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Trump has already let the leash off the military giving them more options, and let them coordinate where Obama took that away.
Obama never wanted it to end, makes his masters to much money, and gives control to his prized Islamist.
I don't like Assad, or any of those others, but they where strong men, and kept control of a belligerent people.


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Here is a topic that the doesn't interest the liberals. I believe that the west should take these productive Christians. Canada needs more people and these Chritians and Jews will never commit any acts of terror. Look at what the islamists are doing in Egypt. i am sure that to a greater of lesser extent this is also going on in all other muslim nations.

Jews, Christians and Another Jihadi Pogrom In Egypt

From the lips of a little child - an 8-year-old girl from El Arish, Egypt - comes a heartbreaking message. Her words speak volumes about the violent attacks on Christians that are taking place today in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

"I am very sad," she explained in words too worldly wise for her years, "because I had to leave my friends and my school, and I don't know if I will go back or not.

I saw the threats with my own eyes, on notices and written on the walls of [my] house. I heard what they said to my father on the phone, when they said we had to leave or else they would kill us."

This young girl, along with hundreds of other Christians, was forced to flee for her life because the Islamic State continues to make bloodthirsty threats against Christians: "We swear that we will repay you, oh Egypt's Christians. We will expel you, slaughter you, and subject you to Allah's laws, oh idolaters - oh unclean ones."

And to make sure no one doubts that declaration, ISIS has killed at least seven El Arish Christians in recent days. The believers were shot, burned alive or beheaded. And their bodies were left, like so much rubbish, by the side of the road.

Any Jewish or Christian child who has attended Sunday school or Bible classes has probably heard the wonderful story of the Exodus, and how God miraculously delivered his suffering people from the brutality of Pharaoh.

With Passover approaching next month, the story of the Jews' deliverance will take on even more significance for the people of Israel. And some of them still remember all too well that their people have experienced not just one Exodus from Egypt, but two.

The second departure took place between 1948 and 1970, when a thriving Jewish population of some 90,000 in Egypt was reduced to just a few dozen. Today, only about 10 elderly Jews still live in Egypt.

Thankfully, many of those who were expelled were able to start their lives over in Israel, where the Jewish State offered them a new beginning.

However, as an infamous jihadi saying in the Middle East forebodes, "First the Saturday People, then the Sunday people." Or, in other words, "On Saturday we kill the Jews and on Sunday, we kill the Christians."

Today, thanks to strong military deterrence and wise diplomacy, Israel is at peace with Egypt. But the "Saturday people" in Israel are watching a horrifying scenario unfold in Egypt, which, for some of them, recalls their own suffering.

And it's taking place somewhere not far away.

A pogrom against Christians has begun in the north of Sinai, a part of Egypt that Israel conquered during a defensive war, and later - for the sake of peace - gave back to the Egyptian government. Today, rockets are periodically fired from Sinai into Israel.

Meanwhile, the Coptic Christians in the Northern Sinai - the "Sunday people" - are running for their lives. And for good reason.

One of the women who fled along with the 8-year-old girl told a MEMRI interviewer the horrifying scene in her home. The reporter recounted:

There was a knock on her door one night, and when her son opened it, terrorists burst in, shot him dead, and then searched the house for the other men of the family. They found her elderly husband and shot him too, and then they stole her jewelry and set the house on fire.

Unfortunately, persecution of Christians in Egypt isn't a new situation. But since 2011, violence against Christians has been escalating. As I wrote in the Huffington Post in 2013,

There is a pattern of attacks on Coptic Christians ... at the hand of radical Islamists. These assaults have increased exponentially since the Muslim Brotherhood rose to power following the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak's government.

Incidents of violence against Copts are usually underreported in the western media, and my friend and Hudson Institute colleague Samuel Tadros, who is in close touch with the Coptic community in Egypt, provides some perspective.

"In the past two years from April 2011 until today," Tadros told me, "59 Copts have been murdered: 28 in Maspero, four in Abu Qurqas, six in Imbaba, 12 in Mansheyet Nasser, one in Libya, one in Dahshur, and at least eight in Khosous.

"Besides the fatalities, 714 Copts have been wounded and not one assailant has been tried for those attacks.

"114 Coptic families have had their property looted; 112 have been forced to leave their homes.

"24 churches have been attacked, 4 of which have been completely destroyed.

"Eight Copts, including three children, have been imprisoned for insulting Islam."

In July 2013, the demise of the Muslim Brotherhood at the hand of Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi kindled hope in the Coptic Christian community, which comprises roughly 10 percent of Egypt's population, numbering some 9 or 10 million.

Optimism increased as Sisi publicly reached out a hand of friendship to the Coptic Pope, while calling on the Islamic leadership in Egypt to moderate Islam.

But today there is growing disappointment. Change - real change - has not begun to appear.

Last May, a riot - based on a salacious rumor - led to ferocious violence against a Coptic family in El-Karm, located in Egypt's southern province of Minya. Some 300 raging Islamists stripped a 70-year-old mother naked and paraded her, shamed and weeping, through the streets of her hometown, while torching seven Christian houses.

Then, on December 11, a suicide bomber attacked St. Peter and St. Paul Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo, killing 29 and injured dozens. MEMRI reported, "Jihadis took to social media to express their satisfaction, even before any organization claimed responsibility.

Many ISIS supporters shared posts on social media ... explaining why Egypt's Coptic Christians deserve punishment, while others vowed that Egyptian Christians will either be expelled or slaughtered."

Today, the hopes of Egypt's Copts have been all but extinguished. Hundreds if not thousands of Christians have permanently left the country.

The Economist put it this way:

It has been over two years since Mr. Sisi, an observant Muslim, lamented that some of his co-religionists were becoming "a source of worry, fear, danger, murder and destruction to all the world."

He urged Egyptian clerics to push back against the jihadists of Islamic State. Egypt itself was a victim, he said: Angry Islamists have attacked the government, and an affiliate of IS battles the army in Sinai. To combat such extremism, "a religious revolution" was needed, said Mr. Sisi - and Al-Azhar, the Sunni world's oldest seat of learning, should take the lead.

But the clerics ... have largely resisted Mr. Sisi's appeal. Though al-Azhar bills itself as moderate, critics say that it has allowed hardliners to remain in senior positions and failed to reform its curriculums, which include centuries-old texts often cited by extremists.

It has blocked efforts at social reform and tried to censor its critics. "Nothing has been done since the president called for renewing religious discourse," said Helmi al-Namnam, the culture minister, last August.

Some hold onto the frail hope that Sisi - who is seeking a way to resettle the Christians who have fled North Sinai - will find a way to crack down on the jihadi violence against Christians. Others have lost any confidence that relief will come, particularly in light of the seemingly endless bloodshed in the greater Middle East.

My friend Mina Abdelmalak - a Coptic activist based in Washington, DC - first brought the present attacks on the Sinai Christians to my attention. I asked him for his thoughts on the current situation. "Generally," he told me,

I understand that the Egyptian military is facing a great challenge in Sinai, and it doesn't seem like they are capable of restoring control.

However, the attack against the Copts in El-Arish has been taking place for some time now, and the Egyptian government knows that Copts are a target for ISIS. So, either the government could have helped to evacuate the Copts from there. Or they could have done their job and secured their safety.

What happened in El Arish sends a message: The Egyptian government and military don't really care about the safety and wellbeing of the Copts.

Christians in the Muslim world have been the victims of their careless, complicit governments and Islamic terrorism for so long now that our communities are vanishing in our home countries. El-Arish isn't the first place where they'll manage to destroy the Coptic existence. And it won't be the last.

Will today's Christian believers, who are suffering persecution in the Middle East, be delivered in some new, modern-day Exodus? And if so, where will they go? There is no Israel - no well-defended home country - for Middle East Christians.

Meanwhile, Israel also watches and wonders. The Jewish state is said to be quietly cooperating with Egypt in its war against ISIS terrorists in the Sinai. And, as writer Micah Halpern pointed out in The Jerusalem Post, despite the fact that the Western media barely acknowledges the plight of Christians in the Middle East, there is good reason for Israel to pay close attention.

The massacres of Christians in the Middle East have barely made a blip on the radar of the Western news media.

Sisi is reacting much the way Western media is reacting. The Copts are not a part of the mainstream; they don't belong. Their tradition, their practice, looks nothing like Western Christianity.

There are no significant populations and affiliations outside of Egypt to take up the battle cry and defend them. Libya and Sudan have small Coptic communities, but they're not going to make waves and risk their relative safety to help out in Egypt.

Western Catholic and Protestant groups are not connected to these Christians who are part of the Eastern Church, sometimes referred to as the National Churches.

That leaves Israel and Jews around the world.

Defense of Egypt's Christian community is not purely selfless. We have, as they say, skin in the game. We must call attention to the plight of the Christians under ISIS and other oppressors in order to make certain that moderate regimes in the region remain stable.

The deadly "Saturday people, Sunday people" threat continues to menace the Middle East, Europe and beyond. It is being acted out wherever jihadis are given a free hand to impose their seventh-century violence on 21st-century Jews and Christians.

Bloodthirsty Islamist attacks impose indescribable grief and loss on those who manage to survive. Just ask the Iraqi and Syrian Christian survivors of the ISIS genocide.

They are caught between their utterly devastated and unsafe ancient homelands, and a world that turns a blind eye and cold shoulder to their suffering.

Will Egypt's Christians be next?

Originally published at The Algemeiner - reposted with permission.
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That's what the west will look like if this isn't stopped soon, or now.
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Trump Airstrike Paved the Way for ISIS to Attack Christian Town Protected by Syrian Army
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When George W. Bush attacked Iraq and the Saddam Hussein regime, millions of Americans rejoiced as the president took unilateral measures to overthrow the evil dictator’s powerful hold over the country. Bush was successful with his stated goal, regime change, but for Iraqi Christians, life would never be the same.

One 2016 publication stated the Christian population in Iraq fell by 80 percent in just a decade following the US invasion. CNN stated Christianity was “in peril” after ISIS took control of the country. And The New York Times questioned if this generation would see the end of Christianity in the Middle East. Oh how quickly it seems American Christians forget the toll taken on their Middle Eastern brothers and sisters when regimes change, and terrorists take over. But that is precisely what will happen if the United States has its way with Syria, the way it did in Iraq. Yet it seems millions of American Christians have pledged their prayer support for the president’s preemptive strike on Syria.

Evangelist and pastor of Harvest Church, Greg Laurie, issued the following statement.

The United States of America has struck chemical and weapons sites in Syria with Tomahawk and Cruise missiles!
President Trump, commenting on the horrific attacks of the Syrian Government on it’s own people, including children with Sarin gas said,
‘No child of God should ever suffer such horror’
Pray for our leaders and military and the innocent victims of Syria!
May God protect and bless the United States of America.

While no official investigation was conducted by anyone to determine whether or not it was moderate rebels, ISIS rebels, White Hats (many of whom are self-professed former rebels), the Russians, or the Syrian Army, before Donald Trump and his war machine began dropping bombs on Syrian airfields. Yet, powerful Christian leaders, such as Laurie, have swallowed the U.S. government’s narrative, hook, line, and sinker.

The blind belief in the U.S. government’s narrative belies the fact the government has lied to the American people before in an attempt to have their way with the world’s dictators. The Bush administration said Saddam had Weapons of Mass Destruction (as in nuclear weapons), but there were none. After the invasion was complete, a mad search was conducted and there were no weapons of mass destruction found.

One pastor who’s very close to Trump is Pastor Mark Burns. The South Carolina pastor of the Harvest Praise and Worship Center in Easley, is also considered by some to be Trump’s “Most Vocal Pastor.” Burns, who claims to receive bi-weekly briefings from the White House on “politics, legislation & faith,” posted a simple prayer request on his Facebook page:

Praying for the Children in Syria and our US Military Forces.

But what if both Laurie and Burns changed their prayer for life to include the Syrian Christian Church? How would that simple change affect the narrative? If you speak to Iraqi Christians today, they’ll probably tell you they wish the Americans never dropped their first bombs in Iraq. While Saddam may have been an evil tyrant and ruled with an iron fist, the Christian church and population in Iraq never suffered the genocidal fate it now confronts.

According to at least one news source, the military base the Americans attacked with dozens of cruise missiles was the only thing standing between jihadists and the complete destruction of a Christian town in Northern Syria called Mhardeh. The ancient Christian population there faces extinction by ISIS, who’ve been attacking them as late as this week. According to one news source:

The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) launched several artillery shells towards the predominately Christian city of Mhardeh in northern Hama today.

As a result of today’s attack by the jihadist rebels, the St. George Roman Orthodox Church inside of Mhardeh was damaged, along with several buildings nearby.

According to local activists in northern Hama, the jihadist attack on Mhardeh wounded at least a dozen civilians that were in the vicinity of the St. George Church.

Christians need to be reminded that the same thing which happened to the Iraqi Christian population will occur with the Syrian Christian population and has already taken place throughout many areas in Syria, thanks in part to U.S. sponsored “moderate” rebels.

The facts are, even as Bashar al-Assad told Barbara Walters in a 20/20 interview several years ago, Syrians are also fighting the war on terror against Islamic extremists hell bent on destroying their country. And, if House Representative Tulsi Gabbard and Senator Rand Paul are to be believed, the U.S. is funding the extremist groups which are also attacking the Assad regime.

Now, it seems, the country has to worry about a full-blown military invasion of Syria. Standing in the way of the USA and its desire to see regime change take place in Syria, are the Russians, the Iranians, and the silent but highly effective Chinese. It sounds like the making of World War III. If American Christians really want to make a difference to keep their own country out of war, they need to call their congressmen and begin to voice opposition to any military incursion in Syria, and start to pray for the Syrian Christian Church which is on the brink of becoming extinct.
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ISIS: Palm Sunday Blasts Kill Nearly 50 Christians in Egypt
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Over the weekend as Coptic Christians celebrated Palm Sunday in Egypt, ISIS sent two suicide bombers to destroy their church services. Forty-seven died and 100 were wounded in two separate attacks in Tanta and Alexandria. Three police officers are among the dead who prevented a jihadist from entering St. Mark’s Cathedral.

Images from surveillance cameras show the devastating blasts. In one, a man tries to enter St. Mark’s in Alexandria but is turned away by an officer who directed him through a metal detector. But before going through, he detonates his suicide vest.

The Daily Mail, which published graphic images of the aftermath and videos of the blasts, has the details:

The atrocity, which followed another attack in Tanta, was thought to have been aimed at Pope Tawadros II, leader of the ancient Coptic church, who was worshipping in St Mark's at the time but escaped unharmed.

The dead officers were named as Ahmed Ibrahim, Brigadier General Nagwa El-Haggar and Emad El-Rakiby.

The blasts, claimed by Islamic State, came at the start of Holy Week leading up to Easter, and just weeks before Pope Francis is due to visit the Arab world's most populous country.

Egyptian President El-Sissi has now declared a state of emergency for three months.

The other bombing happened a few hours before inside St. George’s Church in Tanta and was reportedly near the altar. The priest leading the service was injured and almost 30 worshippers died.

President Trump met with the Egyptian president earlier this month at the White House and tweeted his response:
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Followers of the religion of piss have been busy in 2017.

"Spit on the Cross or Die"
Muslim Persecution of Christians, January 2017

ccording to the Christian Association of Nigeria, 900 Christian churches have been destroyed in 12 northern states that adopted Islamic law, in the early 2000s.

A blasphemy case was registered against Shaan Taseer — son of Salman Taseer, a human rights activist and defender of persecuted Christians who was assassinated by Muslims — for saying "Merry Christmas." — Pakistan.

Thanks to dishonest Muslim translators, immigration officials are rejecting asylum applications from Muslim converts to Christianity from Iran and Afghanistan during what one pastor characterized as "kangaroo court" hearings. Rev. Gottfried Martens accused the "almost exclusively Muslim translators" of deliberately mistranslating their responses to disqualify their applications. — Germany.

Tragic stories of Christian experiences under the Islamic State continued to emerge throughout the month of January. A Christian doctor who forfeited the chance to escape his Syrian village after ISIS had captured it because he wanted to stay and help the sick and needy, both Christian and Muslim, was kidnapped by the Muslim terrorists and ordered to renounce Christ for Muhammad. When he refused, they publicly slaughtered him. Similarly, after ISIS ordered another Christian youth in Syria to embrace Islam, he too refused and was slaughtered for it. His mother — who was prevented from burying her martyred son's body — recalled that when ISIS first invaded their village, he reminded her of Jesus' assertion in the New Testament: "If you deny me before men I will deny you before the Father."

After members of ISIS raided the home of Zarefa, an elderly Christian woman in Iraq, they discovered crucifixes and Christian icons. "They forced me to spit on the Cross," she recalled.

"I told them that it was not appropriate, that it was a sin. He said that I must spit. 'Don't you see that I have a gun?' he asked me. I said to myself, 'Oh, the Cross! I am weak, I will spit on you. But Lord, I ask you to take revenge for me. I cannot escape from this.'"

According to the report, "The shame is still visible on Zarefa's face when she recounts the memory; her town, Qaraqosh, is liberated now, but she is still recovering from the traumatic two years that are only just behind her."

A Christian widow and her teenage son from the Nineveh plains of Iraq recounted their treatment after ISIS took their village. The boy described how the militants once marched him "by men in orange suits, held at gunpoint by a group of Daesh [ISIS] children."

"The children executed them with pleasure... Another time I ran into a big crowd on the street. There was a woman; her hands and feet were tied. The Daesh terrorists drew a circle around her. If she got out of the circle, she would live, but that was impossible because she was tied. While her relatives were crying and begging for a pardon, the Jihadists threw stones at her until she died."

After being made to watch several such execution, the militants told him: "If you do not convert to Islam, we will shoot you as well." The boy, who was 14 at the time, added: "That is when I converted to Islam. From that time on, we concealed that we were Christians." Later, when the jihadis discovered he was wearing a crucifix around his neck, they beat him and sent him to an Islamic "correctional camp" where he was indoctrinated in the Koran for a month.

"I was hit whenever I could not answer their questions [about Muslim doctrine] the way they wanted me to, and my mother was stung with long needles because she had not studied anything from the Koran."

After two years under ISIS, they managed to escape. "Yes, I am embarrassed for having had to profess Islam," the boy said.

The rest of the accounts of Muslim persecution of Christians to surface in January 2017 include, but are not limited to, the following:

Muslim Violence against and Slaughter of Christians

Egypt: Over the course of just 10 days in January, four Christians were slaughtered on three separate occasions. On January 3, a Muslim man crept up behind a Christian man, 45, and slit his throat, because he owned a shop that sold alcohol, which the Muslim deemed "contrary to the Sharia [Islamic law] and the religion [Islam]." On January 6, a married Christian couple (husband 62, wife 55) were found slaughtered in their home in Monufia, north Egypt. Their throats were slit and their bodies had multiple stab wounds. Nothing was stolen from their apartments; relatives say it was a hate crime based on their religion. On Friday, January 13, another Christian man, a young surgeon — well-liked by poor Muslim and Christian locals for providing them with free treatment — was found slaughtered in his apartment in Asyut, southern Egypt. He too had stab wounds to his neck, chest, and back.

Philippines: According to a January 12, 2017 report, a former Muslim convert to Christianity was found slaughtered in his home by local Muslims for apostatizing from Islam. During his time as a Muslim, Datu was hostile to Christianity; when he found that a Christian youth was courting his daughter and the couple wanted to marry, he began to hurl stones at the boy's father, a pastor. Later, when even death threats failed to separate the couple — and after securing a large dowry from the Christian family — Datu agreed to the marriage. During the church ceremony, which was conducted by the bridegroom's father, whom Datu used to stone, the Muslim man was struck by what he heard to the point that he converted to Christianity. He then fled to another town to avoid persecution and study the Bible. When he returned home to visit his family, he was found dead, killed by local Muslims for apostatizing from Islam.

Germany: A court heard how a 27-year-old Muslim intruder named Abubaker broke into the Heilbronn home of a 70-year-old Christian woman described as a "devout Catholic" and "regular churchgoer." He tied her up, abused her, placed a cross in her hands, and strangled her to death. Then he wrote "a series of Arabic and religious messages around the house" — including "It's payback time" in English — before stealing some items and fleeing the scene. The defendant — described as a "strict Muslim" — is of Pakistani descent and grew up in Saudi Arabia. Although his DNA was found on the scene of the murder as well as an imprint of the sole of his red shoes and fibers from his jacket, Abubaker insisted the charges against him were a "lie" and that he was being "framed by a religious conspiracy."

France: Apparently, the slaughter of Fr. Jacques Hamel, when Muslim terrorists marched into his church during morning mass and slit his throat, was just the spectacular tip of an iceberg of Muslim persecution of Christians in France. A new study reveals that "Islamist extremist attacks on Christians in France intensified in 2016, with the country experiencing a 38 percent rise in faith-related incidents. Attacks rose from 273 in 2015 to 376 in 2016," the majority occurring during the last Christmas season. "Many of the attacks took place in churches and other places of worship. One church had its wall vandalised by blasphemous graffiti. A Jesus Christ figure at a Catholic memorial in Fournes-en-Weppes was likewise attacked by the Islamist militants." In response to these hate crimes, growing numbers of clergymen are going as far as to accuse Muslim terrorists of demonic possession. Concerning the murder of Fr. Hamel, right before the Muslim assailant slit his throat, the priest reportedly shouted, "Be gone, Satan!", and during his memorial service, Archbishop Dominique Lebrun called on those "who are tormented by diabolical violence, you who are drawn to kill by a demonic, murderous madness, [to] pray to God to free you from the devil's grip."

Nigeria: On Saturday, January 7 a group of Muslim herdsmen invaded a predominantly Christian village, where they killed six police officers and four civilians, and destroyed houses and a police truck. According to the report"

"The Fulani are the largest nomadic people group in the world and are known for the high level of importance they assign to their cattle. They are predominantly Muslim and often carry out attacks in Nigeria in the name of Islam. However, Nigeria has refused to recognize them as a terrorist group."

Separately, because hundreds of Christians have been slaughtered by Muslim Fulani in recent weeks and months, the Christian Association of Nigeria designated Sunday, January 8, "as a national day of mourning for Christians killed by Muslim Fulani terrorists in southern Kaduna State," said a report. It described the killings as ethnic and religious cleansing by "Islamic fundamentalists disguising as Fulani herdsmen." This contradicts Nigerian President Buhari, a Muslim, who attributes Fulani violence against Christians to "poverty, injustice and the lack of job opportunities." Other analysts, especially in the West, cite climate change and desertification as factors. Christian leaders said Buhari's minimizing of the Fulani attacks "speaks volumes over perceived official endorsement of the dastardly and ungodly acts".

Uganda: On January 15, a Muslim mob consisting of nearly 100 men attacked a Christian church during a prayer meeting. They locked the congregation in, beat several male members with clubs and sticks, tied them up, and then raped 15 women. "Previously," notes the report, "Muslims had only thrown stones at the roof of the church building to disrupt church services of the 500-member congregation." During the attack, a Christian heard a Muslim yell, "Away with the pastor who is converting our Muslims to Christianity." Since two weeks after the attack, the pastor and eight other Christians remain missing.

Pakistan: Muhammad Din and three other Muslim men broke into a Christian household while the man of the house was out working and gang-raped his wife; while doing so they also demanded that she and her family to abandon their home, which is adjacent to the home of Muhammad Din. Before leaving, they set fire to the house; the Christian couples' four children managed to escape the flames, but the rape victim's elderly father could not get out in time and suffered burns. When they rushed the elderly "infidel" to a hospital, treatment was denied him. Since then, the 70-year-old "father of [the] victim of gang rape knocked [on] every door for justice to lodge report against Muslim rapists but due to their influence and contact in government none was ready to register case against them."

Separately, on New Year's Eve, an armed Muslim mob attacked a Christian neighborhood, described as a "mission compound," in Sukkur; 10 Christians were injured. According to the report, "the attackers had tortured the elderly, women, children and men alike." Some of the assailants wore police uniforms. The reason behind the attack is apparently that the Muslims want to evict them from their homes and seize the land for themselves.

Somalia: A report makes clear why the Horn of Africa is now considered the second worst nation in which to be a Christian:

"[T]he mere suspicion [that a Somali has become Christian] leads to a rushed public beheading. Christians cannot raise their children according to their faith and would face severe problems if they attempted to celebrate Christian holidays. In a nutshell, to survive in the country Christians must pretend not to be Christians."

One international law analyst said that "killing Christian converts in Somalia has become very common" and "implied that the converts in North Korea are better off, even though the latter is the world's top Christian persecutor."

Muslim Attacks on Christian Churches

Germany: Muslim vandals devastated a Christian parish in the town of Brühl and wrote Islamic slogans on the walls. According to the report, "the vandals left a 'picture of devastation' [according to police statements], destroying glass panes, breaking doors and writing 'Islamist' slogans on the walls." Despite the Islamic nature of the slogans, police said they "do not assume" they are relevant to the motive for the attack.

Nigeria: According to the Christian Association of Nigeria, 900 Christian churches have been destroyed in 12 northern states that adopted Islamic law, in the early 2000s. In January, the government of one of those sharia-compliant states, Jigawa State, ordered two churches — the Redeemed Christian Church of God and the Lord's Chosen Church — both of which had been operating for more than 25 years, to be bulldozed to the ground; 800 Christians were left without a place to worship. Because authorities did not give church leaders any notice, they were unable to save Bibles, valuables, and other personal possessions. According to the report, "Christians in Jigawa State are suffering increasing persecution and discrimination from their Muslim counterparts and local leaders," many of whom are "hell-bent on enforcing restrictive laws on Christians. These church demolitions are just one example in the bigger picture of systemic persecution in these regions."

Iraq: At least 100 places of worship, mostly Christian, with a few Yazidi temples, have been vandalized or completely demolished in the territories of Mosul and Nineveh Province since June 2014, when the Islamic State captured them, said a report. Locals told how ISIS set fire to the Church of the Immaculate Conception and beheaded its statues: "The jihadists used the church as a shooting range and the mannequins [statues] as targets. The mannequins are completely riddled [with bullets]." St George's Syriac Catholic Church was transformed into an improvised bomb factory; hundreds of bombs and grenades were found there, battle plans were written on church walls, and chemicals were found in the building together with instructions on how to mix them into explosives.

Muslim Attacks on Christian Freedom: No to Apostasy, Blasphemy, and Evangelization

Uganda: At a New Year's celebration, Muslim relatives of Sandra, a 24-year-old former Muslim woman who put her faith in Christ at a Christmas service, coerced her into taking poison. From her hospital bed, she shared her story:

"I had great peace when the pastor prayed for me to take Jesus as my savior.... I later shared my testimony with my brother, who outrightly accused me of being an infidel and an outcast from the family and the Muslim community. I felt great pain inside me because of the insults."

On the following day, Sunday, January 1, her immediate family and a few other relatives gathered together for a meal in the predominantly Muslim village. At one point, a paternal uncle read to her a Bible verse and suggested it meant God would protect her from harm, including illness from ingesting poison.

"He said, 'Do you believe that Issa [Jesus] is able to protect you from poison as written in the Bible?' and I answered 'Yes'.... Immediately I was forced to take the poison to confirm my faith in the Bible, at around midnight. I could not deny the Bible, so I took the rat poison.... I started having severe stomach pains together with vomiting and cried for help. I was taken away from the homestead to a nearby bush. I was tied with a rope to a tree and left to die."

Her desperate cries awoke a Christian neighbor who came to the scene, saw her condition, and rushed her to a local hospital where, last reported, she was in stable condition.

Separately, six Muslims ambushed and beat a church leader after a sheikh, who had been dispatched to assassinate the pastor and destroy his church, ended up converting to Christianity instead.

Algeria: Samir Chamek, a 34-year-old Christian man, was sentenced to one year in prison after a court found him "guilty of insulting Islam and its prophet over items he posted on his Facebook page." The sentencing follows a year-long legal battle. Judicial police were presented with pictures and comments on Chamek's Facebook page, which were described as "accusing the prophet Muhammad of terrorism and murder and comparing the prophet to Hitler, mentioning the persecution and massacre of the Jews."

Pakistan: As happens every month, several Christians were falsely accused of blasphemy by Muslims looking to "settle the score":

An evangelical Christian was arrested on charges of blasphemy and faces the death penalty. According to a complaint by a Muslim, Haji Nadeem, Shahbaz Babu desecrated the Koran by writing his name on some pages, tearing them up and then scattering them on the street in front of a mosque. Although the Muslim admits he did not see the accused in the act, Babu — whom human rights activists say is "completely illiterate" — was nonetheless arrested. In a nation where the mere accusation that an infidel insulted Islam could get the non-Muslim killed by the mob, executed by the state or simply imprisoned, Babu's defenders wonder at the notion that he "is supposed to have desecrated the Qurʾān in secret, but then left the evidence for everyone to see." Others say that he was disliked by the mosque because several members had stopped attending it and listening to the evangelist who is popular in his region.

An imam in Lambanwali accused an elderly Christian of writing and sending to him a series of "derogatory letters" in which he defamed the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Once the blasphemy accusation was made, police promptly stormed the Christian's home in the night and arrested his entire family. Although the man denies the accusation — correctly pointing out that in Pakistan only someone with a death-wish would do what he is accused of doing — he "is likely to face an imprisonment of 10 years while there are assumptions that Section 295-C might be invoked in order to aggravate the punishment to death penalty," said the report.

A blasphemy case was registered against Shaan Taseer — son of Salman Taseer, a human rights activist and defender of persecuted Christians who was assassinated by Muslims — for saying "Merry Christmas."

Five Christian-rights activists were known for their public opposition to the country's blasphemy laws; all went missing the same week.

Iran: "The Iranian government strives to limit the exposure of the majority Muslim Farsi-speaking Iranians to Christianity by banning them from attending church services, especially during the Christmas season," said a report on the conditions of Christians in the Shia-majority nation.

"Such restrictions are in place to slow down the spread of Christianity in the country. In recent years, all churches were strictly banned from holding Farsi Bible study sessions and refrained from any form of evangelistic activities. The official figure for the number of Christians in Iran is 200,000 individuals and only those officially recognized as Christians are allowed to celebrate Christmas in official churches. All others, including Farsi-speaking Christians are not allowed in churches."

Indonesia: A court decided to bar media coverage on the trial of the Chinese-Christian Governor of Jakartaka, known as Ahok. He is charged with insulting Islam and desecrating the Koran. The blasphemy controversy erupted when a video appeared online of Ahok saying that many Muslims misunderstand Koran 5:51 — which commands Muslims not to befriend Jews and Christians. That a Christian would dare try to distort the Koran's call for hostility against Christians and Jews in order to boost his chances at reelection was deemed blasphemous enough to prompt mass riots and calls for his death in Indonesia.

In the same manner, less than one month after Yulius Suharto, a Christian man, was hired to be the sub-district chief of Pajangan, he was fired and relocated to a mostly non-Muslim region, "following a massive lobbying campaign launched on social media by Islamic extremist groups and radical Muslims who targeted him because he is Catholic.... Most officials welcomed the decision to remove the official because he was not Muslim."

Muslim Contempt for and Discrimination against Christians

Pakistan: Back in 2013, after Muslims accused a Christian man living in Joseph Colony of blasphemy against Muhammad, approximately 3,000 Muslims descended on the predominantly Christian neighborhood in Lahore. During the attack they set fire to more than 150 Christian homes, shops, and two churches, and displaced hundreds of Christians. In January 2017, an anti-terrorism court acquitted all 115 ringleaders of the attacks, leaving many Christians, including the victims, bereft of justice. One Christian leader said:

"It's a sheer disappointment. The message is clear for us. Those who attack minorities and openly preach hate can go scot-free. Perhaps the pictures and video footages clearly showing faces was not enough evidence."

Egypt: Prosecutors in Minya province dropped a case against ringleaders of a Muslim mob that stripped naked and paraded a 70-year-old Christian woman in the streets, before plundering and then torching the homes of seven Christian families. Eihab Ramzy, the lawyer of the victim said, "It's a calamity" and pointed out that "preliminary investigations heard testimonies supporting her account from family members and policemen at the scene." Meanwhile, the elderly woman, Souad Thabet, and her family are unable to return to their home due to ongoing Muslim threats. According to Thabet:

"The government is allowing the oppressors to walk free on the streets... This is our village that we were born and raised in.... How can we be the victims and not be able to return to our village and homes? I feel let down for a second time. I feel that nobody is standing by our side."

Kyrgyzstan: In late 2016, approximately 70 people were involved with a mob that dug up the body of a Christian twice and reburied it elsewhere without informing the family. They did so because the deceased "had been a practicing Christian in a village that was overwhelmingly Muslim, and local religious leaders restricted the cemetery to Muslims." In response, only three of the 70 went to trial for their actions and they all received suspended jail sentences.

Bangladesh: Although police manage to rescue some non-Muslim children from the notorious child-trafficking rings that proliferate in the Muslim-majority nation — four were rescued in January — the fate of many more children remains grim. According to the report:

"Over the past seven years, the Bangladeshi police has rescued 72 children from a crime ring led by religious fanatics... [T]he group targets underprivileged indigenous communities most of whose members are Christians, Hindus or Buddhists. The religious extremists belonging to these crime ring[s] entice parents with prospects of a better future for their children, which then end up in [Islamic] madrasas around the country to be forcefully converted to Islam.... The forced religious conversion of young children adds yet another facet to the already severe marginalization of ethnic and religious minorities in Southeast Bangladesh."

Germany: Thanks to dishonest Muslim translators, immigration officials are rejecting asylum applications from Muslim converts to Christianity from Iran and Afghanistan, during what one pastor characterized as "kangaroo court" hearings. Rev. Gottfried Martens accused the "almost exclusively Muslim translators" who "mocked and laughed at" Christian asylum seekers of deliberately mistranslating their responses to disqualify their applications.

"He also referred to attacks on Christian asylum seekers by radical Muslims, and criticised the Catholic Church and the Protestant EKD Church, which had opposed housing Christian and Muslim refugees separately because doing so might suggest religions could not coexist peacefully."

A spokesman for the disqualified Christians said:

"These Christians have either fled from their home countries because of their newfound faith and the persecution they had to face because of it, or have come to believe in Jesus Christ after fleeing to Germany. Sending them back to their countries of origin is completely irresponsible in view of the situation for Christian converts in places like Iran or Afghanistan, because it is truly a matter of life and death."


In Germany, thanks to dishonest Muslim translators, immigration officials are rejecting asylum applications from Muslim converts to Christianity from Iran and Afghanistan. Pictured: Hasan (left), a Yezidi refugee in Germany who was threatened by Muslims, speaks to a reporter from German public television about how a government-employed translator deliberately mistranslated his complaint and took the side of his attackers. (Image source: Bayerischer Rundfunk video screenshot)
United Kingdom: After Rev. Kelvin Holdsworth of St. Mary's Cathedral invited Muslims to recite the Koran during an Epiphany service, Madinah Javed, a law student from Glasgow went beyond reciting the passage in the service sheet to include verses that explicitly denied Jesus was God's son — a cardinal Christian doctrine that Islam rejects. Regardless, Holdsworth posted a video of the reading on Facebook and described it as "wonderful event." This prompted outrage from some Christians who emphatically called on Holdsworth to resign. The video was removed and police, who later issued the following statement, were called: "Police Scotland will not tolerate any form of hate crime and encourages all communities to continue working together to ensure no one feels threatened or marginalized."

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While not all, or even most, Muslims are involved, persecution of Christians by Muslims is growing. The report posits that such Muslim persecution is not random but rather systematic, and takes place irrespective of language, ethnicity, or location.

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Justin Trudeau has now made it law that islamic acts like this mustn't be ever discussed objectively and honestly in Canada as it may offend muslims. Canada needs a leader who cares about non muslim Canadians as well. It is very possible that he doesn't care about muslim Canadians either but is merely being an idiot.

Christian man tortured in Sheikhupura for 'befriending' Muslim woman
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A Christian man was reportedly assaulted and burnt with hot iron rods, allegedly by the family of a Muslim woman in Sheikhupura district, for having "friendship" with her, it has been learnt.

The victim had received severe burn wounds and after failing to get proper medical care in Sheikhupura, he was shifted to Mayo Hospital, Lahore, on Sunday for further medical treatment.

The incident happened earlier this month and a police case has also been lodged against the father and brothers of the woman, who were reportedly against the friendship between the two and allegedly tortured 21-year-old Ansar Masih.

According to the First Information Report (FIR) undersigned by Masih's sister in Sheikhupura's Saddar police station, Masih first established contact with the woman two years ago and their friendship grew with time.

They often spoke on phone and Masih would also visit the woman neighbourhood to meet her, the FIR stated.

When the woman's family learned of the friendship, her father, Manzoor, and her brothers called Masih's father asking him to tell his son to stay away from the woman, warning them of dire consequences if their instructions were not followed, the FIR added.

On April 1, Ansar's mother sent him to run an errand in the woman's neighbourhood where Ansar was allegedly kidnapped by the accused and his two sons, the report stated, adding the three unclothed him, beat him and burned him using hot iron rods.

The FIR further states that the accused then brought Ansar to his house and told his family that he had been in a traffic accident.

Ansar's family then rushed him to Sheikhupura's District Headquarters Hospital where, after gaining consciousness, he narrated the incident.

Subsequently, on April 5, his sister lodged the FIR following which the police took the accused into custody.

Speaking to DawnNews, the victim's father claimed that the family was under pressure by the accused as well as the area police to reconcile and take back the case.

When contacted, the officials at DHQ confirmed that Ansar had been shifted to Lahore's Mayo Hospital as the facility in Sheikhupura lacked equipment and necessary supplies to treat patients with serious burn injuries.

Ansar's condition is reportedly stable now. However, his medical treatment is underway.

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‘Spit on the Cross or Die!’
Muslim persecution of Christians ensues unabated.

April 24, 2017
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Originally published by the Gatestone Institute.

Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

Tragic stories of Christian experiences under the Islamic State continued to emerge throughout the month of January. A Christian doctor who forfeited the chance to escape his Syrian village after ISIS had captured it because he wanted to stay and help the sick and needy, both Christian and Muslim, was kidnapped by the Muslim terrorists and ordered to renounce Christ for Muhammad. When he refused, they publicly slaughtered him. Similarly, after ISIS ordered another Christian youth in Syria to embrace Islam, he too refused and was slaughtered for it. His mother—who was prevented from burying her martyred son’s body—recalled that when ISIS first invaded their village, he reminded her of Jesus’ assertion in the New Testament: “If you deny me before men I will deny you before the Father.”

After ISIS raided the home of Zarefa, an elderly Christian woman in Iraq, they discovered crucifixes and Christian icons. “They forced me to spit on the Cross,” she recalled. “I told them that it was not appropriate, that it was a sin. He said that I must spit. ‘Don’t you see that I have a gun?’ he asked me. I said to myself, ‘Oh, the Cross! I am weak, I will spit on you. But Lord, I ask you to take revenge for me. I cannot escape from this.’” According to the report, “The shame is still visible on Zarefa’s face when she recounts the memory; her town, Qaraqosh, is liberated now, but she is still recovering from the traumatic two years that are only just behind her.”

A Christian widow and her teenage son from the Nineveh Plains of Iraq recounted their treatment after ISIS took their village. The boy described how the militants once marched him “by men in orange suits, held at gunpoint by a group of Daesh [ISIS] children. The children executed them with pleasure….. Another time I ran into a big crowd on the street. There was a woman; her hands and feet were tied. The Daesh terrorists drew a circle around her. If she got out of the circle, she would live, but that was impossible because she was tied. While her relatives were crying and begging for a pardon, the Jihadists threw stones at her until she died.”

After being made to watch several such executions, the boy, 14 at the time, was told “If you do not convert to Islam, we will shoot you as well.” “That is when I converted to Islam. From that time on, we concealed that we were Christians.” Later, when the jihadis discovered he was wearing a crucifix around his neck, they beat him and sent him to an Islamic “correctional camp” where he was indoctrinated in the Koran for a month. “I was hit whenever I could not answer their questions [about Muslim doctrine] the way they wanted me to, and my mother was stung with long needles because she had not studied anything from the Koran.” After two years under ISIS, they managed to escape. “Yes, I am embarrassed for having had to profess Islam,” concluded the boy.

The rest of the accounts of Muslim persecution of Christians to surface in January 2017 include, but are not limited to, the following:

Muslim Violence against and Slaughter of Christians

Egypt: Over the course of just 10 days in January, four Christians were slaughtered on three separate occasions. On January 3, a Muslim man crept up behind a Christian man, 45, and slit his throat, because he owned a shop that sold alcohol, which the Muslim deemed “contrary to the Sharia [Islamic law] and the religion [Islam].” On January 6, a married Christian couple (husband 62, wife 55) were found slaughtered in their home in Monufia, north Egypt. Their throats were slit and their bodies had multiple stab wounds. Nothing was stolen from their apartments; relatives say it was a hate crime based on their religion. On Friday, January 13, another Christian man, a young surgeon—well-liked by poor Muslim and Christian locals for providing them with free treatment—was found slaughtered in his apartment in Asyut, southern Egypt. He too had stab wounds to his neck, chest, and back.

Philippines: According to a January 12, 2017 report, a former Muslim convert to Christianity was found slaughtered in his home by local Muslims for apostatizing from Islam. During his time as a Muslim, Datu was hostile to Christianity; when he found that a Christian youth was courting his daughter and the couple wanted to marry, he began to hurl stones at the boy’s father, a pastor. Later, when even death threats failed to separate the couple—and after securing a large dowry from the Christian family—Datu agreed to the marriage. During the church ceremony, which was conducted by the bridegroom’s father who Datu used to stone, the Muslim man was struck by what he heard to the point that he converted to Christianity, and then fled to another town to avoid persecution and study the Bible. When he returned home to visit his family, he was found dead, killed by local Muslims for apostatizing from Islam.

Germany: A court heard how a 27-year-old Muslim intruder named Abubaker broke into the Heilbronn home of a 70-year-old Christian woman described as a “devout Catholic” and “regular churchgoer.” He tied her up, abused her, placed a cross in her hands, and strangled her to death. Then he wrote “a series of Arabic and religious messages around the house”—including “It’s payback time” in English—before stealing some items and fleeing the scene. The defendant—described as a “strict Muslim”—is of Pakistani descent and grew up in Saudi Arabia. Although his DNA was found on the scene of the murder as well as an imprint of the sole of his red shoes and fibers from his jacket, Abubaker insisted the charges against him were a “lie” and that he was being “framed by a religious conspiracy.”

France: Apparently the slaughter of Fr. Jacques Hamil, when Muslim terrorists marched into his church during morning mass and slit his throat, is the spectacular tip of an iceberg of Muslim persecution of Christians in France. A new study reveals that “Islamist extremist attacks on Christians in France intensified in 2016, with the country experiencing a 38 percent rise in faith-related incidents. Attacks rose from 273 in 2015 to 376 in 2016,” the majority occurring during the last Christmas season. “Many of the attacks took place in churches and other places of worship. One church had its wall vandalised by blasphemous graffiti. A Jesus Christ figure at a Catholic memorial in Fournes-en-Weppes was likewise attacked by the Islamist militants.” In response to these hate crimes, growing numbers of clergymen are going as far as to accuse Muslim terrorists of demonic possession. Concerning the murder of Fr. Hamil, right before the Muslim assailant carved his throat, the priest reportedly shouted, “Be gone, Satan!” and during his memorial service, Archbishop Dominique Lebrun called on those “who are tormented by diabolical violence, you who are drawn to kill by a demonic, murderous madness, [to] pray to God to free you from the devil’s grip.”

Nigeria: On Saturday, January 7 a group of Muslim herdsmen invaded a predominantly Christian village, where they killed six police officers, four civilians, and destroyed houses and a police truck. “The Fulani are the largest nomadic people group in the world and are known for the high level of importance they assign to their cattle. They are predominantly Muslim and often carry out attacks in Nigeria in the name of Islam. However, Nigeria has refused to recognize them as a terrorist group,” said the report.

Separately, because hundreds of Christians have been slaughtered by Muslim Fulani in recent weeks and months, the Christian Association of Nigeria designated Sunday, January 8, “as a national day of mourning for Christians killed by Muslim Fulani terrorists in southern Kaduna State,” said a report. It described the killings as ethnic and religious cleansing by “Islamic fundamentalists disguising as Fulani herdsmen.” This contradicts Nigerian President Buhari, a Muslim, who attributes Fulani violence against Christians to “poverty, injustice and the lack of job opportunities.” Other analysts, especially in the West, cite climate change and desertification as factors. Christian leaders said Buhari’s minimizing of the Fulani attacks “speaks volumes over perceived official endorsement of the dastardly and ungodly acts”.

Uganda: On January 15, a Muslim mob consisting of nearly 100 men attacked a Christian church during a prayer meeting. They locked the congregation in, beat several male members with clubs and sticks, tied them up, and then raped 15 women. “Previously,” notes the report, “Muslims had only thrown stones at the roof of the church building to disrupt church services of the 500-member congregation.” During the attack, a Christian heard a Muslim yell “Away with the pastor who is converting our Muslims to Christianity,” Two weeks after the attack, the pastor and eight other Christians remained missing.

Pakistan: Muhammad Din and three other Muslim men broke into a Christian household while the man of the house was out working and gang raped his wife; while doing so they also threatened her and her family to abandon their home, which is adjacent to the home of Muhammad. Before leaving they set fire to the house; the Christian couples’ four children managed to escape the flames, but the rape victim’s elderly father couldn’t get out in time and suffered burns. When they rushed the elderly “infidel” to a hospital, treatment was denied him. Since then, the 70-year-old “father of [the] victim of gang rape knocked [on] every door for justice to lodge report against Muslim rapists but due to their influence and contact in government none was ready to register case against them.”

Separately, on New Year’s Eve, an armed Muslim mob attacked a Christian neighborhood, described as a “mission compound,” in Sukkur; 10 Christians were injured. According to the report, “the attackers had tortured the elderly, women, children and men alike.” Some of the assailants wore police uniforms. The reason behind the attack is that the Muslims want to evict them from their homes and seize the land for themselves.

Somalia: A report makes clear why the Horn of Africa is now considered the second worst nation to be a Christian in: “[T]he mere suspicion [that a Somali has become Christian] leads to a rushed public beheading. Christians cannot raise their children according to their faith and would face severe problems if they attempted to celebrate Christian holidays. In a nutshell, to survive in the country Christians must pretend not to be Christians.” One international law analyst said that “killing Christian converts in Somalia has become very common and “implied that the converts in North Korea are better off, even though the latter is the world's top Christian persecutor.”

Muslim Attacks on Christian Churches

Germany: Muslim vandals devastated a Christian parish in the town of Brühl and wrote Islamic slogans on the walls. According to the report, “the vandals left a ‘picture of devastation’ [per police statement], destroying glass panes, breaking doors and writing ‘Islamist’ slogans on the walls.” Despite the Islamic nature of the slogans, police said they “do not assume” they are relevant to the motive for the attack.

Nigeria: According to the Christian Association of Nigeria, 900 Christian churches have been destroyed in 12 northern states that adopted Islamic law, in the early 2000s. In January, the government of one of those Sharia-compliant states, Jigawa State, ordered two churches—the Redeemed Christian Church of God and the Lord’s Chosen Church—both of which had been operating for more than 25 years to be bulldozed to the ground; 800 Christians were left without a place to worship in. Because authorities didn’t give church leaders any notice, they were unable to save Bibles, valuables, and other personal possessions. According to the report, “Christians in Jigawa State are suffering increasing persecution and discrimination from their Muslim counterparts and local leaders,” many of whom are “hell-bent on enforcing restrictive laws on Christians. These church demolitions are just one example in the bigger picture of systemic persecution in these regions.”

Iraq: At least 100 places of worship, mostly Christian, with a few Yazidi temples, have been vandalized or completely demolished in the territories of Mosul and Nineveh Province since June 2014, when the Islamic State captured them, said a report. Locals told how ISIS set fire to the Church of the Immaculate Conception and beheaded its statues: “The jihadists used the church as a shooting range and the mannequins [statues] as targets. The mannequins are completely riddled [with bullets].” St George's Syriac Catholic Church was transformed into an improvised bomb factory; hundreds of bombs and grenades were found there, battle plans were written on church walls, and chemicals were found in the building together with instructions on how to mix them into explosives.

Muslim Attacks on Christian Freedom: No to Apostasy, Blasphemy, and Evangelization

Uganda: At a New Year’s celebration, Muslim relatives of Sandra, a 24-year-old former Muslim woman who put her faith in Christ at a Christmas service coerced her into taking poison. From her hospital bed she shared her story: “I had great peace when the pastor prayed for me to take Jesus as my savior,” she said. “I later shared my testimony with my brother, who out rightly accused me of being an infidel and an outcast from the family and the Muslim community. I felt great pain inside me because of the insults.” On the following day, Sunday, January 1, her immediate family and a few other relatives gathered together for a meal in the predominantly Muslim village. At one point, a paternal uncle read to her a Bible verse and suggested it meant God would protect her from harm, including illness from ingesting poison. “He said, ‘Do you believe that Issa [Jesus] is able to protect your from poison as written in the Bible?’ and I answered ‘Yes,’” she said. “Immediately I was forced to take the poison to confirm my faith in the Bible, at around midnight. I could not deny the Bible, so I took the rat poison…. I started having severe stomach pains together with vomiting and cried for help. I was taken away from the homestead to a nearby bush. I was tied with a rope to a tree and left to die.” Her desperate cries awoke a Christian neighbor who came to the scene, saw her condition, and rushed her to a local hospital where, last reported, she was in stable condition. Separately, six Muslims ambushed and beat a church leader after a sheikh who had been dispatched to assassinate the pastor and destroy his church ended up converting to Christianity instead.

Algeria: Samir Chamek, a 34-year-old Christian man, was sentenced to one year in prison after a court found him “guilty of insulting Islam and its prophet over items he posted on his Facebook page.” The sentencing follows a year-long legal battle. Judicial police were presented with pictures and comments on Chamek’s Facebook page, which were described as “accusing the prophet Muhammad of terrorism and murder and comparing the prophet to Hitler, mentioning the persecution and massacre of the Jews.”

Pakistan: As happens every month, several Christians were falsely accused of blasphemy by Muslims looking to “settle the score”:

An evangelical Christian was arrested on charges of blasphemy and faces the death penalty. According to a complaint by a Muslim, Haji Nadeem, Shahbaz Babu desecrated the Koran by writing his name on some pages, tearing them up and then scattering them on the street in front of a mosque. Although the Muslim admits he did not see the accused in the act, Babu—whom rights activists say is “completely illiterate”—was nonetheless arrested. In a nation where the mere accusation that an infidel insulted Islam could get the non-Muslim killed by the mob, executed by the state or simply imprisoned, Babu’s defenders wonder at the notion that he “is supposed to have desecrated the Qurʾān in secret, but then left the evidence for everyone to see.” Others say that he was disliked by the mosque because several members had stopped attending it and listening to the evangelist who is popular in his region.
An imam in Lambanwali accused an elderly Christian of writing and sending to him a series of “derogatory letters” in which he defamed Islamic prophet Muhammad. Once the blasphemy accusation was made, police promptly stormed the Christian’s home in the night and arrested his entire family. Although the man denies the accusation—correctly pointing out that only a suicide would do what he is accused of doing in Pakistan—he “is likely to face an imprisonment of 10 years while there are assumptions that Section 295-C might be invoked in order to aggravate the punishment to death penalty,” said the report.
A blasphemy case was registered against Shaan Taseer—son of Salman Taseer, a human rights activist and defender of persecuted Christians who was assassinated by Muslims—for saying “Merry Christmas.”
Five Christian rights activists were known for their public opposition to the country's blasphemy laws all went missing within the same week.

Iran: “The Iranian government strives to limit the exposure of the majority Muslim Farsi-speaking Iranians to Christianity by banning them from attending church services, especially during the Christmas season,” said a report on the conditions of Christians in the Shia-majority nation. “Such restrictions are in place to slow down the spread of Christianity in the country. In recent years all churches were strictly banned from holding Farsi Bible study sessions and refrained from any form of evangelistic activities. The official figure for the number of Christians in Iran is 200,000 individuals and only those officially recognized as Christians are allowed to celebrate Christmas in official churches. All others, including Farsi-speaking Christians are not allowed in churches.”

Indonesia: A court decided to bar media coverage on the trial of the Chinese-Christian Governor of Jakartaka, known as Ahok. He is charged with insulting Islam and desecrating the Koran. The blasphemy controversy erupted when a video appeared online of Ahok saying that many Muslims misunderstand Koran 5:51—which commands Muslims not to befriend Jews and Christians. That a Christian would dare try to distort the Koran’s call for hostility against Christians and Jews in order to boost his chances at reelection was deemed blasphemous enough to prompt mass riots and calls for his death in Indonesia.

Similarly, less than one month after Yulius Suharto, a Christian man, was hired to be the sub-district chief of Pajangan, he was fired and relocated to a mostly non-Muslim region, “following a massive lobbying campaign launched on social media by Islamic extremist groups and radical Muslims who targeted him because he is Catholic…. Most officials welcomed the decision to remove the official because he was not Muslim.”

Muslim Contempt for and Discrimination against Christians

Pakistan: Back in 2013, after Muslims accused a Christian man living in Joseph Colony of blasphemy against Muhammad, approximately 3,000 Muslims descended on the predominantly Christian neighborhood in Lahore. During the attack they set fire to more than 150 Christian homes, shops, and two churches, and displaced hundreds of Christians. In January 2017, an anti-terrorism court acquitted all 115 ringleaders of the attacks, leaving many Christians, including the victims, bereft of justice. "It's a sheer disappointment,” said one Christian leader. “The message is clear for us. Those who attack minorities and openly preach hate can go scot-free. Perhaps the pictures and video footages clearly showing faces was not enough evidence.”

Egypt: Prosecutors in Minya province dropped a case against ringleaders of a Muslim mob that stripped naked and paraded a 70-year-old Christian woman in the streets, before plundering and then torching the homes of seven Christian families. Eihab Ramzy, the lawyer of the victim said “It’s a calamity” and pointed out that “preliminary investigations heard testimonies supporting her account from family members and policemen at the scene.” Meanwhile, the elderly woman, Souad Thabet, and her family are unable to return to their home due to ongoing Muslim threats. “The government is allowing the oppressors to walk free on the streets,” she said. “This is our village that we were born and raised in…. How can we be the victims and not be able to return to our village and homes? I feel let down for a second time. I feel that nobody is standing by our side.

Kyrgyzstan: In late 2016, approximately 70 people were involved with a mob that dug up the body of a Christian twice and reburied it elsewhere without informing the family. They did so because the deceased “had been a practicing Christian in a village that was overwhelmingly Muslim, and local religious leaders restricted the cemetery to Muslims.” In response, only three of the 70 went to trial for their actions and they all received suspended jail sentences.

Bangladesh: Though police manage to rescue some non-Muslim children from the notorious child trafficking rings that proliferate in the Muslim-majority nation—four were rescued in January—the fate of many more children remains grim. According to the report, “Over the past seven years, the Bangladeshi police has rescued 72 children from a crime ring led by religious fanatics… [T]he group targets underprivileged indigenous communities most of whose members are Christians, Hindus or Buddhists. The religious extremists belonging to these crime ring[s] entice parents with prospects of a better future for their children, which then end up in [Islamic] madrasas around the country to be forcefully converted to Islam…. The forced religious conversion of young children adds yet another facet to the already severe marginalization of ethnic and religious minorities in Southeast Bangladesh.”

Germany: Thanks to dishonest Muslim translators, immigration officials are rejecting asylum applications from Muslim converts to Christianity from Iran and Afghanistan during what one pastor characterized as “kangaroo court” hearings. Rev. Gottfried Martens accused the “almost exclusively Muslim translators” who “mocked and laughed at” Christian asylum seekers of deliberately mistranslating their responses to disqualify their applications. “He also referred to attacks on Christian asylum seekers by radical Muslims, and criticised the Catholic Church and the Protestant EKD Church, which had opposed housing Christian and Muslim refugees separately because doing so might suggest religions could not coexist peacefully.” A spokesman for the disqualified Christians said “These Christians have either fled from their home countries because of their newfound faith and the persecution they had to face because of it, or have come to believe in Jesus Christ after fleeing to Germany. Sending them back to their countries of origin is completely irresponsible in view of the situation for Christian converts in places like Iran or Afghanistan, because it is truly a matter of life and death.”

United Kingdom: After Rev. Kelvin Holdsworth of St. Mary’s Cathedral invited Muslims to recite the Koran during an Epiphany service, Madinah Javed, a law student from Glasgow went beyond reciting the passage in the service sheet to include verses that explicitly denied Jesus was God’s son—a cardinal doctrine of Christianity that Islam rejects. Regardless, Holdsworth posted a video of the reading on Facebook and described it as “wonderful event.” This prompted outrage from some Christians who emphatically called on Holdsworth to resign. The video was removed and police, who later issued the following statement, were called: “Police Scotland will not tolerate any form of hate crime and encourages all communities to continue working together to ensure no one feels threatened or marginalized.”

About this Series

The persecution of Christians in the Islamic world has become endemic. Accordingly, “Muslim Persecution of Christians” was developed to collate some—by no means all—of the instances of persecution that surface each month. It serves two purposes:

1) To document that which the mainstream media does not: the habitual, if not chronic, persecution of Christians.

2) To show that such persecution is not “random,” but systematic and interrelated—that it is rooted in a worldview inspired by Islamic Sharia.

Accordingly, whatever the anecdote of persecution, it typically fits under a specific theme, including hatred for churches and other Christian symbols; apostasy, blasphemy, and proselytism laws that criminalize and sometimes punish with death those who “offend” Islam; sexual abuse of Christian women; forced conversions to Islam; theft and plunder in lieu of jizya (financial tribute expected from non-Muslims); overall expectations for Christians to behave like cowed dhimmis, or third-class, “tolerated” citizens; and simple violence and murder. Sometimes it is a combination thereof.

Because these accounts of persecution span different ethnicities, languages, and locales—from Morocco in the West, to Indonesia in the East—it should be clear that one thing alone binds them: Islam—whether the strict application of Islamic Sharia law, or the supremacist culture born of it.
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Look at all these izlamic doing ! No followers of any religion but izlam is so consistantly so evil. Now the moderates will protest a joke or a wiping ones ass with pages of the quran etc... but not one anywhere ever protests acts as horrible as these done by fellow izlamists. moderates must be merely muslims that quietly approve of these acts.
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"The Liberals", Protesting Islam would be racist even though it's not a race.
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Protesting white people and especially WASP males is okay with liberals as well as hating blondes and Christians too.
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Yes I was thinking that when I posted the last post, just more hypocrisy by them the party of hypocrisy, and pro irresponsibility.
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At least Hungary has the common sense to only let in non mulim migrants. These are the ones being persecuted and they are being persecuted by the muslims that Obama and Trudeau so desperately want to flood into North America.

The Christian Exodus From The Middle East

The years of bloody conflict still raging across the Middle East in Iraq, Egypt, Syria and other failing states have made headlines for the mass migration of Muslims out of the region, but there is another side to this story: the largest Christian exodus in modern history.

As the fellows at the Center for American progress point out, Christians, now faced with murder on a genocidal scale, have abandoned their ancestral homes across the Middle East under intense pressure from not only from civil wars, ISIS and other Islamic extremists but also from increasingly discriminatory legal codes and institutions in Muslim countries.

Threatened with discrimination, enslavement and death at the hands of Islamic radicals, millions of families are forced to make a desperate choice to leave behind everything they know and seek safety in the West.
Christian migration from the Middle East is not a new phenomenon, though its acceleration is.

The exodus started more than a hundred years ago and has come in stages as people were pulled by economic opportunities in the West and pushed by civil wars in Lebanon and conflict in Iraq in the 1990s.

There was hope for religious tolerance at the start of the decade in 2010 when protestors took to the streets in more than a dozen Middle East countries to protest the excesses of dictatorship, but this was short lived as these popular movements were subverted by Islamic radicals or descended into civil strife that made conditions far worse for Christians.

Since 2011, genocide and the accompanying exodus of Christians from the region have proceeded at an alarming rate. In 1910, Christians accounted for 13.6% of the population of the Middle East, according to Todd Johnson, director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Seminary.

Over the next 100 years, this number plummeted to only 4.2%, according the data gathered by researchers in 2010.

Today, projections for the Christian population in 2025 put the number at just over 3%, yet even this number now seems high considering the ISIS-led near-total depopulation of Christian populations in parts of Iraq and Syria, alongside the continued campaign of violence in terror in Egypt and across the region.

Egypt

Home to Coptic Christians who date their faith and places of worship to the apostle Mark's arrival in Alexandria, Egypt is the site of a bloody campaign of Islamic terror.

Earlier this week Islamic gunmen waved down a bus filled with Christians and instructed them to recite the shahada, the Islamic declaration of faith. When they refused the gunmen opened fire killing 28.

Palm Sunday was also interrupted this year by suicide bombings in two Egyptian Coptic churches carried out by ISIS. The bombs detonated in the midst of the worshippers gathered for mass in Alexandria and Tanta, killing at least 45 and injuring more than a hundred more.

These attacks, however, are only the latest in a series of increasingly brazen acts of violence. Egypt's government had pledged to protect the Christian minority, but failed to repair the metal detector at the church entrance or raise the alarm after bombs were found a week earlier.

Experts estimate that around a million Copts have emigrated from Egypt since the 1950s and the pace of the displacement has accelerated sharply since ISIS began its campaign of terror. ISIS issued fresh warnings after the Palm Sunday attacks, advising Muslims to keep their distance from Christians who, it promises, will be the targets of terrorist attacks.

As Christians swept away the blood-soaked debris from the blast, one church-goer held up his Egyptian national ID card to a reporter, "This ID says whether we are Muslim or Christian.

So how did that suicide bomber get into my church? If this identification isn't for my protection, it's used for my discrimination." Systematically excluded within Egypt and elsewhere, Christians were to be the beneficiaries of a Trump administration refugee program.

Federal judges blocked such efforts since they would discriminate based on religion, even though that is exactly what took place, in reverse, under the Obama administration.

Syria

Christians living in Syria were subjected to the worst levels of persecution in the world not only with the outbreak of Syria's vicious civil war in 2011 but also the rise of ISIS.

Christian monitoring groups estimate that nearly half of the nation's population of 2.5 million Christians left the country to escape the violence.

Headlines are filled daily with stories of massacres and enslavement for those who stayed in a country that descended into the barbarism of ISIS on one side and cruel dictatorship of Assad on the other.

Those Christians who didn't head for Europe often moved to Lebanon, a country that has somewhat recently became a relative calm in the storm for Christians where they are able to practice their faith freely and even hold some political power.

Syria, however, shows no signs of improving its tolerance for Christians and experts believe that the Syrian Christian population will continue to decline at a rapid pace.

Iraq

The greatest population displacement, an exodus of Biblical proportions, has taken place in Iraq. First, during the sanctions imposed on Saddam Hussein in the 1990s and continuing through internecine conflicts between Sunni and Shiite Muslims.

The Christian population had dwindled to 1.3 million by 2003 but is now estimated, just 14 years later, to number around 300,000.

First al-Qaeda and then ISIS, as Christians have been systematically massacred, enslaved and displaced. Even when able to return to their homes, they most often come home to little more than ruins, picked clean by their neighbors.

Bashar Warda, a Chaldean bishop in the city of Erbil, the Kurdish capital, told journalists from The New Yorker, "It's very hard to maintain a Christian presence now. Families have ten reasons to leave and not one reason to stay.

This is a critical time in our history in this land. We are desperate." Entire districts have been emptied of Christians. Still hundreds more continue to flee Northern Iraq each month

A Modern Exodus

The Christian genocide in the Middle East is one of the great human tragedies of modern times. The cradle of civilization and many of the most significant sites of the faith is now lost to Christianity in a region dominated by Islamic theocracy that rules nearly unopposed.

The future promises to bring only more conflict between rival Islamic sects and a hardening radicalism that rejects modernity, other cultures and belief systems distinct from Islam.

The moderating effect that minority religious groups, Christians and Jews in this case, can have on a society will be removed and both Sunni and Shiite sects will grow increasingly strict and absolutist.

Pushed into exile, Christians from the region will watch from afar as their homes become the breeding ground for new generations of Islamic fundamentalism and theocratic despotism.

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This is how racist i am against people in those countries since I have been called racist for my comments before on Islam.
I say there is 4 million Egyptian Coptic, i would be happy to have them here in the US. If I could afford it I would fly a family here myself, and try to help them.
As for Muslims, Egypt can keep them, and their hate filled beliefs.
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If one doesn't have anything against arabs that are not muslim then can one still be called racist ? And are you racist for being disgusted with the many edicts in islam such as beating ones wife ? making sex slaves of non muslims ? raping non muslims etc ..?
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To the liberal cause I'm a racist, their definitions comes out of their asses.
I hate Obama for being a traitor to this country, I'm a racist for that even though my family has blacks in it, a Philippians woman, and other non whites.
Yes I'm racist for all that even though I believe in one race, the human race.
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Liberals love to fling the label racist around at anybody who takes a stand on what is right and what is wrong.
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It's Conservaphobia :teehe:
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