of Sts. Cyril and Methodius Photos 10.jpg 09.jpg 13.jpg 14.jpg 15.jpg show the burned Serbian homes in...
  • Destruction of Devic Monastery 17-18 March 2004 (Kosovo)

    04/27/2004 11:14:12 AM PDT · by miltonim · 8 replies · 526+ views ^ | April 4, 2004 | REP KIM Info Service
    Destruction of Devic Monastery 17-18 March These photos are showing the ruins of the Devic Monastery near Srbica. After the attack of nearly 5000 local Albanians French KFOR evacuated the nuns and vandals entered the monastery and set it on fire. The tomb of the famous Devic saint St. Joanikije (15 th) century was opened and the relics were burned (photos 8, 9, 10) The holy table in the sanctuary was cut into two peaces (12.jpg). At the end Kosovo Albanian mob desecrated the tombs at the nuns' cemetery 01.jpg 02.jpg 03.jpg 04.jpg 05.jpg 06.jpg 07.jpg 08.jpg 09.jpg 10.jpg...
  • Kosovo Albanians rampaged through Prizren destroying all Christian monuments (3/24/2004)

    04/27/2004 10:27:34 AM PDT · by miltonim · 19 replies · 1,135+ views ^ | 03/24/2004 | ERPKIM
    Submitted by admin on Wed, 24/03/2004 - 06:56. Photo stories What happens in Kosovo now?This latest mass-orchestrated campaign of ethnic cleansing against Serbs in Kosovo, which started decades ago is persuasive evidence that Kosovo Albanians have an extremist and xenophobic leadership that is incapable of respecting minorities like Serbs, Gorans, Turks, Slavic Muslims and Gypsies. Kosovo Albanians cannot expect any kind of self-governance if they do not purge their leadership of xenophobia and extremism. The West asks this of Serbs, it must also demand the same from Kosovo Albanians. If the West fails to do this, Kosovo will only get...
  • Indonesia troops try to quell Ambon unrest, toll 30

    04/27/2004 7:27:14 AM PDT · by Valin · 144+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/27/04
    AMBON, Indonesia (Reuters) - Snipers killed one policeman and wounded two in Indonesia's strife-torn Ambon on Tuesday as police and soldiers patrolled the streets to restore order, officials and witnesses said. The death toll from clashes between Christian and Muslim residents rose to 30, police said, but most of the deaths were from fighting on Sunday, and there were signs the violence in the capital of the eastern Moluccas islands was easing. But in comments that could stoke tension, defunct militant Muslim organisation Laskar Jihad threatened to regroup and send fighters. Laskar Jihad sent several thousand fighters to the Moluccas...
  • Turkey Again Accuses Pastor of "Opening An Illegal Church

    04/26/2004 9:54:33 PM PDT · by miltonim · 5 replies · 431+ views ^ | 4/9/04 Turkey | Compass
    A criminal court in southeast Turkey has for the second time pressed charges against Pastor Ahmet Guvener of the Diyarbakir Evangelical Church, this time accusing him of “opening an illegal church.” Guvener will stand trial for alleged violation of Turkish penal code 261/1. State prosecutor Mehmet Isbitiren charged Guvener in February with “using a building registered as a home to open a Protestant church and conducting religious worship together with music for the people attending.” The pastor could be jailed for up to two years if convicted. The Diyarbakir Evangelical Church has functioned openly in the city’s traditionally Christian neighborhood...
  • Ambon Christians Under Attack: 120 Wounded, 14 Dead (4/25/2004)

    04/26/2004 9:26:13 PM PDT · by miltonim · 4 replies · 351+ views ^ | 4/26/04 Indonesia
    On Sunday April 25, 2004 violence erupted in Ambon when Christians were attacked by Muslims, and thus far at least 14 people are dead. At least 120 people have been injured, and several churches and other buildings were set on fire. According to one report, two hundred elite Mobile Brigade (Brimob) police have arrived to restore order and ensure the clashes did not escalate into another bout of long-term bloodletting. However, although police are now claiming that everything is under control, Christians in the area are reporting that this is untrue. According to a Catholic priest in the region, a...
  • Indonesia: Christians in Ambon Under Attack - Death Toll Exceeds 20 and Continues to Climb

    04/26/2004 9:15:57 PM PDT · by miltonim · 1 replies · 377+ views
    The Washington-DC based human rights group, International Christian Concern (ICC), has become aware of an attack against Christians in the Ambon region (Muluku Islands) of Indonesia. The two million residents of the Muluku Islands are evenly split between Muslims and Christians, but Ambon has a Christian majority which is currently being attacked by Muslim extremists. On Sunday, members of the Christian separatist movement, The Moluccas Sovereignty Front (FKM), were participating in an anniversary march when violence erupted that has resulted in over 20 deaths and hundreds wounded, and the number of casualties is continuing to climb. According to an...
  • Ten Dead, 88 Hurt in Clashes in Indonesia's Ambon (Mohammedans killing Christians)

    04/25/2004 7:56:28 AM PDT · by Bismarck · 15 replies · 200+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/25/04 | Reuters
    AMBON, Indonesia (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed and a church and U.N. office torched Sunday as Muslim and Christian residents of the eastern Indonesian city of Ambon fought pitched street battles, witnesses and police said. Nearly 90 people were hurt as groups rampaged through the provincial capital of the Moluccas province in the worst day of violence since factions signed a peace deal in February 2002. Gunfire and explosions were heard in the city and thick black smoke billowed into the air. It was not clear who was firing as the mobs were mostly using stones and...
  • Break-in: Church Looted and Icons Stolen (Kosovo)

    04/26/2004 8:59:47 PM PDT · by miltonim · 7 replies · 442+ views ^ | 4/26/2004 | ERPKIM
    On Saturday, April 24, the Serbian Orthodox church of St. Catherine in Bresje near Kosovo Polje, located across from the burned ruins of the Serb hospital was broken into and looted. Kosovo Polje parish priest Dragisa Jerenic informed the Diocese of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija that on Saturday the door of the church of St. Catherine was broken down and the thieves took 10 icons, some money and various church vessels. The Diocese of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija concludes with regret that following the pogrom of March 17 and a series of sharp warnings by the international community to Kosovo Albanians to...
  • Cyprus takes legal action to recover stolen church treasures [looted by Turks-sold to Germans]

    03/27/2004 2:22:50 PM PST · by Destro · 1 replies · 511+ views ^ | Mar 11, 2004 | Staff Reporter
    Mar 11, 2004 Cyprus takes legal action to recover stolen treasures By Staff Reporter CYPRUS has filed a civil suit in a German court to retrieve antiquities stolen after the Turkish invasion and retrieved by the Bavarian authorities, which have withheld them since, the Legal Service said yesterday. Following the occupation of northern Cyprus by Turkish troops, looters stripped the region’s churches, removing an estimated 15, 000 to 20,000 icons, several dozen major frescoes and mosaics dating from the sixth to the fifteenth century as well as thousands of chalices, wooden carvings, crucifixes and Bibles. Effort to retrieve the stolen...
  • Ambon violence sends Christians fleeing for lives

    04/26/2004 7:54:16 PM PDT · by Destro · 5 replies · 388+ views ^ | April 27, 2004 | Matthew Moore
    Ambon violence sends Christians fleeing for lives By Matthew Moore, Herald Correspondent in Jakarta April 27, 2004 More than 200 Indonesian paramilitary police and two extra army battalions went to Maluku province in the country's east to stop rioting and attacks in which about 20 people have died and more than 100 injured, many with machetes. As the worst outbreak of religious violence in for more than two years continued into yesterday, parts of the Christian University of Maluku in Ambon, the regional capital, were burnt, as were about 200 houses as residents packed quickly and fled. The wounded were...
  • Indonesia: 14 killed as Muslims, Christians clash (Muslims burn Xian churches and homes)

    04/26/2004 6:08:10 PM PDT · by ambrose · 6 replies · 148+ views
    Apr. 26, 2004 10:21 Indonesia: 14 killed as Muslims, Christians clash By ASSOCIATED PRESS AMBON, Indonesia Gangs of Muslims and Christians clashed as mobs set fire to houses and a church Monday in violence that has left at least 14 people dead in two days in Indonesia's eastern Maluku islands, hospital officials and witnesses said. Police rushed reinforcements to the provincial capital Ambon, where at least 10 people were killed Sunday and up to 100 injured. On Monday, four of the injured died and additional 20 were wounded, hospital officials said. The new fighting comes as politicians campaign for presidential...