Posts Tagged ‘ Islamic State ’

The Chairman’s Report for September 1, 2017

Sep 1st, 2017 | By

In this issue of the newsletter
State Department: My first worthwhile meeting at State in over eight years./
“Aid to victims of genocide” bill passes House, held up in Senate by petty feud/
Christian refugees returning to Syria, but not to Iraq/
Islamic State loses ground in some places but gains in others/
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Christianity’s Prospects Of Surviving In Its Birthplace Are Grim

Apr 17th, 2017 | By

Persecution of the world’s largest religion has intensified throughout the 20th century and that trajectory has only intensified in recent years, especially in Muslim-dominated countries. Jihadists appear to have repeatedly carried out one of their oft-stated goals of erasing any trace of Christianity in some regions

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Egyptian Coptic Christians Cancel Their Easter Celebrations

Apr 14th, 2017 | By

Our religious freedom allows us to celebrate Easter this year — but we should remember those around the world who are persecuted for practicing their faith. Nearly 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith in 2016, according to a report from the Center for Studies on New Religions. “As many as 600 million were prevented

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Congressman Chris Smith Bill On Genocide Advances From Committee

Apr 3rd, 2017 | By

By: Frank York The bipartisan Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act (H.R. 390), authored by Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), unanimously passed in the House Foreign Affairs Committee. This legislation will help those who have suffered at the hands of ISIS—and hold perpetrators of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes to account.

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Rise of Islamic Extremism Creates Concern in the Philippines

Mar 6th, 2017 | By

Christians in the Philippines are concerned over the rise of Islamic extremism in the country. World Watch Monitor sat down with a local church leader and he told them about a meeting of around 3,000 Islamists on one island. “The villagers – Christian or not – are all in fear. At night, the Islamists coerce

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Kurdish Officials Block Aid to Yazidis

Jan 6th, 2017 | By

Human Rights Watch reports Yazda, a prominent nongovernmental organization that supports Yadizis in the Middle East was shut down by security officers from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Yazda is located in the city of Dohuk in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. According to reports, three KRG officers came to the office and told the

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Chairman’s Report For January 6, 2017

Jan 6th, 2017 | By

In this issue of the newsletter Update:   Christmas for Refugees program exceeds expectations in Iraq Update:   As many as 525 Christian refugee children at each Christmas party Update:   Christmas for Refugees expands in Jordan, as terror attacks increase           New:      Christian town of Qaraqosh in ruins; may have Christmas event in 2017 Cultural center used

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Christian Violently Murdered in Egypt for Selling Alcohol

Jan 5th, 2017 | By

On January 3, a shopkeeper in Alexandria, Egypt, was murdered when an Islamic extremist snuck up behind him and slit his throat because he owned a shop that sold alcohol. According to a preliminary investigation done by the national security department of Egypt and translated by Raymond Ibrahim: “The accused was not prompted by any

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Gearing up for 2017 with Diapers for Refugees

Jan 5th, 2017 | By

In December, the Diapers for Refugees program delivered 160,000 more high-quality disposable diapers to the Ashti 2 refugee camp in Ankawa, Iraq. This marked the final delivery for 2016. Earlier in 2016, the Diapers for Refugee program set a goal of delivering 640,000 diapers to Christian refugee families that have been ignored by the Islamic-run

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What Christians are Finding In the Nineveh Plain

Jan 4th, 2017 | By

Christians who are now returning to their homes in areas of the Nineveh Plains liberated from the Islamic State’s control are finding chaos and destruction. Sister Diana Momeka, a nun with the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena, ministers to those who have been displaced by ISIS: “(When) we went to see what happened

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