April 15, 2009 Washington, D.C., USA
Obama bans Jesus at Georgetown. Update 4/17 : The Christian Defense Coalition is 'appalled' at the move.
April 17, 2009 Orlando, FL, USA
The Council of American-Islamic Relations was caught selling jihadist literature advocating genocide, violence, and the overthrow of non-Sharia governments. (Video).
April 21, 2009 USA
A hate speech law, HR 1913, could restrict religious freedom and freedom of speech. The law has since passed the House.
April 24, 2009 Washington D.C., USA
Obama's Armenian genocide dilemma. He chose not to brand it as such, possibly because Erdogan does not "support apologies to Armenians".
April 24, 2009 Vallejo Co., CA, USA
Missionary author to recount her year in captivity in the Philippines at the hands of Abu Sayyaf militants.
April 27, 2009 Seattle, WA, USA
A militant who is to testify in a high-stakes terror trial admits to having tried to carve out no-go zones and institute Sharia.
April 30, 2009 Arlington, VA, USA
Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., awards "Muslim Democrat of the Year" to the President of the Maldives, a nation in which Christianity is illegal and which ranks 6th on the list of the worst oppressors of Christians.
May 1, 2009 USA
The US Commission on International Religious Freedom named 13 countries as serious violators of religious freedom, 8 of which were Muslim countries. (Video ).
June 6, 2009 San Diego, CA, USA
A Muslim and a Christian got into an argument about religion so the Muslim shot the Christian 5 times.
May 7, 2009 Colombia Colombia has detained and expelled an ethnic Albanian war crimes suspect who was the commander of the KLA because of an Interpol warrant for war crimes.
April 13, 2009Eritrea Eritrea's government is involved in attacking rights activists abroad, claims Christian Solidarity Worldwide.
April 14, 2009 Minna and Gwada, Nigeria Churches were burnt and scores injured in Easter violence.
April 14, 2009 Khartoum, SudanConverts from Islam struggle to survive; some are beaten and imprisoned by family members.
April 17, 2009 Eritrea Human Rights Watch says that Eritrea is becoming a giant prison, particularly for religious minorities.
April 19, 2009 Qena, Egypt Two Copts were gunned down leaving an Easter vigil.
April 19, 2009 Mogadishu, Somalia Two aid workers were 'seized' by al-Shabaab militants. Last year 35 aid staff were killed and 16 abducted in Somalia, according to UN estimates.
April 20, 2009Hagaza, Egypt Two Copts were killed and another seriously injured on the eve of the Orthodox Easter while returning from church.
April 20, 2009 Somalia Somalia: Land of jihad, piracy, and Christian persecution.
April 21, 2009 Tripoli, Libya Libya released four Christians who were detained for three months for converting from Islam.
April 23, 2009Cairo, Egypt A convert was arrested for marrying a Christian, which is not illegal in Egypt. Her family burned off the bride's cross tattoo.
April 23, 2009 Algiers, Algeria Twenty-two Christian churches reopen after having been closed by authorities last year.
April 24, 2009Egypt Copts criticized the Muslim Brotherhood platform which bans women and Copts from being President.
April 27, 2009 Egypt 'Are Egypt's Christian Copts Equal Citizens Under the Law?' (An open letter).
April 28, 2009 Cairo, Egypt Targeting of apostates and Christians is on the rise.
April 28, 2009 Cairo, Egypt An ex-Muslim who converted to Christianity and her Christian husband had to go into hiding after her family and the police threatened their lives amidst a series of attacks upon the Coptic community.
April 29, 2009 Egypt Christians riot after the government's decision to kill all the pigs.
April 29, 2009 Egypt A Coptic priest was unjustly tried and imprisoned for helping a woman obtain an ID card. Update 5/22 : The woman he was helping aired a declaration of the priest's innocence.
April 29, 2009 Khartoum, Sudan President Bashir's Islamist supporters intensify their attacks on Christians.
April 30, 2009 Marsah Matrouh, EgyptEgyptian state security forces demolished the Coptic Church's services building and assaulted women and clergy.
May 3, 2009Egypt Egyptians Against Religious Discrimination Group discusses discrimination in education.
May 4, 2009 Cairo, Egypt The right to convert from Islam is again spotlighted in Egypt as another family is on the run.
May 7, 2009 Libya An Egyptian Christian was imprisoned in Libya on charges of proselytizing on his website.
May 8, 2009 Asmara, Eritrea Eritrea has released three Christian women from a notorious prison camp after 6 months' detention.
May 8, 2009 Somalia A Kenyan pastor was beaten and threatened with death by immigration officials at the Somaliland border.
May 11, 2009 Cairo, Egypt A bomb went off right in front of a highly-revered Coptic church, "one of the holiest sites for Egypt's Coptic minority."
May 12, 2009 Cairo, Egypt An Egyptian convert's case over his right to convert to Christianity poses a "threat to societal order."
May 13, 2009 Alexandria, Egypt An Egyptian Christian was kidnapped from his home, pressured to convert to Islam, and pressured to marry a Muslim girl. Police refused to file a report but detained him in state security.
May 13, 2009 Cairo, Egypt A 16-year-old Coptic girl was abducted.
May 13, 2009 Somalia The President signed into law a bill introducing Sharia.
May 14, 2009Giza, Egypt "'Hurling a Stone at a Mosque' Rumor Leads to Attacks on Christians," and the arrest of a paralyzed Copt who disappeared while in police custody.
May 16, 2009 Egypt 'Plea: Save Egypt's Children From Forced Islamization.'
May 18 (?), 2009 Egypt The mass slaughter of the pigs in Egypt as they are picked up by a bulldozer and thrown into quicklime. (Video). Not for sensitive viewers. Update: the video has sparked outrage .
May 22, 2009 Minya, Egypt A Copt leaving a sanctuary was stabbed by three men, injuring him severely. Three Copts have been arrested illegally and tortured.
May 22, 2009 Jos, Nigeria A Christian pastor discusses the destruction of his church. (Video).
May 26, 2009 Eritrea A woman was arrested for practicing Christianity and died from torture.
May 26, 2009 Ungunja Ukuu, Tanzania Muslims drove worshippers from a makeshift church three weeks in a row by using threats and gathering to attack.
May 27, 2009 Ethiopia A young Christian convert learned that the body of her deceased infant son had been dug up and left at the doorstep of a church leader.
May 28, 2009 Giza, Egypt Two police officers who threw a Copt out of a window received five-year sentences. The third was not sentenced at all. Update 6/01 : Christians demand harsher sentences.
May 29, 2009 Sudan 232 Sudanese slaves were liberated from their Muslim masters.
May 29, 2009 Egypt Two Copts were detained for a third time for defending themselves during an attack on a monastery.
June 1, 2009 Egypt A former Muslim was arrested for marrying a Christian man. (Video).
June 6, 2009 Cairo, Egypt The Swine Flu pig cull destroyed a way of life for Christian Cairo rubbish collectors.
April 12, 2009 Baghdad Christians in Iraq publically celebrated Easter for the first time in three years.
April 13, 2009 Basilan Island, Philippines Abu Sayyaf claims the lives of two Christian farmers.
April 13, 2009 Doha, Qatar A church doubles its congregation after facing great difficulties opening in the first place.
April 13, 2009Manila, Philippines Aby Sayyaf militants beheaded a hostage captured in a raid on a Christian community.
April 13, 2009 IranIran recognized as a threat to religious freedom in a US State Department report. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad "has said that he will eliminate Christianity from Iran."
April 14, 2009 Iran Iran makes excuses to keep two Christian women in jail.
April 14, 2009 Middle East 'Iraqi Refugees Live Life of Desperation.' Update 5/26 : Iraqi refugees in Syria staged a protest at the UN.
April 14, 2009 Middle East
Holy Land: Christians in Peril (trailer). Why Bethlehem is no longer a Christian town.
April 15, 2009 Tamergara, Pakistan Upper and Lower Dir. Pushtons demonstrated for Sharia law.
April 15, 2009 Tashkent, Uzbekistan A deacon was given a 15-day jail term for teaching Baptist beliefs.
April 16, 2009 Iraq Iraq's minorities have issued a joint statement on Kurdish expansion plans, which would encroach upon Christian areas.
April 16, 2009 Pakistan The struggle of Pakistan's Christians. (Video).
April 16, 2009 Malatya, Turkey The role of local officials in the Malatya murders emerges. Update 5/28 : Efforts to tie the murders to a 'deep state conspiracy' fizzle.
April 17, 2009Iraq The vice president of Iraq urged the country’s Christian population to resist fleeing Iraq and called on the international community to help protect them from extremists.
April 17, 2009 Mecca, Saudi Arabia Ironic persecution: Islamic scholars meet to discuss religious tolerance under Sharia in Mecca, where non-Muslims cannot enter.
April 17, 2009 Lahore, Pakistan High court clears two Christians of unfounded blasphemy charges after three years' imprisonment.
April 18, 2009 Jolo, Philippines A Red Cross hostage was freed, but an Italian worker was reported to still be held by kidnappers.
April 19, 2009Gaza, Judea and Samaria Persecution of Palestinian Christians under Islamic law. (Video, part 2 here ).
April 19, 2009 Amman, Jordan The Muslim Brotherhood warned Pope Benedict to cancel his trip to the Middle East unless he apologized for quoting a 14th-century Byzantine emperor three years ago.
April 19, 2009 Lahore, Pakistan Two elderly Christian men were released from prison after two years for blasphemy charges.
April 20, 2009 Kirkuk, Iraq The Archbishop of Kirkuk says that the plan for a ghetto for Iraqi Christians is an illusion.
April 21, 2009 Lahore, Pakistan The Archbishop of Lahore says that Sharia in the Swat Valley is contrary to Pakistan's founding principles. "Special concern has been prompted by the creation of a 'parallel legal system.'"
April 21, 2009 South Sumatra, Indonesia Four militants were jailed for the murder of a Christian school teacher and plots to kill a priest and bomb a café.
April 21, 2009 Gaza, Judea and Samaria Christians face persecution from Islamic extremists. "Palestinian official says they need to be watched, prevented from evangelizing, converting Muslims."
April 21, 2009 Lahore, Pakistan A Pakistani Christian girl who was raped in December struggles to get justice.
April 21, 2009 Lahore, Pakistan A 14-year-old Christian girl was kidnapped, raped, and forced to convert to Islam.
April 21, 2009Shiekupura, Pakistan Muslims gang raped a 13-year-old Christian girl.
April 21, 2009 Lahore, PakistanThe Taliban persecutes Christians as they spread out from Swat. Mission workers have been kidnapped, beaten, and mistreated.
April 22, 2009 Islamabad, Pakistan Two Christian brothers who were jailed for blasphemy were freed but activists are concerned for their safety.
April 22, 2009 Karachi, Pakistan Taliban militants killed two Christians in an armed attack on a Christian colony.
April 22, 2009 Dhaka, Bangladesh Islamic fundamentalists threaten UN agencies and the Red Crescent.
April 22, 2009 Cotabato, PhilippinesThree civilians were killed, five injured in an ambush by Islamic militants.
April 22, 2009 Manila, Philippines Rescue operations to recover the last of the three Red Cross hostages started. He was reportedly suffering from poor health and unable to walk. Update 4/23 : Troops clashed with the militants, sustaining casualties. The hostage's fate was unclear.
April 24, 2009 Karachi, Pakistan The Taliban executed two Christians after attacking a Christian neighborhood and vandalizing a church.
April 24, 2009 Mecca, Saudi Arabia Christians worship in secret churches and on the Internet.
April 24, 2009 Adana, TurkeyArmenians remember the Adana massacre 100 years ago.
April 24, 2009 Istanbul, Turkey The Armenian genocide was commemorated in Turkey by the Istanbul branch of the Human Rights Organization of Turkey.
April 25, 2009 Basilan, Philippines 40 Muslim militants raided a Christian village, killing two. One man remains missing.
April 26, 2009 Kirkuk, Iraq Attacks on Christians left three dead and two seriously injured. Update 4/27 : An archbishop has called it an act of terrorism and a police lieutenant believes that it was al-Qaeda-linked.
April 26, 2009 Karachi, Pakistan "You infidels have to convert to Islam or die."
April 26, 2009 Judea and Samaria The Christian mayor of Bethlehem's car was firebombed by Islamic militants.
April 26, 2009 Malaysia Malay Christians oppose the “non-Allah” Bible.
April 26, 2009 Taiser, Pakistan The Taliban attacked and killed Christians, shooting an 11-year-old boy execution-style.