Posts Tagged ‘ persecution ’

Why Don’t We Care About The Slaughter Of Christians?

Apr 18th, 2017 | By

A United Airlines passenger is violently hauled off a plane, and there is national outrage, rightly so. Press Secretary Sean Spicer says that Assad is worse than Hitler, and again, there is national outrage, rightly so. Forty-five Egyptian Christians are slaughtered by ISIS while attending church services on Palm Sunday and scores of others are

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Spreading Hope to Christians in The Middle East

Mar 28th, 2017 | By

Israel has allocated radio broadcast frequency to an American Evangelical Christian radio network that will broadcast messages of hope to people in Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus and Jordan, with expanded nighttime coverage into Turkey and Egypt. The VOICE OF HOPE – AM 1287 broadcasts in Arabic and English to the Arab population, especially those under religious

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Iraqi Government Still Fails to Protect Persecuted Religious Minorities

Feb 6th, 2017 | By

Transcript: In a recent TV interview, Yazidi Iraqi MP Vian Dakhil said that the Kurdish Regional Government had bought back 2,750 Yazidi women and children from ISIS, but that the Iraqi government had done little to support the effort. “Now let’s see what the [Iraqi] government has done. We have a Ministry of Migration and

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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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Fearful Egypt Copts mark Christmas after church bombing

Jan 7th, 2017 | By

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.

Woman Who Escaped ISIS Recounts Horrors She Faced

Nov 23rd, 2016 | By

Transcript: An Eritrean woman who was captured by ISIS in Libya after fleeing Eritrea recounted that she had converted to Islam out of fear that otherwise, she would be slaughtered, and was used, along with other women, as sex slaves. “They want us to bear children so their numbers grow,” she said in a TV

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Iraqi Christian Refugees Still Live in Fear

Aug 10th, 2016 | By

Over the last two years, thousands of Christians in Iraq fled their homes in hopes of escaping persecution from ISIS. Christians have faced the worst that the Islamic State has to offer – crucifixions, beheadings, gang rapes, sex slavery, beatings, and robbery – it is rare that the mainstream media reports this fact to the

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Why the 1933 Massacre of Simele Is Still Relevant

Aug 8th, 2016 | By

Yesterday, August 7, marked the 83rd anniversary of the Massacre of Simele, where thousands of innocent civilians were killed and displaced by the Kingdom of Iraq because of their ethnicity and faith. The Assyrians are a Christian minority that lived in Iraq, Iran and Turkey since the 4th millennium B.C. After World War One and Iraq

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Iraqi Priest Unveils Islamic Oppression

Jun 20th, 2016 | By
One of many bombed out churches in the Middle East

Iraqi Catholic Chaldean priest Douglas Bazi has stated, “When Islam lives amidst you, the situation might appear acceptable, but when one lives amidst Muslims, everything becomes impossible.” Making the point that, “To be Christian in Iraq, it’s impossible mission,”

They Say We Are Infidels

May 13th, 2016 | By

Belz writes of Baghdad’s Dora neighborhood, from which tens of thousands of Christians fled overnight, unlikely to return. One resident said that when terrorists learned he had five children, they said, “Fine, three for you and two for us.” Letters (containing bullets) went out, warning, “We know your house and we know your family. We will kill you one after the other. Depart the Muslim areas.”