Christian Martyrs by Gustave Dore

Christian Martyrs by Gustave Dore

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Bulletin of Christian Persecution: May 15, 2010 - May 31, 2010

From Political Islam.com:


Bulletin of Christian Persecution

May 15, 2010 - May 31, 2010
May 15, 2010
Iraq 
In-depth article on the "obliteration" of the Iraqi Christians.
May 17, 2010
Egypt
An Egyptian convert to Christianity said he is devastated by a recent court decision to suspend a lawsuit he filed to change the religion on his identification card from Muslim to Christian.
May 18, 2010
Yemen 
Saudi Arabian and Yemeni security forces rescued two German girls yesterday, 11 months after the two young sisters, their parents, brother and four other Christians were taken hostage in Yemen.
May 18, 2010
Sudan 
Three Samaritan's Purse employees have been abducted in Sudan.
May 19, 2010
Pakistan 
Muslim teachers at a girls school here have derided Christian students for their faith, beat them, pressured them to convert to Islam and forced them to clean school bathrooms and classrooms after class hours, according to area Christians.
May 20, 2010
Iran 
A Christian couple who were arrested and detained for 75 days on the charges of evangelizing the Christian faith in the city of Isafahan was released conditionally after posting a $100,000 bail bond.
May 21, 2010
Morocco 
In a second wave of deportations from Morocco, officials of the majority-Muslim country have expelled 26 foreign Christians in the last 10 days without due process.
May 21, 2010
Nigeria 
Muslim extremists destroyed several churches and a pastor's house in the latest religious violence to hit Nigeria.
May 22, 2010
United States/Egypt 
Leaders of the Coptic Christians, whose community is facing growing persecution in Egypt, say they have been unsuccessful in efforts to gain a hearing from the White House or other parts of the Obama administration.
May 23, 2010 
Iran 
Iran has acquitted "on all charges" two young women who were detained fourteen months ago "for their Christian faith and activities" and abandoning Islam.
May 23, 2010
Somalia 
Somalia's minority Christians observed Pentecost amid gunfire Sunday, May 23, as witnesses reported that at least 14 people died in clashes between pro-government troops and Muslim militants who have killed Christians and pledged to turn Somalia into a strict Islamic state.
May 24, 2010
Indonesia
Bogor mayor closes the church of an important local Christian group, banning all its activities. The faithful protest and take their faith to the streets. Rights groups issue official protest.

Pakistan
Several Pakistani Muslims who recently participated in the marriage ceremony organized by a well-to-do Muslim man, allegedly heavily drank alcohol, vomited and then ransacked and desecrated a nearby church.
May 25, 2010
Pakistan 
Islamists armed with pistols and rifles waited for two Christian couples to return to their rented home this week, seeking to kill them after the newlyweds complained to police that the radical Muslims had falsely accused them of desecrating the Quran, according to a local Christian legislator.

Pakistan 
A Christian who accused a Muslim of raping his 12-year-old daughter has fled his town in Punjab Province with his family following death threats and police pressure to drop the case.

Egypt 
For nearly two years, El-Gohary and his teenage daughter have been living in hiding because he abandoned Islam and embraced Christianity. During this time he has been beaten and forcibly detained, and his daughter has been attacked. He has had to endure death threats, poverty and crushing boredom.

Pakistan 
Muslims invaded a church and threatened to massacre the worshipers. But when the Christians went to the police to file a report, they were charged with crimes!

May 26, 2010
Pakistan 
The Khatm-e-Nabuwat Conference, an international Islamic organization, has put up banners saying "Jews, Christians and Marzai (Ahmadis) are enemies of Islam," along several roads in the city.
Uzbekistan 
The New Zealand member of the World Evangelical Alliance is calling on the government to make representation to the authorities in the central Asian country of Uzbekistan, asking them to honour their commitment to the United Nations declaration on religious freedom and desist from religious persecution.
May 27, 2010
Turkey 
The trial of five men who murdered three Christians continues.
Pakistan 
Sidra Sarwar, a fourteen-year-old Christian girl, has been allegedly raped by three Muslim men and held in captivity for about three months
May 28, 2010
Turkey 
The 11th hearing of a case of two Turkish Christians accused of "insulting Turkishness" closed just minutes after it opened this week, due to lack of any progress.
May 29, 2010
Egypt 
An Egyptian court issued a controversial ruling on Saturday, May 29, which deprived the head of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church of the control over matters of divorce and marriage, giving the civil courts the authority to oversee affairs which the Church considers are in its core religious competencies.
May 31, 2010
Afghanistan (Hat tip to JihadWatch)
Afghan authorities suspended two Christian foreign aid groups Monday on suspicion of proselytizing in the strictly Islamic nation.

Produced by Political Islam.com
Publisher: Bill Warner; Edited by Asma Marwan
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