Christian Martyrs by Gustave Dore

Christian Martyrs by Gustave Dore

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Bulletin of Christian Persecution: January 20 - February 10, 2011

From Political Islam.com:


Bulletin of Christian Persecution

January 20 - February 10, 2011

January 20, 2011
USA 
Some Christians in Pakistan are converting to Islam because they fear for their lives.
January 23, 2011
Egypt (Hat tip to JihadWatch)
Egypt's interior minister said on Sunday the government had proof that the Army of Islam, a Palestinian group linked to Al-Qaida, was behind the New Year's Day bombing of a church that killed 23 people.
Nigeria
Suspected members of an Islamist sect blamed for a series of attacks in Nigeria's north shot dead a soldier guarding a church on Sunday and stole his rifle.
January 30, 2011
The World 
Journalist Michael Mannheimer's article "The Hidden Reality: Global Persecution of Christians by Islam"
January 31, 2011
Nigeria
Nigerian police foil a bomb attempt in a crowded Christian church.
February 1, 2011
Iran
Iranian political leaders and Islamic clerics condemned Christian converts and led to the arrest of at least 70 of the Christians.

Egypt 

Coptic Christians worry about their future without Murbarak in power.
February 2, 2011
UK (Hat tip to JihadWatch)
Muslim councilor receives death threats for supporting a Christian woman in Pakistan who was convicted for blasphemy.

Egypt
 (Hat tip to persecution.org)
Christian persecution continues amid the turmoil in Egypt. More HERE.
February, 3, 2011
USA (Hat tip to JihadWatch)
The New York Times equates Islam with Catholicism. A response is HERE.

Egypt
 (Hat tip to AtlasShrugs)
Two Islamist groups, aided by the Muslim neighbors, descended on the roof of houses owned by Copts, killing eleven Copts, including children, and seriously injuring four others. MoreHERE.

Indonesia
Violations of Christians' religious freedom in Indonesia jumped from 12 incidents in 2009 to 75 last year, according to a report from the Setara Institute for Democracy and Peace.

Somalia
Members of al Shabaab, an Islamist militant group, have confiscated Christian farms.
February 4, 2011
Nigeria
Scores of Christians have been killed in the past month by Muslim jihadists.

February, 5, 2011
Egypt
A bomb was detonated in an empty Coptic Christian church in northern Egypt.

Egypt
Egypt's Christians say they are being excluded from opposition negotiations with the Murbarak government.
Afghanistan (Hat tip to JihadWatch)
Because of sharia law, Afghani Christian converts can be can be prosecuted for blasphemy and hung.
Iraq
Iraqi politicians are in Europe to sound the alarm on the critical situation of Assyrian Christian persecution in their country. Background information HERE.
Egypt
Copt leaders in the United States said they are terrified that a new Egyptian government with a strong Islamic fundamentalist bent would persecute Christians. They are quietly lobbying the Obama administration to do more to protect Christians in Muslim countries and are holding prayer vigils and fasts.

Egypt (Hat tip to AmericanThinker)
News of an Islamist massacre of two Christian Coptic families has emerged from Upper Egypt with the return of Internet connections to the country.
February 6, 2011
Iraq
An exodus of Christians to the autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq's north has accelerated after a spate of attacks against the minority group, according to the International Organization for Migration.
February 7, 2011
Afghanistan (Hat tip to FamilySecurityMatters)
An Afghan man working for the Red Cross said he will be executed unless he converts back to Islam. Said Musa was detained eight months ago and has been held since then in a Kabul prison, where he said he has been tortured and sexually abused.
Egpyt
Christians in Egypt increasingly live in fear of discrimination and persecution, and political change may not be a change for the better. More HERE from AINA.
February 8, 2011 
Indonesia
 (Hat tip to J.P. Maher)
Hundreds of protesters burned churches and attacked a courthouse in central Indonesia Tuesday after a Christian convicted of blasphemy against Islam was given what they considered a lenient sentence.
India (Hat tip to AtlasShrugs)
Suspected Islamic militants have killed two Christian teenagers who were reading the Bible in the disputed Kashmir valley, divided between India and Muslim Pakistan.
Pakistan (Hat tip to InfidelsAreCool)
Protestors demand registration of a murder case against Muslim landlords who hanged to death their Christian employee for taking a sick day.
February 9, 2011
Iran
Iranian Muslims crack down on Christian Churches and other religious minorities.
February 10, 2011
Somalia (Hat tip to InfidelsAreCool)
Members of the Jihadist group Al Shabaab killed a boy who refused to go to a mosque.
Iraq
An Australian MP calls attention to the harassment and the violence perpetrated against the Assyrian Christians of Iraq due to their ethnic and religious differences from main stream Iraqi Moslem groups.


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Publisher: Bill Warner; Edited by Asma Marwan
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