Millions of Muslims “are looking for a way out of their misery,” Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia (CDHR) President Executive Director Ali Alyami stated at a July 17 Washington, DC, panel. Yet the Saudi dissent Alyami’s discussed with his fellow panelists including William Murray of the Religious Freedom Coalition only emphasized how difficult an escape from this misery for Muslims and non-Muslims alike would be.
BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)– Chinese security forces took down a church’s cross in eastern China early Monday, July 28, as part of a government crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity, Christians said. Evangelist Qu Linuo, who belongs to another church, told reporters that “hundreds of police” showed up at Longgang Huai En Church in the city of Wenzhou. Witnesses said they used a crane to remove the cross from its steeple.
Barack Hussein Obama has been curiously silent about the plight of Christians in Iraq who are being tortured, killed and driven from their ancestral homes by the Islamic State terrorists.
While he was campaigning for the presidency in 2007, however, he was very vocal about the persecution of Christians by Muslim in Iraq.
Several villages in central India have outlawed the open practice of Christianity – a move of questionable legality yet one that worries church leaders who say it already has encouraged anti-Christian violence.
“The situation is becoming worse. The anti-Christian propaganda is becoming stronger,” Arun Pannalal, president of Chhattisgarh Christian Forum, told World Watch Monitor on July 15. Chhattisgarh is one of India’s 29 states, in the heart of the country.
Over the weekend, Islamic State terrorists in Mosul gave Christians an ultimatum over their future under Sharia law. They were told they could convert to Islam; pay a “jizya” tax, which renders them second-class citizens or they could be killed by the sword.
Christians in northeastern Nigeria are mourning at least some 150 killed by Islamists who want to establish an Islamic state. The latest attacks began July 14 when fighters of the Islamic group Boko Haram attacked Dille village in Borno state, killing Pastor Taiwo Dokun pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) and some 44 other villagers.
Congressman Randy Forbes (R-VA), Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) and other lawmakers are seeking answers from the head of the Department of Veteran Affairs over the censorship of Christian symbols in VA Hospital chapels. The congressmen want to know why a VA Hospital in Michigan was told to hide all Christian symbols in its chapel. The hospital was forced to hide statues of Jesus and Mary, an altar and a crucifix with a long curtain.
The United States Supreme Court notified Liberty Institute that it declined to review their case defending the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial early. Instead, the fight to preserve the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Cross will now continue at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit—with the case likely to advance to the Supreme Court after that.
Obama’s ruthless Attorney General Eric Holder has just announced that he will use the Department of Justice to seek the overturn of all bans on “gay marriage” in the remaining states where it is still banned. Federal judges are already busy overturning the will of the American people on the issue of homosexual couplings. Holder wants the Supreme Court to issue an edict to overturn all remaining bans on homosexual “marriage.”
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom on Tuesday, with commission supporters urging more attention to religious persecution. “Given the state of religious freedom abroad today, the sobering reality is that the commission’s voice is as needed as it has ever been,” U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) said in a July 8 statement.