Christian Martyrs by Gustave Dore

Christian Martyrs by Gustave Dore

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Bulletin of Christian Persecution: April 17 - May 15, 2010

From Political Islam.com:


Bulletin of Christian Persecution

April 17 - May 15, 2010

April 17, 2010
Nigeria 
Update on the Jos massacres.
April 22, 2010
Egypt 
Lawyers of Christmas Eve murder victims request a change of judge in Egypt. And moreHERE.

USA 
Members of Congress are pressing the State Department to act on the "grim reality" faced by Coptic Christian women in Egypt, who frequently are coerced into violent forced marriages that leave them victim to rape and captive slavery.
April 23, 2010
Iran 
Three cases of assault upon Iranian Christian leaders reported in the past week.
April 26, 2010
USA 
The 'Underwear Bomber' in a tape says, "the enemy is in your lands with their armies, the Jews and the Christians and their agents." He reads several passages from the Koran and adds, "God said if you do not fight back, He will punish you and replace you."

Egypt 
Christian twin boys refuse to be Muslims.
April 27, 2010
Nigeria (Hat Tip to InfidelsAreCool )
Two journalists working for a Christian magazine were hacked to death by a mob in a predominantly Muslim suburb in the flashpoint Nigerian city of Jos, a union official said Monday. Nathan Dabak, deputy editor of the bimonthly Light Bearer and reporter Sunday Gyang Bwede, were pulled from a motorcycle and killed on Saturday evening as youths rioted in the aftermath of the death of a Muslim teen.
April 28, 2010
West Java Indonesia 
Muslim extremists attacked a Christian educational center in Bogor regency, West Java province, Indonesia. The toll from yesterday's attack is three destroyed cars and several buildings damaged or burnt. The wrath of fundamentalists was unleashed, and encouraged by the local Council of Ulema (MUI), by unsubstantiated rumours that the Christian community BKP Penabur were planning "to build a place of worship" within the complex. Update HERE. And HERE.
April 28, 2010
Pakistan 
A Christian barber in this Punjab Province city is still recovering from broken bones and other injuries sustained earlier this month after eight Muslims allegedly beat and sodomized him for cutting the beard of a Muslim.

Pakistan 
A Christian housemaid is tortured by a member of the Pakistan Air Force Police.
April 29, 2010
Pakistan (Hat tip to JihadWatch)
A Pakistani man beat two Christian brothers with an iron rod. One died and the other was seriously injured.
May 2, 2010
Iraq (Hat tip to JihadWatch)
Two bombs exploded minutes apart Sunday near buses carrying Christian students in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, killing at least one bystander and injuring around 100 others, a security official said. Sunni Muslim insurgents have frequently targeted members of Iraq's Christian minority, especially in Mosul, which is home to a large Christian community. Some extremist Sunnis consider Christians to be nonbelievers and supporters of the Shiite-led government they oppose. Update HERE. And HERE.
May 5, 2010
Somalia 
Jihadis execute a Christian leader in the underground church movement.
May 6, 2010
Pakistan 
A Christian mother who was trying to find her kidnapped daughter was beaten by Muslims.

Pakistan 
Five Christian boys have been forced to leave their homes in Lahore, after they were accused of committing blasphemy.
May 8, 2010
Pakistan 
On April 4, 2010, Easter Sunday, ten Christian men were beaten by Muslims in Sargodha, and then, despite being severely injured, were booked by the local police.
May 10, 2010
Pakistan 
The Pakistani court released 8 Christian workers after they had been detained illegally by their employer.
May 13, 2010
Italy 
Two Moroccan terrorist suspects deported from Italy last month were allegedly plotting to kill Pope Benedict XVI.
Britain (Hat tip to JihadWatch)
A Roman Catholic schoolgirl has been labeled a truant after she refused to wear a headscarf during a compulsory trip to a mosque.
May 14, 2010
Iraq
A report on Christian persecution in Iraq.
May 15, 2010
Pakistan (Hat tip to AtlasShrugs)
A low-wage Pakistani Christian said his Muslim employer last week forced him to sell his kidney in an effort to pay off a loan his boss made at exorbitant interest rates charged only to non-Muslims.

Special Review: The Middle Eastern Review of International Affairs on the Declining Situation of the Copts in Egypt. 
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