Posts Tagged ‘ Persecuted Christians ’

ISIS Launches Anti-Jordan Campaign

Dec 30th, 2016 | By

Last week, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the December 18 attack in Karak, Jordan, which killed ten people and injured 34 others. Following the attacks, pro-ISIS social media users, especially on the Telegram, posted pictures and messages celebrating the attack and the harm and hurt that it came from it. Many of these posts

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One Christian Is Killed for Their Faith Every Six Minutes

Dec 30th, 2016 | By

In 2016, ninety thousand Christians around the world were murdered for their faith, according to Italy’s Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR) religious study group. That equates to one Christian being killed every six minutes. Massimo Introvigne, the director of the Center for Studies on New Religions, told Vatican Radio that Christianity is now

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Saudi Cleric Khaled Al-Felaij: Muslims Are Forbidden from Greeting Christians and Jews on Their Holidays

Dec 29th, 2016 | By

Saudi cleric Khaled Al-Felaij said that the holidays celebrated by “the infidel Jews and Christians” were “based upon Falsehood, heresy, and polytheism” and that it was haram for Muslims to celebrate them, to greet those who celebrate them, or to give or accept presents from them.

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Christians in Aleppo Celebrate Christmas

Dec 29th, 2016 | By

For the first time since the Syrian civil war began, people in the liberated city of Aleppo celebrated Christmas. Last week, the Syrian Army announced it had regained control over Aleppo and the Red Cross announced that the complex operation to evacuate people who “wished” to leave was completed. The eastern part of the city

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Pope Francis Remembers Christian Refugees This Christmas

Dec 28th, 2016 | By

On December 26, Pope Francis paid tribute to Middle East Christians who have remained loyal to their faith despite persecution by radical Islamist militants. Monday was the feast day of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr. The pope spoke to thousands in St. Peter’s Square for his holiday blessing and mentioned those being persecuted for

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Christmas for Refugees Featured on Fox News

Dec 28th, 2016 | By

Religious Freedom Coalition’s Christmas for Refugees program was featured on Fox News. Fox News correspondent Lauren Green interviewed William Murray and showed footage of one of the Christmas celebrations in a church in an undisclosed location in the region, where refugee children sang songs and visited with Santa Claus. Christmas for Refugees began in 2013

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ISIS Lures The Poor and The Prosperous From 50 Countries To Build Terrorist Army

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By

The Islamic State drew far more fighters from far more countries than its predecessor, a steady flow from far-flung global regions that helps explain the terrorists’ commitment to mass murder and destruction once they arrived to create a ballyhooed promised land.

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Christmas for Refugees 2016 Update

Dec 19th, 2016 | By

Religious Freedom Coalition Chairman, William J. Murray, is currently overseeing the Christmas for Refugees program. The Christmas for Refugees program serves Christian refugee children from Iraq and Syria. The programs take place in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq,and this year the program has expanded to include newly liberated towns in Iraq! Each program includes games, Gospel-themed

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Iran Pastor, Christians Facing Long Prison Term and Lashes

Dec 19th, 2016 | By

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)– Iranian Christians have urged prayers for Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, who was acquitted of apostasy in 2012 after being sentenced to death by hanging, and three other believers after they were forced to stand trial on charges of “action against national security”, activists told BosNewsLife.

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Christian Symbols Defaced and Destroyed in Germany

Dec 16th, 2016 | By

Fifty statues of Jesus and other Christian figures were found defaced and smashed apart in Germany. Over the last few months, statues in the Munster region of west Germany have been targeted, including a statue of Jesus that had its head cut off and missing limbs and fragments. Police say they suspect a “religious background”

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