Saudi Arms Imports Triple Amid Yemen Conflict

According to a new report, Saudi Arabia is the world’s second-largest arms importer. The kingdom’s arms imports have increased by 212 percent compared to 2007-2011. The United States is currently the world’s top weapons exporter. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reported that between 2007-2011 and 2012-2016, arms imports by states in the Middle East

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Coptic Christians Flee Sinai After Chilling Islamic State Threat

Suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Coptic Christian man and stabbed his daughter to death in their home in northern Sinai, Egypt. This is the seventh killing this month in the Sinai region, leading hundreds of Christians to flee from the area in fear of being the next target. Militants stormed Kamel Youssef’s house Thursday,

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ISIS Threatens More Attacks on Coptic Christians

Transcript: A video released by ISIS on February 19 threatens further attacks on Copts in Egypt. The video, titled “And Fight the Disbelievers Collectively,” includes excerpts from the final statement of Abu ‘Abdallah Al-Masri, perpetrator of the deadly church bombing in Cairo on December 11, 2016, who says: “By Allah, we shall liberate Cairo very

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Nigeria’s Forgotten Persecuted Christians

Every day, Christians in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, face persecution because of their faith. Not only are they targeted by their Muslim neighbors, but also by a government that continuously chooses to look the other way while such persecution occurs. Journalist Douglas Murray sat down with a Nigerian Christian woman named Deborah, 31, who

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Chairman’s Report for February 24

In this issue of the newsletter: CIA “anti-terrorism” award goes to a Saudi Prince in line for throne / “Travel ban” blocked our Iraqi ministry partner from entering USA / United Nations should have no part in “vetting” refugees / Second year of Diapers for Refugees program begins in March!

Blood on doors of Coptic Chruch from bombing in 2011 ‘Egypt Militants Threaten To Kill More Christians; Believers Urge Prayers’

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)– Christians in Egypt have requested prayer after suspected Islamic militants killed four Christians in recent weeks and threatened to murder more believers, rights activists said Monday, February 20. “Wa’el Youssef was shot dead by militants in front of his wife and son in his shop in the

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French Presidential Candidate Calls Assad “Solution” to Syria Crisis

Right-winged French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen recently visited Lebanon, holding her first campaign meeting with a head of state. During her two-day visit, Le Pen, a leading candidate in France’s upcoming election, called Syrian President Bashar Assad “the most reassuring solution for France” and stated the best way to protect minority Christians is to

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Congress Urges Turkish President to Release Imprisoned American Pastor

78 members of Congress have signed a letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urging him to release Andrew Brunson, an American pastor who is imprisoned in Turkey on false terrorism charges because of his faith. The letter reads: “Mr. Brunson has been unjustly held since his arrest in October and has been denied regular

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Muslim Officials in Germany Are Denying Asylum Requests By Iraqi Christians

German politician Wolfgang Bosbach met with an Iraqi Christian family in Nordrhein-Westphalia that recently applied for asylum in Germany but were denied. Gatestone Europe reported: Bosbach heard them tell how they had fled their country for fear of jihadist violence. Eventually, they reached the part of their story, in which they filled in their asylum application,

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CIA honors Saudi for Fighting Terror, Despite Nation’s Terror Ties

CIA honors Saudi for fighting terror, despite nation’s terror ties The seal of the CIA at the agency’s headquarters in Virginia. A member of the Saudi royal family has received an award from the CIA for his contributions to fighting terrorism. In a move that was not widely reported in the U.S., CIA Director Mike

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Not A Joke: New CIA Chief Gives Anti-terrorism Medal To Saudi Crown Prince

By: William J. Murray First week on the job, new CIA director bows to Saudis. This is not a joke, it is not fake news and it has not been reported by CNN, Fox News, ABC, CBS or NBC. This CIA award to a Saudi prince has not been mentioned in The New York Times,

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Lebanese Cleric Sheikh Bilal Duqmaq: ISIS Is Not All Bad

Transcript: In a Lebanese TV show, Sunni cleric Sheikh Bilal Duqmaq said that he “agreed with [ISIS] on some theories and religious matters.” The Al-Jadeed TV show took the form of an interrogation, in which the host brandished a toy pistol, aimed it at his guest, and questioned him: “Are you a killer? Yes or

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Suicide Bomb in Baghdad Kills 40, Injures 50

According to security and medical sources, at least 48 people have been killed in Baghdad in a third blast in the city in three days. A car packed with explosives blew up outside of car dealerships in the Shia area of Bayaa in the southern part of the city. More than 50 people have been

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Christian Group Condemns Hungary Over Containers For Refugees

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)– A Christian rights group involved in rescuing persecuted Christians in troubled regions has condemned Hungarian government plans to keep asylum seekers in shipping containers. The reaction came after Hungary’s hardline Prime Minister Viktor Orbán defended his migration policies and a crackdown on rights groups.

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How Obama Turned His Back on Coptic Christians

The Egyptian Coptic Christian community is the largest Christian community in the Middle East, representing more than half of the Christians in the area. Similar to other Christians in the Middle East, Copts face persecution every day. As PJ Media reports, “The problem has been acute since the New Year’s Day bombing of the Two

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CIA honors Saudi for Fighting Terror, Despite Nation’s Terror Ties

CIA honors Saudi for fighting terror, despite nation’s terror ties The seal of the CIA at the agency’s headquarters in Virginia. A member of the Saudi royal family has received an award from the CIA for his contributions to fighting terrorism. In a move that was not widely reported in the U.S., CIA Director Mike

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Not A Joke: New CIA Chief Gives Anti-terrorism Medal To Saudi Crown Prince

By: William J. Murray First week on the job, new CIA director bows to Saudis. This is not a joke, it is not fake news and it has not been reported by CNN, Fox News, ABC, CBS or NBC. This CIA award to a Saudi prince has not been mentioned in The New York Times,

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CIA Rewards Saudi Arabia for Fighting Islamic Terror

By Julio Severo CIA under President Donald Trump has made what was possible only under Obama or a fake news: Mike Pompeo, the man Trump appointed as the new U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director, visited Saudi Arabia last week to hand over to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Premier and Minister

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‘The Media Coverage on Syria is the Biggest Media Lie of our Time’ — Interview with Flemish Priest in Syria

By: wierd duk Flemish Father Daniël Maes (78) lives in Syria in the sixth-century-old Mar Yakub monastery in the city of Qara, 90 kilometers north of the capital Damascus. Father Daniel has been a witness to the “civil war” and according to him, Western reports on the conflict in Syria are very misleading. In short: “the Americans and their

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Iraqi Government Still Fails to Protect Persecuted Religious Minorities

Transcript: In a recent TV interview, Yazidi Iraqi MP Vian Dakhil said that the Kurdish Regional Government had bought back 2,750 Yazidi women and children from ISIS, but that the Iraqi government had done little to support the effort. “Now let’s see what the [Iraqi] government has done. We have a Ministry of Migration and

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Trump To Prioritize Christian Refugees, Reversing Obama Policy

President-elect Donald Trump and wife Melania arrived in Washington, D.C., on eve of inauguration Jan. 19 America soon may be headed in a new direction in refugee policy. President Trump is supporting the idea of a 120-day moratorium on new refugees so the government has time to form a plan that prioritizes Christians suffering from

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Saudi Arms Imports Triple Amid Yemen Conflict

According to a new report, Saudi Arabia is the world’s second-largest arms importer. The kingdom’s arms imports have increased by 212 percent compared to 2007-2011. The United States is currently the world’s top weapons exporter. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reported that between 2007-2011 and 2012-2016, arms imports by states in the Middle East

[continue reading…]

Coptic Christians Flee Sinai After Chilling Islamic State Threat

Suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Coptic Christian man and stabbed his daughter to death in their home in northern Sinai, Egypt. This is the seventh killing this month in the Sinai region, leading hundreds of Christians to flee from the area in fear of being the next target. Militants stormed Kamel Youssef’s house Thursday,

[continue reading…]

ISIS Threatens More Attacks on Coptic Christians

Transcript: A video released by ISIS on February 19 threatens further attacks on Copts in Egypt. The video, titled “And Fight the Disbelievers Collectively,” includes excerpts from the final statement of Abu ‘Abdallah Al-Masri, perpetrator of the deadly church bombing in Cairo on December 11, 2016, who says: “By Allah, we shall liberate Cairo very

[continue reading…]

Nigeria’s Forgotten Persecuted Christians

Every day, Christians in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, face persecution because of their faith. Not only are they targeted by their Muslim neighbors, but also by a government that continuously chooses to look the other way while such persecution occurs. Journalist Douglas Murray sat down with a Nigerian Christian woman named Deborah, 31, who

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Blood on doors of Coptic Chruch from bombing in 2011

‘Egypt Militants Threaten To Kill More Christians; Believers Urge Prayers’

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)– Christians in Egypt have requested prayer after suspected Islamic militants killed four Christians in recent weeks and threatened to murder more believers, rights activists said Monday, February 20. “Wa’el Youssef was shot dead by militants in front of his wife and son in his shop in the

[continue reading…]

French Presidential Candidate Calls Assad “Solution” to Syria Crisis

Right-winged French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen recently visited Lebanon, holding her first campaign meeting with a head of state. During her two-day visit, Le Pen, a leading candidate in France’s upcoming election, called Syrian President Bashar Assad “the most reassuring solution for France” and stated the best way to protect minority Christians is to

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RFC Newsletters

Chairman’s Report for February 24

In this issue of the newsletter: CIA “anti-terrorism” award goes to a Saudi Prince in line for throne / “Travel ban” blocked our Iraqi ministry partner from entering USA / United Nations should have no part in “vetting” refugees / Second year of Diapers for Refugees program begins in March!

Chairman’s Report For January 27, 2017

In this issue of the newsletter New:   The “Nobel Peace Prize President” goes to war – Again and again and again New:   The Deep State led the “Peace President” to war but didn’t win even once New:   The CIA supported Clinton – Attacked Donald Trump when he won New:    Why did the “Deep State” try

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Chairman’s Report For January 6, 2017

In this issue of the newsletter Update:   Christmas for Refugees program exceeds expectations in Iraq Update:   As many as 525 Christian refugee children at each Christmas party Update:   Christmas for Refugees expands in Jordan, as terror attacks increase           New:      Christian town of Qaraqosh in ruins; may have Christmas event in 2017 Cultural center used

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Chairman’s Report For December 2, 2016

In this issue of the newsletter: Christmas Program may expand to liberated areas in Iraq / Will Donald Trump stop Obama’s arms flow to Islamic fighters? /New bill by congresswoman to stop arming Sunni Muslim fighters in Syria / Bills in Congress to help Christian refugees will be refiled in 115th Congress

Chairman’s Report for November 4, 2016

In this issue of the newsletter: Christmas for Refugees matching challenge – How it began and how it works / More Sunni Muslim violence in Jordan as Christmas approaches / September distribution of diapers to Iraqi Christian refugees successful / Obama’s social radical pick for Supreme Court confirmation in January?

Chairman’s Report for October 7, 2016

In this issue of the newsletter: Tide may be turning against Christians in “moderate” Jordan / Well known Christian writer and spokesman assassinated in Amman / More Sunni Muslim immigration and not just from Syria – Africa as well / New bills in House and Senate would help Christian refugees immigrate