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The importance of Easter

Apr 15th, 2017 | By

On Good Friday former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich published this Easter message in his regular column in the Washington Times. Here he reminds readers of the love of God expressed by the Crucifixion and the growing hatred toward that love from an increasingly secularized America and radical Islamic actions.


At least 44 killed in Egypt church bombings on Palm Sunday, ISIS claims responsibility

Apr 9th, 2017 | By
Blood on doors of Coptic Chruch from bombing in 2011

Various news agencies reported two suicide bombings at Coptic Churches by the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) in Egypt. The Islamic State is a Sunni Muslim terror organization. The same day Islamic State suicide bombers attacked Donald Trump’s and John McCain’s Syrian rebel groups fighting to overthrow the secualr government of Syria. Confused yet?


Fearful Egypt Copts mark Christmas after church bombing

Jan 7th, 2017 | By

It is Christmas Eve for Egypt’s Copts but Marie Labib is not in a festive mood, with dark thoughts haunting her weeks after a church bombing killed 28 members of her community. Copts, who make up about one tenth of Egypt’s population of more than 92 million and who celebrate Christmas on Saturday, have long complained of discrimination.


Photos of Christmas for Refugees 2016 Events

Dec 24th, 2016 | By

Photos from some of the 2016 Christmas for Refugees parties in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq held for displaced Christian children have been posted. The size of the events varied from 75 to as many as 525 children and were surprisingly orderly. Communications from the Middle East have made real time posting difficult.


First report from Lebanon for Christmas 2016

Dec 18th, 2016 | By

The first Christmas for Refugee events began on the December 12th in Lebanon and will begin in Jordan on December 19th in Jordan and December 20th in Iraq. The character of the Christmas parties for the children vary not only from nation to nation, but from region to region.


St Marks Cathedral Bombed in Cairo- Thirty Dead

Dec 11th, 2016 | By

A bombing at Egypt’s main Coptic Christian cathedralkilled 25 people and wounded another 35 on Sunday, according to Egyptian state television, making it one of the deadliest attacks carried out against the religious minority in recent memory.


Famed Christian writer in Jordan murdered by Sunni Muslim extremist

Sep 25th, 2016 | By

Christian writer in Jordan murdered for showing a cartoon intended to ridicule ISIL fighters’ vision of Paradise but was considered offensive by many conservative Sunni Muslims in Jordan. The authorities said he violated the law by sharing the caricatur and he was out on bail when murdered


The Return of Nation-Building in Iraq?

Sep 19th, 2016 | By

A“continuing meltdown of governance, political order across the greater Levant from the eastern Mediterranean to western Iran” has abetted ISIS’ establishment. ISIS therefore indicated a “longer term problem of reconstituting a political and security order in the greater Levant that works for the people in the region.”


Iraqi Christians Seek Shelter from Sharia

Sep 16th, 2016 | By

Far from killing off traditional Islam, secularization transformed it into a potent, variegated modern ideology. All over the Muslim world, Islamist groups and parties—some extreme, some moderate, all determined to weaken secular government—draw support. Much more from the In Defence of Christians conference


The United States trained the new military commander of the Islamic State

Sep 14th, 2016 | By

The Obama Administration just posted a $3 million bounty for Gulmurod Khalimov, the new Islamic State military commander. It turns out Khalimov was trained as a police sniper by the State Department in an anti-terror program as recently as 2014 while he was serving in the security service of Tajikistan.