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  • Christians Fear Muslim Backlash (Aprl 10, 2004)

    04/21/2004 6:50:18 AM PDT · by miltonim · 5 replies · 688+ views ^ | 4/10/04 Iraq Prayer Alert | Washington Times
    Muslim extremists recently shot their way into a home and executed 2 children because the family is Christian. Christians fear an Easter massacre/attack on them in their churches. Pressure has been increasing on them. "Neighbors are now receiving threatening letters. Some of the threats are from unknown groups," "They say, 'You have to be a Muslim, or else we will kill you.'" Late last month, the family of the two murdered children received a note warning that they would be killed and "doomed to hell." The next day, the gunman came and killed the two children, each with an AK-47...
  • Church Grounds Desecrated; Turned into Public Toilet

    04/20/2004 9:01:16 PM PDT · by miltonim · 21 replies · 691+ views ^ | 4/19/04 Kosovo | ERPKIM
    The Church property around the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Pristina turned into a squatting ground for Roma emigrants from Albania. The interior of the church is used as a public toilet. Pristina Municipal authorities (Albanians) and UNMIK keep tolerating the sacrilege despite warning of Bishop Artemije in January 2004 to protect the church and the church property. These horrific scenes of extreme lack of culture and savagery in the center of Pristina. In a statement for the ERP KIM Info Service, the Bishop added: "In addition to all the horrors and the destruction and desecration of over 140 churches...
  • Letter: Congressman Wolf Introduces Bill Condemning Sudan

    04/20/2004 8:51:01 PM PDT · by miltonim · 1 replies · 386+ views ^ | 4/19/04 Sudan | Congressman Wolf
    Dear Colleague: A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Sudan and Congress must speak out. I have introduced H. Con. Res. 403 condemning the Government of the Republic of Sudan for its involvemnt in attacks against innocent civilians in the impoverished Darfur region of western Sudan. Raphael Lemkin in his book Axis Rule in Occupied Europe coined the word "genocide." Greek word "genos" (race), Latin word "cide" (killing). Genocide means "the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group." It has been said the way we behave is really an indicator of what we truly believe, and belief...
  • Khartoum Violating Cease-Fire Agreement and Refusing to Allow UN into Specific Regions

    04/20/2004 8:45:12 PM PDT · by miltonim · 2 replies · 182+ views ^ | 4/19/04 Sudan | Eric Reeves
    The National Islamic Front regime in Khartoum has, over fifteen years of tyrannical rule, assembled an unsurpassed record of bad faith, unspeakable cruelty, and massive human destruction. Presently this regime is denying two essential UN investigative teams access to the Darfur region. This ominous delay can only be for the purposes of better obscuring evidence for what Egeland himself has described as "ethnic cleansing" and "scorched-earth warfare" directed against the African civilian population---countenanced, indeed orchestrated by Khartoum. The Khartoum regime also continues to deny access to a four-person UN human rights investigating team that has been languishing on the Chad/Darfur...
  • Sudan Jails Episcopal Priest Near Khartoum

    05/17/2003 1:17:45 PM PDT · by miltonim · 4 replies · 143+ views
    Maranatha Christian Journal ^ | May 16, 2003 | Compass Direct
    Sudan Jails Episcopal Priest Near Khartoum A Sudanese court jailed an Episcopal priest “indefinitely” last month for refusing to demolish a church he had built himself 11 years ago on the outskirts of Khartoum North. In a verdict announced on April 7, the Rev. Samuel Dobai Amum was ordered to tear down St. Matthew’s Parish in Takamol and surrender the land on which it was built to the “rightful owner.” “Amum said he couldn’t destroy something he has devoted to his Father in the Highest,” the newspaper Khartoum Monitor reported on April 29. “If the law sees it just to...
  • Church Attacked on Easter Sunday Wounding Seven; Police Reinforcements Arrive on Scene (4/12/2004)

    04/18/2004 7:21:48 PM PDT · by miltonim · 4 replies · 341+ views ^ | 4/12/2004 Indonesia
    Hundreds of police reinforcements flew into Indonesia’s Sulawesi island today, after gunmen opened fire on an Easter church service, wounding seven people. Saturday’s attack sparked fears of a return to open fighting between Muslims and Christians that erupted in 1999, killing about 1,000 people. More than 300 members of the Mobile Brigade paramilitary police unit are arriving in the region. No-one has been arrested over the shooting in the town of Poso in central Sulawesi 1,000 miles north east of Jakarta. Two of the injured remain in hospital, although their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Police have declined...
  • A Day in Recent History – 19 April (1936 - 16 Jews murdered) [Israel]

    04/18/2004 5:48:57 PM PDT · by yonif · 1 replies · 199+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 01:30 Apr 19, '04 / 28 Nisan 5764
    ( 2003 - 21:45 – An Islamic Jihad terrorist opened fire resulting in a shootout in the Shaked industrial zone in the Shomron. The terrorist was neutralized and three Israelis were wounded, one seriously. 1998 - Dov Driben, an American-Israeli farmer, 28, was murdered by Arab terrorists near the Israeli town of Maon in the Hevron Hills. 1936 – Alarmed by the growing Jewish presence in the land of Israel, Arab rioters attacked Jaffa and killed 16 Jews.
  • In Search of Hezbollah [long]

    04/17/2004 11:16:39 PM PDT · by Russian Sage · 2 replies · 14+ views
    The New York Review of Books ^ | April 29, 2004 | Adam Shatz
    In Search of Hezbollah By Adam Shatz WORKS DRAWN ON FOR THIS ARTICLE [...snip] 1. Beirut used to be known as the Paris of the Middle East, and in the well-to-do Christian and Sunni quarters of the city, the capital of Lebanon still manages to cast a spell. The central business district—a battleground on the dividing line between Christian East Beirut and Muslim West Beirut during the Lebanese civil war—has been rebuilt by a construction firm whose largest shareholder is Lebanon's prime minister, Rafiq Hariri, a billionaire entrepreneur. The cafés are thick with smoke and conversation in Arabic, English, and...
  • Girls suffer gang rape in silence

    04/17/2004 10:12:27 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 21 replies · 381+ views
    The Jordan Times ^ | 04/18/04 | Reuters
    Militiamen, known as janjaweed, have been driving farmers and their families out of their villages in what international organisations have called ethnic cleansing and even attempted genocide KUTUM, Sudan (Reuters) — Khadija Adam is not sure how old she is, but the hospital nurse guesses between nine and 11. Khadija does know she was gang raped by Arab militiamen. Older girls usually manage to escape the marauders but the younger ones are caught, says Hawa, head nurse at the only hospital in the west Sudan town of Kutum, which has been taking in between one and four victims of gang...
  • Christian Pastor Martyred After Watching "Jesus" Film

    04/16/2004 11:23:52 PM PDT · by miltonim · 29 replies · 628+ views
    The pastor of a small church in Pakistan was killed near Lahore after watching the world famous film "JESUS" with his wife and four children, Christian broadcaster Mission Network News (MNN) reported Friday, April 9, citing a leading human rights organization. MNN quoted the Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) as saying that the attack happened last week, April 2, when Pastor George Masih's, wife Aniata opened the door to go outside after the movie finished. "Two masked attackers burst in, one grabbed Aniata while the other shot George in the face and then hit him with the butt of the...
  • The Mask Slips in Gaza (Palestinians waging Jihad in disguise)

    04/15/2004 6:26:27 AM PDT · by Mark Felton · 4 replies · 23+ views
    Front page news ^ | 4/15/04 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    All the hard work, all the bribes to diplomats and members of the media, all the subventions to public relations firms, all the enrolling in the Jihad against Israel even of “Christian” Muslims among the “Palestinian” Arabs such as Hanan Ashrawi, Naim Ateek, and Archbishop Sabbah, may now come to naught. With the Palestinian Authority (PA) inviting Hamas into its government, and with the Christian population among the “Palestinian” Arabs now so small (it was once over 20%, and now hovers under 3%, for they are all fleeing the thoroughly Islamized PA), the true nature of the Palestinian nationalist movement...
  • Budapest: Palestinian Imam planned to bomb Holocaust museum

    04/13/2004 4:04:00 PM PDT · by yonif · 1 replies · 56+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Apr. 13, 2004 | JPOST.COM AND AP
    Police arrested the spiritual leader of a small Islamic community in Budapest Tuesday during a visit President Moshe Katsav and suggested he was planning to bomb the city's Jewish museum. Two Syrians also were detained on related charges. Israeli officials and diplomats had earlier spoken of three Arab suspects arrested in the Hungarian capital on suspicion they were planning to kill Katsav. But senior law enforcement officials in Hungary denied that Katsav was the target of the planned attack. "During my meting with the Hungarian President, they told me that I may have been the target, but afterwards the information...
  • Passover Holiday Could Have Been Bitter [10 Major Terror Attacks intercepted over holiday]

    04/13/2004 11:37:13 AM PDT · by yonif · 6 replies · 153+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 18:19 Apr 13, '04 / 22 Nisan 5764
    Now that the Passover holiday has thankfully passed without major incident, it can be detailed that Israel's security forces prevented no fewer than ten serious terror attacks planned for the weeklong holiday. Among the attempted Palestinian terror attacks were a biological bomb including AIDS-infected blood that was to be detonated in Tel Aviv on the eve of the holiday. The Fatah cell planning the attack was apprehended before it could construct the extra-dangerous bomb. Medical experts said, however, that the chances of actually contracting AIDS in such an attack were small, as the infected blood would have to not merely...
  • Houston, We Have a Problem...[Saudi killer of Jew Hijacks his Plea]

    04/13/2004 7:10:10 AM PDT · by happygrl · 29 replies · 700+ views
    The Islam Commentaries ^ | April 12, 2004 | William Welty
    Way back a lifetime ago, on 14 January 2004 we published an op-ed piece in these Islam Commentaries about Jihad coming to Houston, Texas. A Muslim man named Mohammed Ali Alayed embraced the conservative tenets of Islam through a faith reawakening (I use this term reluctantly), murdered a Jew, and then confessed to the crime, which his own roommate witnessed as a near decapitation of the Jewish victim, Ariel Sellouk. We were astonished that the world press reported that Houston police said they didn't have a clue as to why Mohammed Ali Alayed killed Ariel Sellouk. On Easter Sunday, seemingly...
  • The Ethos of Islam (Not just willing to die but imbued with a passion to kill)

    04/13/2004 10:24:33 AM PDT · by Maven007 · 6 replies · 53+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Apr. 12, 2004 | Mordechai Nisan
    In 1992, the socialist government in Madrid promoted legislation that recognized Islam's ancient tradition in the country, considering Spanish identity harmoniously interwoven with the Koranic religion. But the Muslim interpretation of Islam in Spain, beginning with conquest in 711 and ending in 1492, had a more militant twist. Scholar M. Amir Ali commented that Spain had actually been liberated by Muslim forces and its tyrants removed. Reflecting on March 11, as Muslim terrorism killed 200 and wounded 1,400 in Madrid, one wonders whether one day this event will also not be commemorated as a liberating moment. Central to the attitude...
  • Muslims Kill 48 in Nigeria's Latest Incidence of Religious Violence

    02/29/2004 3:22:06 PM PST · by miltonim · 1 replies · 489+ views
    International Christian Concern ^ | 2/25/04 | AP DULUE MBACHU
    Muslims Kill 48 in Nigeria's Latest Incidence of Religious Violence Suspected Muslim militants armed with guns and bows and arrows killed at least 48 people in an attack on a farming village in central Nigeria. Most of the victims died as they sought refuge in a church, police said Wednesday. The latest bout of Muslim-Christian violence in the region occurred Tuesday night in Yelwa, a mainly Christian town in Nigeria's Plateau State, police commissioner Innocent Ilozuoke said. Army and police reinforcements helped restore calm, Ilozuoke told a news conference in Jos, the state capital. The killings appeared to be the...
  • Reports: Bomb blast in Turkey kills 2

    03/09/2004 1:55:10 PM PST · by yonif · 14 replies · 1,825+ views
    Penn Live ^ | 3/9/2004 | Associated Press
    ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) — A bomb exploded at a building housing a Masonic lodge Tuesday, killing at least two people and wounding five others, reports said, months after four suicide attacks struck this city. NTV television said police blamed the attack on a suicide bomber. CNN-Turk said a man chanting, "Allah, Allah," entered the building and detonated a bomb. Authorities evacuated the building in case a second explosive was inside. Officials sent ambulances and firefighters to the scene in the residential Kartal district, the Anatolia news agency said. One of the injured was reported in critical condition, television reports said....
  • Endless Jihad - The Truth about Islam and Violence

    03/10/2004 12:02:04 AM PST · by miltonim · 5 replies · 605+ views
    Endless JihadThe Truth about Islam and Violence Jihad. It was once a word unfamiliar to American ears. But in recent years it has become all too familiar. The actions of Muslim militants and terrorists have seared the word into American consciousness. Yet even with thousands of innocent civilians killed on American soil by Islamic terrorists, the full significance of the Muslim concept of jihad has not been grasped by the American public. In the days after September 11, 2001, American leaders rushed to portray Islam as a peaceful religion that had been "hijacked" by a fanatical band of terrorists. One...
  • Texas missionary killed in Iraq

    03/16/2004 3:30:40 PM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 18 replies · 1,676+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | March 15, 2004 | The Dallas Morning News Staff
    Texas missionary killed in Iraq 12:43 PM CST on Tuesday, March 16, 2004From Staff and Wire Reports FORT WORTH — A Rowlett man is one of four U.S. missionaries killed in a drive-by attack in Iraq. The Virginia-based Southern Baptist International Mission Board identified the dead Texan as David E. McDonnall, 28, of Rowlett. McDonnall died Tuesday morning on a helicopter that was transporting him to a military hospital in Baghdad after four U.S. military surgeons worked for six hours to save his life, the mission board said. McDonnall's wife, Carrie Taylor McDonnall, 26, remains in critical condition, the mission...
  • 17 Kosovo churches, monasteries and convents looted or set ablaze

    03/18/2004 2:55:28 PM PST · by konijn · 27 replies · 3,573+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu 18 March, 2004 21:22 | Fredrik Dahl
    Serbs brace for more attacks Thu 18 March, 2004 21:22 By Fredrik Dahl PRISTINA, Serbia and Montenegro (Reuters) - Albanians have set fire to Serb churches across Kosovo in a second day of attacks as NATO boosted its force by 1,000 and vowed to stamp out ethnic violence with "robust" action. Serbia and Montenegro's Defence Minister Boris Tadic said he expected more violence in the majority Albanian province and appealed to NATO to do more to calm the "terrible situation". "I am afraid there will be more attacks during the night. This is an emergency situation and we need the...
  • Spain's Bombers Targeted Jewish Center

    04/13/2004 7:05:09 AM PDT · by Valin · 1 replies · 70+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/13/04 | Emma Pinedo
    MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish police have arrested at least two more Moroccans over the Madrid train bombings, a court official said Tuesday, while a newspaper reported that the bombers had planned to attack a Jewish meeting center. The latest suspects were arrested Monday and Tuesday around the southern coastal city of Malaga, the official said. Government officials in Malaga said three North Africans had been arrested in connection with the March 11 attacks and transferred to Madrid. "Apparently, a material author of the attack stayed temporarily in an apartment in Malaga," Carlos Rubio, the Madrid government's deputy representative in the...
  • Hungary foils 'anti-Israel plot'

    04/13/2004 5:53:52 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 3 replies · 27+ views
    BBC ^ | 13 April, 2004 | BBC
    Hungarian police have arrested three men on suspicion of planning an attack during a visit by the Israeli President, Moshe Katsav. The men were thought to be planning a "terrorist act" related to the visit, police said, giving no further details. It is not yet clear if President Katsav was the intended target. President Katsav arrived in Hungary on Tuesday for a three-day visit, during which he is scheduled to inaugurate a memorial for Holocaust victims. A police official quoted by the Reuters news agency said the men were planning a bomb attack on the Holocaust memorial. No information was...
  • Fallujah terrorists threaten Christians

    04/11/2004 11:14:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies · 331+ views
    WND ^ | : April 11, 2004 | staff
    A terror group in the embattled Iraqi town of Fallujah issued an Easter threat to begin killing Christians and destroying churches if the U.S.-led coalition forces didn’t lift the siege of the city. In addition, kidnappers of a presumed American citizen in Iraq have threatened to kill him, the Al Jazeera satellite television station reported yesterday, showing footage of the hostage. The Brigades and Mujahideen called on Pope John Paul and the United Nations to stop the U.S. siege. Al Jazeera said the threats came in a fax it received from a group in Fallujah called "Saraya wal Mujahideen," which...
  • Indonesian Christians blast police over Easter shooting by Muslims

    04/11/2004 7:24:58 PM PDT · by Destro · 7 replies · 35+ views ^ | April 12, 2004 | Irvan NR
    April 12, 2004 Christians blast police over Easter shooting Irvan NR, The Jakarta Post, Palu, Central Sulawesi Christians here lashed out at security forces for failing to protect them from Saturday's Easter shooting by unidentified gunmen in Poso regency, Central Sulawesi, despite recent police reinforcements. The protest was swiftly staged by residents in the predominately Christian town of Tentena around one hour after the attack on Tabernacle Church in Kilo village, Poso Pesisir subdistrict, which injured seven people including a four-year old girl. The protesters gathered en masse in Tentena and checked every vehicle passing through the town. Poso Police...
  • Sudan Peace Talks Stall on Islamic Law

    04/11/2004 9:15:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies · 52+ views
    VOA ^ | 4-11-04
    Peace talks aimed at ending Sudan's long civil war have stalled over whether the capital Khartoum should remain under Islamic law. Mediators in the talks between the government and the Sudan People's Liberation Army had expected a framework peace agreement to be signed Saturday or Sunday. But Sudan's Foreign Minister Osman Ismail said Saturday that the two sides were at odds over the government's desire for Khartoum to remain subject to Islamic law. The rebels from mostly Christian and animist southern Sudan want non-Muslims to be exempt from Islamic law, known as Sharia. Mr. Ismail says he still believes an...
  • Serb priest regains consciousness after NATO raid in Bosnia

    04/09/2004 3:04:29 PM PDT · by joan · 67 replies · 533+ views
    AFP ^ | April 9, 2004
    SARAJEVO (AFP) Apr 09, 2004 A Serbian Orthodox priest injured in a NATO raid in Bosnia eight days ago has regained consciousness, a hospital spokeswoman said Friday. Priest Jeremija Starovlah was awake but on a life-support machine and remained in a critical condition, spokeswoman Amra Odobasic said from a hospital in the northern town of Tuzla. She said the priest's son, Aleksandar, remained in a coma with no sign of improvement. The pair were injured when US and British troops blew down the door of their house during a search for indicted war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic. Bosnian Serbs and...
  • Fire at Montreal Jewish school condemned (Muslims in Canada)

    04/08/2004 10:33:27 PM PDT · by miltonim · 5 replies · 44+ views ^ | April 2004 | News Staff
    Montreal's Jewish community is both fearful and enraged, after an attack on a Jewish elementary school. The prime minister has condemned the attack as racist, revolting and un-Canadian. The early morning fire Monday in the library of the United Talmud Torahs elementary school destroyed books and computers. Police say someone broke the windows of the library and firebombed the school. The school was closed for Passover and no one was injured. Martin called the fire a cowardly and racist act. "This is not my Canada. This is not our Canada," he told reporters in Burlington, Ont. "They are attacking all...
  • Sudan government, Darfur rebels sign ceasefire deal

    04/08/2004 8:53:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 134+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/8/04 | AFP - Ndjamena
    NDJAMENA (AFP) - The Sudanese government and rebels from the western Darfur region signed a deal on a ceasefire and humanitarian arrangements after over a year of fighting that has claimed more than 10,000 lives. Under the terms of the deal signed after talks in the Chadian capital Ndjamena attended by Chad's President Idriss Deby, the parties agreed to cease hostilities within 72 hours, for a renewable period of 45 days. They also agreed to guarantee safe passage for humanitarian aid to the stricken region, to free prisoners of war, and to disarm militias who have been blamed for much...
  • Why do Russians help Serbs?

    04/08/2004 11:30:47 AM PDT · by joan · 21 replies · 165+ views
    RIAN ^ | April 8, 2004
    The other day I interviewed Georgy Poltavchenko, presidential representative in the Central Federal District. He told me that the district board had decided that the 18 Federation members of the district, the core regions of Russia, would provide financial assistance to Serbs. This is not the humanitarian aid that the Russian government is providing to Serbian refugees forced from their homes by the recent outbreak of violence in Kosovo. Several planeloads of humanitarian cargoes were then dispatched to Belgrade by the Emergencies Ministry and Minister Sergei Shoigu accompanied them. But it was an emergency situation. The initiative of the Central...
  • Islamic Threat Now Faces Belgian Jewish Community

    04/08/2004 11:13:59 AM PDT · by ambrose · 22 replies · 155+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4.08.04
    Islamic Threat Now Faces Belgian Jewish Community 18:05 Apr 08, '04 / 17 Nisan 5764 ( According to a report aired on the Channel 1 TV Erev Hadash news magazine program, Belgium?s Jewish community has been threatened by the European wing of the Arab League. An Arab League official approached community leaders, placing an emphasis on the diamond merchants, warning that continued support for Israel might lead to an attack against them. The report added that the Jewish community is taking the threats seriously, and have already contacted elected Jewish officials, the local police, and the nation?s justice minister. A...
  • Uncertain Future for the Serbian Refugees

    04/08/2004 9:24:05 AM PDT · by MarMema · 71 replies · 245+ views
    Balkanalysis ^ | 04-08-04 | Christopher Deliso
    According to the Serbian government, the Albanian riots of March 17-19 in Kosovo resulted in 9 Serbs killed, 143 wounded, 15 missing, and 3,205 displaced. Hundreds of homes were destroyed, and 15 towns and villages ethnically cleansed. Most important of all for Serbian culture, 35 churches and monasteries were destroyed and 3 cemeteries desecrated. Eyewitness reports indicate that the Albanian mobs were armed with machine guns, AK-47's, pistols, rifles, and hand grenades, not to mention rocks and improvised cluster bombs (Molotov cocktails filled with nails). An informed source claims that four of the Serbs killed had been shot by illegal...
  • Target List Revealed

    04/08/2004 4:50:21 AM PDT · by miltonim · 8 replies · 63+ views
    An alleged al Qaeda "planning memo" lists specific nationalities and occupations to be targeted, with Americans and British citizens topping the list, according to a televised report. The document, shown on NBC's "Today" programme on Friday, was described as "a planning memo from al Qaeda that lists who terrorists should target." It ranks nationalities to target by importance, starting with Americans and British, followed by Spanish, Australians, Canadians and Italians, the report said. It said businessmen and economists were first on the list of those specific occupations to be targeted, followed by diplomats, scholars and scientists, tourists and entertainment tours....
  • More Details On Christian Arrested (Saudi Arabia)

    04/08/2004 4:20:47 AM PDT · by miltonim · 13 replies · 94+ views
    ICC has received more details on the case of Brian O'Connor, the Indian National Christian arrested and allegedly tortured by the Saudi Religious Police (the Muttawa). The Police at the Olaya (Riyadh) police station state that he is locked up on account of preaching Christianity and other charges which are drug related and for selling liquor. These are typical charges (drug charges) for those the Saudi's suspect of spreading the Gospel. The Police have again stated that they have no proof of the these charges but the charges were made by the Muttawa. We are also getting a report that...
  • Terror and Tolerance [No more]

    03/30/2004 5:36:22 PM PST · by abu afak · 5 replies · 95+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/30/04 | Jean-Christophe Mounicq
    <p>The morning of Jan. 29, upon hearing about the attack on a bus in Jerusalem, I did not experience the expected emotion. It seemed such a "normal" thing, and I have not enough tears to shed for people I do not know.</p>
  • President Bush Condemns Atrocities in Sudan

    04/08/2004 3:19:56 AM PDT · by miltonim · 4 replies · 32+ views
    International Christian Concern ^ | 4/7/04 Sudan | White House
    President Bush Condemns Atrocities in Sudan Today President Bush spoke our against the atrocities in Sudan when he delivered the following statement from the White House: "New fighting in the Darfur region of Sudan has opened a new chapter of tragedy in Sudan's troubled history. The Sudanese Government must immediately stop local militias from committing atrocities against the local population and must provide unrestricted access to humanitarian aid agencies. I condemn these atrocities, which are displacing hundreds of thousands of civilians, and I have expressed my views directly to President Bashir of Sudan. For more than two and one half...
  • FAITH UNDER FIRE Sudan slave 'crucified' by master

    04/07/2004 10:42:50 AM PDT · by philosofy123 · 12 replies · 859+ views | April 7, 2004
    After being nailed to a board by his master and left for dead – the last in a series of torturous acts – a Sudanese Dinka boy escaped from his bondage and lived to tell his horrific story. The story of "Joseph," a Christian, is told in a recent newsletter of the Persecution Project Foundation, an organization that monitors Christian persecution in Africa. PPF's Brad Phillips recently returned from visiting Joseph, who originally was sold into slavery at age 7 in 1987. "I had the privilege of spending a day with this amazing boy who is now called Joseph," Phillips...
  • Muslims Riot and Burn Down Churches and Jail (Nigeria)

    04/07/2004 3:31:45 AM PDT · by miltonim · 9 replies · 187+ views
    International Christian Concern ^ | 4/6/04 | Barnabas Fund
    Muslims in Makarfi town, Kaduna State, have burnt down nine churches and a police station, citing a young Christian's desecration of the Qur'an as the excuse. On April 3rd a young Christian fled for his life across the town of Makarfi to the police station, where he took refuge from an angry mob of Muslims. The mob issued a demand for his release, presumably so they could kill him, but the police refused. They therefore set fire to the police station and went on to torch nine churches (of at least three different denominations) and two houses of pastors. Shops...
  • Albanian Muslims Target Christian Churches, Cemeteries and Monasteries (Kosovo March 2004)

    04/07/2004 3:03:18 AM PDT · by miltonim · 12 replies · 152+ views
    International Christian Concern ^ | 4/6/04 | Barnabas Fund
    Violence being perpetrated by aggrieved Albanians is centering on Christian churches, cemeteries and monasteries. Thirty-one people have been killed and more than 40 religious sites, mostly churches, have been destroyed in large-scale violence which erupted once again in Kosovo on March 17th. The authorities in Kosovo, largely Albanian Muslim, have taken very little action against the perpetrators of the violence. The immediate cause of this latest violence was reported to be the drowning of two Albanian boys. However it appears that the hostility did not flare up spontaneously, and had in fact been well planned. Neither is it in fact...
  • Kosovo Albanian Muslims calls for a "final solution" to the Serbian minority via "means of violence"

    01/30/2004 10:35:25 AM PST · by Destro · 67 replies · 218+ views
    Editorial Note: The following editorial appeared on the front page of a leading Kosovo Albanian newspaper. The so-called "victims of the Racak massacre" are members of the KLA terrorist organization who died while trying to kill members of the Yugoslav Army and Serbian Police. According to this article anybody who refuses to memorialize these terrorists, (i.e. the Serbs) "cannot be considered as citizens" and should be regarded as "destroyers of this country." The article accuses the Serbs of holding Kosovo hostage and urges "a final solution" to me imposed. This website in no way endorses the content of this editorial....
  • Zanzibar Churches on Guard Following Islamic Attacks (Senegal)

    04/07/2004 2:33:55 AM PDT · by miltonim · 3 replies · 219+ views
    International Christian Concern ^ | 4/6/04 Senegal | Compass
    Churchgoers on the tiny, Muslim dominated island of Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania are aware of a growing threat by Muslim extremists suspected of carrying out recent attacks against church facilities. “There are some people who think they can do away with the Christians, and most of them are coming from outside (the country),” said Father Arbogast Mushi of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Zanzibar. Tensions increased on March 5 when the Islamist group UAMSHO (Revival and Propagation Organization) held an illegal rally despite a government ban imposed after previous demonstrations in which UAMSHO distributed jihad-training videos and literature....
  • Sudan slave 'crucified' by master

    04/06/2004 10:52:23 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 10 replies · 53+ views ^ | Wednesday, April 7, 2004
    After being nailed to a board by his master and left for dead – the last in a series of torturous acts – a Sudanese Dinka boy escaped from his bondage and lived to tell his horrific story. The story of "Joseph," a Christian, is told in a recent newsletter of the Persecution Project Foundation, an organization that monitors Christian persecution in Africa. PPF's Brad Phillips recently returned from visiting Joseph, who originally was sold into slavery at age 7 in 1987. "I had the privilege of spending a day with this amazing boy who is now called Joseph," Phillips...
  • Statement from Kerry on the Situation in the Darfur Region of Sudan and the Lessons of Rwanda

    04/06/2004 7:25:11 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 7 replies · 30+ views
    Statement from Kerry on the Situation in the Darfur Region of Sudan and the Lessons of Rwanda 4/6/2004 7:17:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk Contact: Katharine Lister of John Kerry for President, 202-712-3000 WASHINGTON, April 6 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry issued the following statement today on the situation in the Darfur region of Sudan and the lessons of Rwanda: "As the world pauses to recall in sorrow and regret the genocide that began ten years ago in Rwanda, we must act to prevent an enormous humanitarian tragedy in the Darfur region of Sudan, where fighting...
  • We bombed the wrong side?

    04/06/2004 4:54:40 PM PDT · by DTA · 136 replies · 18,438+ views
    THE NATIONAL POST (Canada) ^ | 2004-04-06 | Maj-Gen. Lewis MacKenzie
    We bombed the wrong side? Lewis MacKenzie Five years ago our television screens were dominated by pictures of Kosovo-Albanian refugees escaping across Kosovo's borders to the sanctuaries of Macedonia and Albania. Shrill reports indicated that Slobodan Milosevic's security forces were conducting a campaign of genocide and that at least 100,000 Kosovo-Albanians had been exterminated and buried in mass graves throughout the Serbian province. NATO sprung into action and, in spite of the fact no member nation of the alliance was threatened, commenced bombing not only Kosovo, but the infrastructure and population of Serbia itself -- without the authorizing United Nations...
  • Islamic Rampage Yields More Death & Destruction Than First Thought (Nigeria)

    04/06/2004 6:18:46 AM PDT · by miltonim · 6 replies · 57+ views
    Religious violence that erupted in the Nigerian state of Plateau a few weeks ago has resulted in the deaths of eight pastors and 1,500 Christian believers, and the destruction of 173 churches. The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) released the names of the martyred pastors who served Baptist, Anglican, Roman Catholic, Assemblies of God and the Evangelical Reformed congregations, as well as the Church of Christ in Nigeria and the Evangelical Church of West Africa. Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency reported that religious violence in Plateau and Nasarawa states has resulted in the displacement of 25,000 people. Bauchi state official...
  • Anti-Christian Jihad Continues

    04/03/2004 1:58:01 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies · 1,375+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Apr 1, 2004 | Robert Spencer
    The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has published an ad in several California newspapers to promote peace between Christians and Muslims. "Like Christians," it says, "Muslims respect and revere Jesus. Islam teaches that Jesus is one of the greatest of God's prophets and messengers to humankind. Like Christians, every day, over 1.3 billion Muslims strive to live by his teachings of love, peace, and forgiveness. Those teachings, which have become universal values, remind us that all of us, Christians, Muslims, Jews, and all others have more in common than we think." I support efforts to diminish prejudice and build...
  • Serbian Orthodox leader, German envoy say UN failing in Kosovo

    04/03/2004 2:27:09 PM PST · by Mark Felton · 11 replies · 37+ views
    cnews ^ | 4/3/04 | cnews
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Kosovo's Serbian Orthodox leader and Germany's United Nations ambassador separately asked the Security Council to re-examine the UN role in running the occupied Serbian province after ethnic violence erupted last month, killing 19 people. Bishop Artemije, head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Kosovo, said Friday the recent violence demonstrates the current policy in the province is a "complete failure." German Ambassador Gunter Pleuger said the violence shows Kosovo has not yet become a multi-ethnic, democratic society, which is what the United Nations expects of it before the council decides its eventual political status. Pleuger, who...
  • Quarry raid leads to bomb fears (Thailand)

    04/02/2004 7:12:44 PM PST · by JimSEA · 1 replies · 51+ views
    Bangkok Post ^ | Saturday 03 April 2004 | RICHARD S. EHRLICH
    Some officials have warned that the April 13-15 Songkran holiday is a likely target date for insurgents to detonate bombs made from the stolen ammonium nitrate. The day before British police seized half a tonne of ammonium nitrate in England, ``insurgents'' in Thailand's Muslim-majority, violent South successfully stole three times that amount, enough for a bomb similar to the explosives which bloodied Istanbul, Riyadh and Bali. ``About 1,500 kilogrammes [3,300 pounds] was the stolen amount'' of ammonium nitrate taken by gunmen from a quarry in southern Thailand, said Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's spokesman, Jakrapob Penkair, in a recorded interview on...
  • Shooting terrorist attack in Israel [Arab terrorist murders Israeli; wounds his daughter]

    04/02/2004 7:30:47 PM PST · by yonif · 10 replies · 191+ views
    Translation from Hebrew to English by me A human being was murdered tonight, and his daughter was injured lightly in a terror shooting attack perpetrated by a terrorist who entered the "Avni Hevetz" community in the Shomron. From a first account report by security officials, it is seen that the terrorist got to the community a little before 1AM, when he is armed in a Kalashnikov rifle, and entered the community through a opening in the fence. He got closer towards a residential house next to the synagogue and knocked on the door. When no one answered, he started to...
  • Shia militia demolish 'debauched' Iraqi village

    04/02/2004 4:17:32 PM PST · by saquin · 10 replies · 194+ views
    The Financial Times (UK) ^ | 4/2/04 | Nicolas Pelham
    A Shia militia group loyal to radical cleric Muqtada Sadr has wiped out a large village in central Iraq which refused to adhere to its puritanical creed, killing many of its inhabitants and forcing the rest to flee. Hundreds of militiamen from the Mahdi's Army group besieged the town of Kawali, 10km south of the city of Diwaniya, with mortars and smashed walls with sledgehammers three weeks ago, reducing to rubble the entire village famed for its dancers and prostitutes since the 1920s. On Friday scavengers scoured the ruins, loading bricks from houses, a school and a mosque into pickup...
  • Four Christians arrested in Egypt

    04/01/2004 8:28:06 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 4 replies · 130+ views
    ekklesia ^ | 3/31/04 | ekklesia
    Four Christians arrested in Egypt -31/3/04 Four Christians have been arrested in Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt after police found that they had Bibles and Christian music tapes in their possession, according to reports received by the Jubilee Campaign. The four Christians - Peter Nady Kamel, Ishaq Dawoud Yassa, John Adel and Andrew Sa'id - all University students at Cairo or Minya Universities. They had gone together to the beach resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh, by the Red Sea, for a Christian retreat and stayed at a hotel. They were arrested in their hotel rooms by local police at 9 a.m...