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ISIS Threatens More Attacks on Coptic Christians

Feb 23rd, 2017 | By

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

Feb 22nd, 2017 | By

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

Feb 22nd, 2017 | By
Blood on doors of Coptic Chruch from bombing in 2011

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

Feb 21st, 2017 | By

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

Feb 21st, 2017 | By

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

Feb 20th, 2017 | By

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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Lebanese Cleric Sheikh Bilal Duqmaq: ISIS Is Not All Bad

Feb 16th, 2017 | By

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

Feb 16th, 2017 | By

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

Feb 15th, 2017 | By

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

Feb 15th, 2017 | By

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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