Posts Tagged ‘ ISIS ’

Front Line: Inside Iraqi Soldiers’ Anti-IS War

May 10th, 2017 | By

The walkie-talkie in the commander’s hand buzzes and crackles as soldiers line up their humvees and tanks, readying themselves to enter Islamic State territory. “Tell all the men to put on helmets,” are the orders over the walkie-talkie. “I don’t want to see anyone without a helmet!” A few minutes later, many of the soldiers

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ISIS Will Be Driven from Mosul in May, Iraqi army says

May 3rd, 2017 | By

ISIS Will Be Driven from Mosul in May, Iraqi army says The Iraqi military could soon drive the Islamic State group (ISIS) from its final major bastion of Iraqi territory in Mosul, according to the Iraqi army’s chief of staff. In a press statement cited Sunday by local state-run media, Iraqi Army Chief of Staff

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Coptic Christians Prepare for Pope’s Visit

Apr 27th, 2017 | By

While Christians in Egypt are still mourning the loss of members of the Coptic Orthodox community, they are rejoicing in the excitement of Pope Francis’s visit to Egypt this weekend. According to the Daily Star, “It will be the Argentine pontiff’s first visit to the Arab world’s most populous nation where the population is 90

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Hey, Christian killers: Let my people go

Apr 26th, 2017 | By
Islamic State group has again claimed responsibility for the killing of dozens of Christians.

Every hour, around the world, a Christian is killed for the simple reason of worshipping Jesus. That’s according to the University of Notre Dame’s Under Caesar’s Sword project, and its in-depth survey, “In Response to Persecution.” I guess this is an improvement over 2015, when a headline from Gatestone Institute blared, “One Christian Slaughtered Every

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Christian Population Disappearing in Libya

Apr 24th, 2017 | By

During a conference on Christian persecution last Thursday at the National Press Club, Professor Mariz Tadros said “We have lost the Christian presence in Libya… Religious pluralism as it existed [in Libya] is over.” Prior to the 2011 revolution and overthrow and execution of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, almost 100,000 Christians, mostly members of the

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Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s Long Road to Islamic Reform

Apr 20th, 2017 | By

By Andrew Harrod, PhD. exclusive to the Religious Freedom Coalition “There has been a lot of positive symbolism” from Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi regarding Islamic reform but little action, stated former American Ambassador Alberto Fernandez on April 3 in Washington, DC.  He and his fellow Hudson Institute panelists examined the enormous difficulties confronting any reform of

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U.S. Coalition Blamed For Civilian Casualties In Syria

Apr 19th, 2017 | By

Activists say that U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor have killed more than 20 civilians in an operation against fighters from the Islamic State militant group (ISIS). The strikes targeted two sites on the Syrian-Iraqi border late on April 17 according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a

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Piers Morgan: ISIS War On Christianity ‘Ought To Be Dominating Cable News’

Apr 12th, 2017 | By

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Daily Mail editor-at-large Piers Morgan on Monday criticized the American media for paying more attention to isolated terrorist attacks in Europe while ignoring the Islamic State’s ongoing war on Christianity in the Middle East. Appearing on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Mr. Morgan lamented that “a handful of people

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Christians Celebrate Palm Sunday in Qaraqosh

Apr 11th, 2017 | By

Hundreds of Christians came together in Qaraqosh, Iraq to celebrate Palm Sunday for the first time in three years. They worshiped in a church that had been torched by Islamic State militants. In October, Iraqi forces and the Christian militia pushed Islamic State militants out of Qaraqosh as part of a campaign to retake Mosul

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Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom

Apr 10th, 2017 | By

Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, following two explosions in Coptic Churches in Tanta and Alexandria 9 April 2017 Today, Egypt’s Christians experienced yet another targeted attack, with a bombing of the Church of Saint George in Tanta during what was meant to be

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