Posts Tagged ‘ ISIS ’

Coptic Christians Flee Sinai After Chilling Islamic State Threat

Feb 27th, 2017 | By

Suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Coptic Christian man and stabbed his daughter to death in their home in northern Sinai, Egypt. This is the seventh killing this month in the Sinai region, leading hundreds of Christians to flee from the area in fear of being the next target. Militants stormed Kamel Youssef’s house Thursday,

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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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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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Tell Congress: Stop the Genocide of Christians Now

Feb 2nd, 2017 | By

Under President Obama none of the millions of dollars in aid sent to the Middle East reached persecuted Christians. Worse, Middle East Christians were placed at the back of the line for immigration. Under President Trump these practices must stop. Congress must give President Trump the authority and the funds to take action now.

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Christians Face Exclusion in Iraq Reconstruction Plan

Jan 31st, 2017 | By

An alliance of UK-based charities has warned that Christians are being excluded from reconstruction plans for Northern Iraq once the Islamic State has been defeated there. According to World Watch Monitor: “Iraqi Christians firmly believe that Iraq is their spiritual homeland; their presence dates back at least to the 3rd Century. Before 2003, there were

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Displaced Iraqis Start Returning Home

Jan 25th, 2017 | By

On Wednesday, January 25, hundreds of families who were forced to flee Mosul will start to return to their homes in the biggest wave of returns to the city. Iraqi forces have completed recapturing the eastern part of Mosul, where thousands of people fled from since the start of the massive offensive against Islamic State

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Fort Lauderdale Shooter Claims to Be Connected to ISIS

Jan 18th, 2017 | By

During a bond hearing on Tuesday, FBI Special Agent Michael Ferlazzo testified that Esteban Santiago, the man charged with killing five people at the Fort Lauderdale airport, told FBI agents he executed the attack on behalf of ISIS. However, Ferlazzo didn’t specify if Santiago was linked to the Islamic State or just inspired by the

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Nineveh Plain Authorities Vow to Rebuild Churches in Mosul

Jan 12th, 2017 | By

On January 11, Al-Mosuliya TV aired a report showing local officials touring the ruins of a church in Mosul destroyed by ISIS and vowing to rebuild it. Hassan Al-Sallaf, the deputy governor of the Nineveh Province, promises to rebuild the church, which is shaped like a ship, “along with all the other houses of worship,

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Obama Breathes Life Into Syrian Marxist Movement

Jan 9th, 2017 | By

Obama Breathes Life Into Syrian Marxist Movement, With Millions In Aid U.S. anti-ISIS military assistance is emboldening Syrian Kurdish Marxist rebels, threatening to destabilize the region for decades. The Kurdish rebels, known as the Yekîneyên Parastina Gel‎ (YPG), subscribe to a Marxist ideology propagated by a jailed terrorist leader. The YPG has deep ties to

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Fearful Egypt Copts mark Christmas after church bombing

Jan 7th, 2017 | By
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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.

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