Christian Martyrs by Gustave Dore

Christian Martyrs by Gustave Dore

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Bulletin of Christian Persecution: 7 June 2009, Part Two

From Political Islam.com:


April 28, 2009Swat, Pakistan
Religious minorities complain about having the jizya imposed upon them and having court cases heard before Sharia judges.  Update 5/1 : The Taliban forced Sikhs and Christians out for non-payment.
April 28, 2009
Karachi, Pakistan
A Christian boy who was wounded in a Taliban attack on April 22 died.
April 28, 2009
Uzbekistan
Baptists are persecuted and the practice of Christianity is severely restricted. (Video).
April 29, 2009
Nazareth, Israel
Islamists welcome Pope Benedict to Jesus' childhood home by unveiling a banner condemning him for 'insulting the Prophet.'
April 30, 2009
Jakarta, Indonesia
A Muslim mayor has rescinded a construction permit for a Protestant church.
April 30, 2009
Ankawa, Iraq
An Assyrian church security guard was severely beaten by Kurds at gunpoint.
April 30, 2009
Baghdad, Iraq
Muslim militants attacked Mandaeans, killing at least 3.  "Since 2003 the group suffered numerous incidents of targeted attacks including 167 killings, 275 kidnappings, and 298 assaults and forced conversions to Islam."
April 30, 2009
Pakistan
The government has been urged to ban forced conversions after a 14-year-old Christian girl was raped and forced to convert to Islam.
May 1, 2009
NWFP, Pakistan
Five hundred thousand Christians in the NWFP face hardship and fear.
May 1, 2009
Philippines
The Philippines had the most internally displaced people in 2008, according to a UN study.
May 1, 2009
Gaza
Christians are “desperate to leave Gaza.”
May 2, 2009
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Malaysian Cabinet slammed a ban on forced conversions of children for being un-Islamic.
May 2, 2009
Pakistan
Blasphemy laws in Pakistan.  (Video).
May 2, 2009
Punjab, Pakistan
Christian families fled the Punjab after a presumed blasphemy case out of fear for their safety.
May 3, 2009
Sahiwal, Pakistan
Christians fled their homes in fear after five were arrested for blasphemy.
May 4, 2009
Nagorno-Karabakh
Protestants are denied legal status and cannot meet together to worship.
May 4, 2009
Karachi, Pakistan
Christians are locking themselves in their homes for fear of the Taliban.  Others flee .
May 4, 2009Manila, Philippines
Church workers and associates have been targeted for torture and execution. 
May 4, 2009Pakistan
Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan: "Agents of Jews And Christians Want To Create Sectarian [Sunni-Shi’ite] Conflict"
May 5, 2009
Jaranwala, Pakistan
A nine-year-old Christian girl was raped and murdered before being dumped in a canal.
May 5, 2009
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
The first black Saudi appointed as imam of the Haram Mosque in Mecca discusses the driving out of the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula.  (Video).
May 6, 2009
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
A lawyer threatened to kill a Christian charged with blasphemy.
May 6, 2009
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Taliban militants murder and rape Christians.
May 7, 2009
Iraq
The UN has altered its Iraq refugee guidelines, but still recommends asylum for all ethnic and religious minorities.
May 7, 2009
Iraq
Fear keeps Christians quiet about the extent of the persecution they suffer.
May 7, 2009
Amman, Jordan
Islamists have called the Pope's Mideast visit a provocation.
May 7, 2009
Jordan (?)
Members of an Islamist forum called upon members to assassinate Pope Benedict.
May 7, 2009Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghan Taliban threatens "harsh reprisals" if the Pope does not stop Christian conversions.
May 7, 2009
Manila, Philippines
The jihadists who are holding the Red Cross worker hostage murdered a police chief.  Seven others were killed in the clash.
May 8, 2009
Iraq
The destruction of the Mandaean religion.
May 8, 2009
Iraq
'Iraqi Suffering: The Untold Story.'  (Video).
May 8, 2009
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
A church is struggling to retain its building as authorities target religious property.
May 9, 2009
Amman, Jordan
Islamic clerics: "We want [the Pope's] apology to be clear just like the insults to Islam were clear.  He should acknowledge his mistakes.  That's our position and the position of all Jordanians."
May 9, 2009
Swat, Pakistan
Christians flees from the Taliban as military strikes continue.
May 9, 2009Amman, Jordan
Pope Benedict urged the world to protect Iraq's Christians. He also praised them for persevering.
May 10, 2009
Lahore, Punjab
A Christian councilor was imprisoned in iron chains by a Muslim man in his home.
May 11, 2009Mosul, Iraq
A five-year-old Christian boy was kidnapped and killed.
May 11, 2009
Lahore, Pakistan
Muslim fanatics threatened a Christian journalist and his family.
May 11, 2009
Turkmenistan
Old "offences" are used to punish current religious activity.
May 12, 2009
Middle East
'Tony Blair Has helped Destroy One of the Oldest Churches on Earth.'
May 12, 2009
Pakistan
Pakistani Christians face discrimination in relief camps.
May 12, 2009
Uzbekistan
Concerns mount over a pastor who has been imprisoned since 2007.
May 12, 2009Turkmenistan
Severe censorship and import laws restrict religious literature.
May 12, 2009
Turabdin, TurkeyThe continuing legal battle over Mor Gabriel Monastery.
May 13, 2009Jerusalem, Israel
Christians in the Middle East are losing numbers and influence.
May 13, 2009
Gaza, Judea and Samaria
“[W]e are the beaten and forgotten church.”
May 13, 2009
Ankara, Turkey
Ankara's General Directorate for Foundations has appropriated Orthodox church properties for gaming halls and other uses.
May 14, 2009
Ouroumieh, Iran
A retired Christian woman is being intimidated and her pension withheld.
May 14, 2009Kirkuk, Iraq
An armed band kidnapped a teacher.
May 14, 2009
Pakistan
Christians in the crossfire: blasphemy charges, jizya payments, exile, displacement, violence, and discrimination.
May 15, 2009
Iraq
Christian emigration redraws Iraq’s demographic map.
May 15, 2009
Karachi, Pakistan
The Taliban have turned on Christians with a vengeance.  Video here .
May 15, 2009
Pakistan
Spiraling violence targets religious minorities.
May 15, 2009
Lahore, Pakistan
A Muslim mob attacked Christians in court.
May 15, 2009
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
A blogger and Christian convert was released from prison after being arrested "for choosing Jesus."
May 16, 2009
Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan
Christians face new religious restrictions, such as censorship of religious literature and harsher punishments for unregistered religious activities.
May 17, 2009
Lahore, Pakistan
A Muslim man raped a Christian woman for four years, keeping her as a slave.
May 18, 2009Basilan Island, Philippines
Muslims beheaded a Christian farmer whom they had abducted when his family failed to pay the ransom.
May 18, 2009
Jakarta, Indonesia
A Catholic politician won a seat in a parliamentary election; Islamists promptly attacked his home and demanded that he convert to Islam.
May 18, 2009
Ankara, Turkey
An author is again on trial for “insulting Turkishness” by writing about the Armenian genocide.
May 19, 2009Zamboanga, Philippines
Villagers discovered the severed head of a Christian farmer who had been abducted by militants.
May 19, 2009Tajikistan
A repressive religion law censors religious literature and controls religious teaching. (Video).
May 21, 2009
Baghdad, Iraq
A homicide bombing killed 12 at an Assyrian market.
May 21, 2009
Zamboanga, Philippines
Militants beheaded a retired Christian carpenter abducted nearly two months ago.
May 20, 2009
Afghanistan
The US military has burned a bunch of Bibles for fear that they would be used to convert Muslims.
May 20, 2009Bandar Mahshahr, Iran
Authorities threaten and blackmail the father of a Christian convert who lives in England.
May 20, 2009Gaza, Judea and Samaria
Why Palestinian Christian are 'disappearing.'
May 20, 2009Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan
The Bible and a Mel Gibson film were banned in the town.
May 21, 2009
Karaj, Iran
Plain-clothes security officers invaded a home church and arrested new Christian converts.
May 23, 2009
Sarghoda, Pakistan
A young Christian was killed and another raped by a Muslim man.
May 24, 2009
Malaysia
A Malay court is now hearing the 'Allah' case.  (Video).
May 24, 2009
Gaza, Judea and Samaria
Muslim against violence and intolerance toward Christians.  (Video).
May 24, 2009
Manila, Philippines
Muslim lawmakers push for more Sharia courts in the 90% Christian nation.
May 25, 2009
Judea and Samaria
PA Muslims desecrated Christian gravestones.
May 26, 2009Islamabad, Pakistan
Islamic militants attacked a historic church in a secure military zone, burned Bibles, and destroyed the altar and cross.
May 26, 2009
Manila, Philippines
MILF militants bombed a bridge and attacked a village in the southern Philippines, forcing hundreds to flee their homes.
May 27, 2009
Karaji, Iran
Iranian security forces arrested five Christian converts from Islam.
May 27, 2009
Pakistan
Nine pastors stand to serve prison time for using loudspeakers to broadcast prayers and sermons from their churches on Easter.
May 27, 2009
Islamabad, Pakistan
The homes of hundreds of Christian families were bulldozed by police.
May 28, 2009
Central Asia
Jihadism and Islamic extremism are on the rise.
May 28, 2009
Orumieh, Iran
A Christian convert from Islam has been summoned to the Revolutionary Court for “conspiring against the government.”
May 28, 2009
Telkepe, North Iraq
An Assyrian political activist was detained and threatened by Kurdish security.
May 28, 2009
Kyrgyzstan
A strict new religion law has led to a crackdown on religious organizations, particularly Christian ones.
May 28, 2009
Malaysia
The ban on the use of the name 'Allah' by Christians has been upheld by the high ruling court.
May 28, 2009
Pakistan
A man was beaten by his own family and imprisoned for converting to Christianity.
May 28, 2009
Singapore
A Christian couple was convicted of distributing a booklet which was critical of Islam and now faces possible jail time.
May 28, 2009
Telkepe, Iraq
An Assyrian politician was detained and threatened by Kurdish security personnel.
May 29, 2009
Mustafabad, Pakistan
Islamic radicals storm a Christian couple’s blasphemy hearing and a member of the prosecution team threatened to kill the wife.
May 30, 2009
Punjab, Pakistan
A 9-year-old girl was gang-raped and murdered and police are not carrying out a sincere investigation.  (Video).
May 31, 2009
Turkey
Study: 52% do not want Christian neighbors.
June 1, 2009
Fulgazi, Bangladesh
Muslim villagers beat Christian evangelists for showing the “Jesus Film.”
June 3, 2009
Lebanon
“The Crisis of the Christians is the Crisis of Lebanon.”
June 4, 2009
Landikotal, Pakistan
Christians are denied housing.
June 4, 2009
Peshawar, Pakistan
Christians, Sikhs, and Hindus agree to pay the jizya after threats to destroy their homes.
June 5, 2009
Lahore, Pakistan
A 12-year-old girl was kidnapped, forced to convert to Islam, and then to marry a 37-year-old Muslim as police and others mock and extort her mother.
June 5, 2009
Lahore, PakistanCatholic leaders denounce the imposition of the jizya upon non-Muslims.
Europe
April 12, 2009Kosovo
Evidence of NATO wrongdoing and KLA murder chambers. (Video).
April 15, 2009
Luton, U.K.
Double standards regarding freedom of expression: spitting on returning troops is allowed but not celebrating St. George's Day.  Allowed (video).  Not allowed (video).
April 16, 2009
Kosovo
More evidence of kidnapping, murder, and organ theft during the civil war in 1999.  (Video; part 2 here ).
April 18, 2009
Sodertalje, Sweden
Iraqi immigrants gang raped Swedish teens.  (In Swedish; English auto-translation here ).
April 20, 2009
The Hague, Netherlands
The International Court of Justice tackles the issue of the legality of Kosovo's independence as briefs by 18 states are submitted.
April 20, 2009
East London, U.K.
Manchester schools to close down on Muslim holidays in an officially Christian nation. 
April 22, 2009Kosovo
Serbia, along with UNESCO, has condemned an attempt to register monasteries and Orthodox churches as belonging to medieval Kosovar culture.
April 23, 2009
Holland
The Seyfo ("sword") Center, which works for international recognition of the Assyrian genocide, has launched a website: http://www.seyfocenter.com/
April 23, 2009
Kosovo
Serbian heritage has been renamed in Kosovo.
April 23, 2009
Netherlands
An Egyptian-American professor, Christian, apostate from Islam, and Islam critic was forced to cancel his trip due to death threats.
April 25, 2009
Malta
An MEP hopeful accused Gaddafi of pushing for a Muslim invasion of the tiny, Christian island nation.
April 27, 2009
Europe
EU judges in 9 states want Sharia law applied across Europe.
April 27, 2009
Cologne, Germany
A demonstration for Mor Gabriel Monastery in Turkey.  (Video; part 2 ).
April 27, 2009
Sweden
Sweden tops the list for proportion of rapes, largely due to its huge immigrant population.  Sexual attacks against children are on the rise as well.
April 28, 2009
Kosovo
History books for Serbs are to be rewritten by ethnic Albanians.
April 29, 2009
Ireland
A defamation bill making blasphemous libel a crime has been proposed, which would restrict freedom of speech.
April 30, 2009
Rome, Italy
The OIC Sharia Law Academy debated the killing of apostates from Islam with predictable results.
May 4, 2009
Serbia
The EU probes a horrific organ claim.
May 4, 2009
London, UK
A preacher was attacked in London and threatened.  (Video).
May 6, 2009East London, England
A hospital has banned paintings of churches.
May 7, 2009
Netherlands
Dutch MP Geert Wilders ripped the country's ambassador to Indonesia for defending Islam rather than oppressed Christians.
May 8, 2009
Blackburn, England
A Muslim father demands that his son be removed from his grandmother's care because she is Christian.
May 8, 2009
UK
The UK has banned the Queen's medal of honour has been scrapped because it was too Christian.
May 11, 2009UK
A British publisher has scrapped a high-profile Christian encyclopedia for being too critical of Islam.  An American publisher pulped the same encyclopedia last February .
May 11, 2009
Novi Pazar, Bulgaria
Two 19-year-old Muslim men were arrested for raping a boy.
May 12, 2009
UK
A British Muslim was chosen as the BBC's head of religious programming.
May 13, 2009
UK
A Northern Ireland politician says that BBC's decision to appoint a Muslim to head up religious programming is an "insult to Christians."
May 17, 2009
Chechnya, Russia
Chechen Muslim leader endorses almost indiscriminate murder, including humanitarians.
May 20, 2009
UK
Nick Griffin discusses Muslim pedophile gangs in the UK.
May 22, 2009
London, UK
UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband apologizes to Islamic world for the Crusades.  Morehere .
May 29, 2009
UK
Parents allege that a teacher made children pray to Allah and punished those who refuse.
June 2, 2009
Minsk, Belarus
One of Belarus’ largest Evangelical church faces imminent eviction by security forces.
June 2, 2009
Dagestan, RussiaIslamic scholars have issued a fatwa forbidding Muslim men from marrying Christians and Jews.
June 2, 2009
UK
A TV drama featuring a fanatical Christian who beheads a moderate Muslim was backed by the taxpayer-funded BBC.
June 3, 2009
Geneva, Switzerland
Islamic states threatened a UN expert for defending freedom of expression.
June 3, 2009
London, UK
Poll: Christians in the UK face increasing official discrimination.
June 4, 2009
Blackburn Lancashire, UK
A British man urged fellow Muslims to “kill all the unbelievers,” starting with Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.
Australia
May 28, 2009
Sydney
New legal defense: “At least he [a serial rapist] didn’t bash them.”
Everywhere
April 12, 2009
Jihad against history: The History Channel's distortions of the Crusades.
April 18, 2009
'A Christian World Under Islam's Rule.'
May 2, 2009
World update on the persecuted church.  (Video).
May 15, 2009
'Muslim Persecution of Christians,' a video from the David Horowitz Freedom Center.  (Video here ).
May 17, 2009
'Christians unwelcome here: The Muslim world is becoming more intolerant.'

May 18, 2009
'UN Human Rights Council: Friend of Jihadists.'


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