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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April 30, 2009 Jakarta, Indonesia A Muslim mayor has rescinded a construction permit for a Protestant church.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.