Posts Tagged ‘persecution’

Egypt’s Maspero massacre—where the military killed dozens of Christians protesting the destruction of their churches—dominates October’s persecution headlines. Facts and details concerning the military’s “crimes against humanity” are documented in this report, and include videos of armored-vehicles running over civilians, a catalog of lies and deceitful tactics employed by Egypt’s rulers and state media, and other matters […]

Western media coverage of the recent massacre of Coptic Christians in Cairo, Egypt—in which the military killed dozens of Christians and injured some 300—was, as discussed earlier, deplorable. It merely repeated the false propaganda of the complicit state-run media, without checking facts. Since then, further proofs of the lies and brutality surrounding the massacre have emerged; […]

Reposting article by Raymond Ibrahim. An especially busy month in the persecution of Christians in the Muslim world, September also witnessed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton release the Annual Report on International Religious Freedom. Ironically, aside from Iran and Sudan, none of the countries that habitually appear in this series were designated as “countries of […]

This article has a graphic picture at the end of it. Please do not read the entire article if you suffer from nausea at the sight of blood and guts. But the world needs to know what is happening in Egypt against Christians. For the past several years, Christians have suffered mercilessly from constant attacks […]

An opinion piece was recently published in the blog of the Foreign Policy Association. The  article, written by a well meaning Muslim attorney, was in response to Iranian Pastor Youcef  Nadarkhani who was convicted of apostasy and sentenced to death. The author makes the argument that Pastor Youcef should go free because there is no […]

Reposted from Raymond Ibrahim’s blog. Original here. Historically, non-Muslims whose lands were seized by the jihad had three choices: conversion, dhimmitude, or death.  Today, however, they have a fourth option largely unavailable to their forbears: quit their lands of origin—emigrate—the latest testimony to the nature of Islam.   Abu Shadi: “Christians must choose between conversion, […]

By Raymond Ibrahim. Originally posted in the Middle East Forum here. Earlier this month in the West Bank, “settlers attempted to burn two mosques, and vandalized an IDF base as part of the latest ‘price tag’ attacks. The attacks came in response to the demolition of three buildings earlier this week in the West Bank settlement […]

By Raymond Ibrahim http://www.meforum.org/2982/egypt-jizya-attacks-on-christians  If growing numbers of Muslims in Egypt have an intrinsic hatred for all things Christian— demonstrated days ago by the torching of eight Christian homes on the rumor that a church was being built—let us not forget that this hate has instrumental, that is, economic benefits: the extortion of money from the non-believer—tribute from the […]

From the Middle East Quarterly by John Eibner Middle East Quarterly Spring 2011, pp. 41-52 (view PDF) The brutal murder of the head of Turkey’s Catholic Church, Bishop Luigi Padovese, on June 3, 2010, has rattled the country’s small, diverse, and hard-pressed Christian community.[1] The 62-year-old bishop, who spearheaded the Vatican’s efforts to improve Muslim-Christian relations […]

by Raymond Ibrahim http://www.meforum.org/2902/muslim-inferiority-complex-kills-christians Days ago in Egypt, throngs of Muslims (henceforth, “Islamists”), estimated at 3,000, fired guns and rifles and hurled Molotov cocktails at Coptic churches, homes, and businesses in the Imbaba region near Cairo: twelve Christians were killed—some shot by snipers atop rooftops—232 injured; three churches were set aflame to cries of “Allahu Akbar,” while […]