The Chaldean Catholic bishop in Aleppo penned an emotional op-ed on Sunday describing the “mortal threat” to Christianity he says his country, now ravaged by three years of civil war, faces.”We Christians live in fear in Syria,” Bishop Antoine Audo wrote in the British newspaper the Sunday Telegraph
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The sharpest increase was in the Middle East and North Africa, which still is feeling the effects of the 2010-11 political uprisings known as the Arab Spring. There also was a significant increase in religious hostilities in the Asia-Pacific region, where China edged into the “high” category for the first time.
Aided by police, the Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (JAIS) on Jan. 2 raided Bible Society of Malaysia offices in Damansara Kim, near Kuala Lumpur, without a search warrant. During the raid, JAIS confiscated 330 Bibles – 320 copies of the Malay Bible and 10 copies in Iban, an indigenous language.
The Obama Administration argues that by seeking profit, Hobby Lobby and all other businesses owned by Christian or Jewish families have forfeited their First Amendment rights. This is a part of Obam’s “freedom of worship” versus actual religious freedom. He believes faith must not be practiced outside the four walls of a church.
A devoted Iranian Christian has been transferred to a ward of Tehran’s notorious Evin prison to serve a three-year sentence for evangelism and related charges, Iranian Christians told BosNewsLife Saturday, December 7. Rasoul Abdollahi, who converted to Christianity, was reportedly accused of “collusion against the government and evangelism” following a crackdown by security forces on Christian groups.
Egyptian authorities this week arrested a Christian who is arguably the nation’s most well-known convert from Islam and are investigating him for several activities, including allegedly inciting “sectarian strife.”
The IRS has been deliberately targeting conservative, pro-life, Christian and pro-Israel groups by slow-walking their applications for non-profit status and requiring a blizzard of paperwork to be filled out.
Iran: Christian “whipped with extreme violence” as lashing sentences carried out. Two of the four members of the Church of Iran denomination sentenced to 80 lashes for taking wine during a communion service were lashed yesterday.
Attack on Christian sector of Damascus – Three mortar shells landed… in the Qassaa district, killing eight civilians and wounding 24 others. Another three people were injured when a fourth mortar slammed into the Holy Cross church in the neighborhood.
While the Western media pushes the phony claims of chemical weapons use by the secular government of Syria the continued suicide bombings by the Islamists Barack Obama loves are ignored. Just as is done in Israel by the radical jihadists a suicide bomber walked into a family restaurant in Aleppo and blew himself up killeing eight innocent civilians