Posts Tagged ‘ murder ’

Honor Killing in Pakistan Leaves Sisters Dead

Aug 4th, 2016 | By

Two murders this week have caused a stir in Pakistan. On July 29, Kosar and Gulzar Bibi, sisters ages 22 and 28, were shot by their brother, 35 year-old Nasir Hussain, the night before their weddings. Reports said that Hussain objected to his sisters marrying men they had chosen themselves, and he wanted them to

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Hundreds of Christians Kidnapped by Islamic State in Syria

Aug 8th, 2015 | By
Syrian Christians face persecution by Islamic State and other groups, church sources and activists say.

Dozens of Christian families remained missing Saturday, August 8, after Islamic State militants seized their town in central Syria this week, the Syrian Orthodox Church said. Church sources and activists said hundreds were kidnapped when the Islamic State invaded the isolated oasis town of Qariyatain in Homs Province this week and routed the Syrian Army.



Hundreds Of Abducted Schoolgirls “Killed” By Boko Haram Militants–Report

Apr 7th, 2015 | By
Boko Haram video shows kidnapped Christian girls forced to wear burkas. Some have already been sold off into Islamic marriages.

The influential ThisDay newspaper cited a United Nations official as saying that “The recent recovery of territories in northeastern Nigeria has brought to light macabre scenes of mass graves and more obvious signs of killings by Boko Haram.” More Christian girls than first thought were murdered



Laos Find Falsely Accused Christians Not Guilty Of Murder

Aug 7th, 2014 | By
Christians in villages have faced persecution by local authorities, rights activists say.

Five falsely accused Christians accused of “murdering” a Christian convert and organizing an illegal funeral for her in southern Laos were found “not guilty by prosecutors, but authorities refused to release them, a rights official told BosNewsLife Thursday, July 7.



Pakistan: Main Suspect in Murder of Christian Lawmaker Released as Death Threats Stall Prosecution

Jul 18th, 2014 | By

More than three years after the assassination of Pakistan’s first Christian cabinet-level minister, Islamist extremists have silenced prosecution witnesses and the prime suspect was released on bail. With prosecution witnesses unwilling to record their statements in court due to Islamic extremist death threats, there has been no progress in the murder case of former Minister for Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti



Top 10 Stories of Persecuted Christians in 2013

Jan 19th, 2014 | By

Christians are the most persecuted group in the world. Last year Egypt saw its greatest level of attacks on Christians; more Christians were killed in Syria’s civil war than anywhere else; and an Islamist rebel take-over in the Central African Republic brought new atrocities to the historically unstable country



Christmas a day of terror for Christians in Iraq, say human rights groups

Dec 23rd, 2013 | By
Guards are seen protecting a church in a suburb of Baghdad in this February 2012 photo. Concrete walls are often put around churches for protection against terrorist attacks. (Open Doors)

Christians are afraid to put up a Christmas tree or other decorations, according to one Christian pastor in Iraq. Such displays of faith in an increasingly extremist nation can bring threats and violence, say human rights groups.



After Retaking of Delga, Christians Terrorized in Other Villages in Egypt

Nov 25th, 2013 | By
Priest examining damaged church building in Minya Governorate, Egypt. (Watani)

Three months after the Egyptian Army liberated Delga from militant Muslims, Islamists and criminals are terrorizing Christians in other villages across Egypt, human rights activists said. Although exact numbers of the crimes are difficult to estimate, human rights activists say the attacks are both common and widespread, affecting Christians in dozens of villages. Almost every week, there are reports of Copts kidnapped and held for ransom.



Pakistan Muslims Kill Christian Landowner

Aug 14th, 2013 | By
Mourners gather around human remains of murdered Christian Ishaq Masih.

[color-box]The murder of a Christian land owner in Pakistan by Muslim squatters on his land should be a news worthy story for Western tabloids, but there is virtually no mention of the case in the Western media. Murders of Christians by Muslims are hidden because of the anti-Christian bias of the Western news media. The

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A fatwa allows the ‘jihadists’ terrorists to steal properties of Christians, Alawites and Druz

Aug 13th, 2013 | By

A Fatwa has been issued by 34 scholars of “Duma Scholars” in which they allow the people of Duma and Damascus countryside to loot properties of Christians, Alawites and Druz and other minorities; they also called for boycotting the people of Damascus because – according to the scholars – they let the “rebels” down and left them behind.