Christian Martyrs by Gustave Dore

Christian Martyrs by Gustave Dore

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Bulletin of Christian Persecution: December 13, 2009 - January 14, 2010

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Bulletin of Christian Persecution

December 13, 2009 - January 14, 2010

Global
December 13, 2009
The epidemic of Christian persecution in Muslim countries.
January 5, 2010
Pew Foundation finds 70% of world's religious population is discriminated against.

Asia
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 
Pakistan
A Christian sanitation worker was struggling for his life after two Christian co-workers already died because Muslim employers apparently poisoned them, police and family confirmed.
December 17, 2009 
Karaj, Iran
Security police and undercover officers attacked a Christmas gathering of more than 70 newly converted Christians who remain in detention in an undisclosed location.
December 17, 2009 
Indonesia
A mob of close to 1,000 Muslims attacked and destroyed a Christian church under construction.

December 21, 2009
Pakistan
Muslims ordered a Christian friend to convert to Islam or die after accusing him of murder and shot him when he would not convert.
December 24, 2009 
Iran
Christians in Iran are anticipating a difficult Christmas after security forces reportedly raided a worship gathering and have detained two of the group's leaders at an unknown location. There has been concern among authorities about the spread of Christianity in the strict Islamic nation.
December 29, 2009 
Indonesia
An attack by unknown assailants on a Christian house of prayer occurred in early December in the village of Tlogowero, Bansari sub district (Java). Police issued a statement on the matter only yesterday. For residents, the incident was caused by Muslim objection to the presence of Christian buildings in their villages.
December 29, 2009 
Pakistan
As many as 50 Muslim villagers armed with clubs and axes recently attacked a showing of the 'Jesus' film near Sargodha,Pakistan, injuring three part-time evangelists and four Christians in attendance.
December 31, 2009
Philippines
A Filipino migrant worker in Saudi Arabia was exploited and mocked for her faith. She escaped after 7 months of constant harassment.
December 30, 2009 
Bangladesh
To prevent attacks of Muslims during the celebrations of Christmas, the government deployed more than 12 thousand policemen to guard the churches. Archbishop of Dhaka: "Christians alarmed by the growing climate of violence."
January 2, 2010 
Pakistan
Christians in Pakistan faced a bloody New Year as local tribesmen prepared for funerals shortly after the deadliest suicide attack in Pakistan's history killed at least 95 people.

January 4, 2010
Pakistan
Muslim mob wounds a Christian family. Assailants threaten to charge the mentally ill son with ‘blasphemy’ if the victims pursue justice.

January 8, 2010
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Two Malaysian churches have been attacked, leaving one badly damaged, in an escalating dispute over the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims. Update here.

January 12, 2010
Maylasia
Malaysian police said Tuesday, January 12, they have identified their first suspect in attacks on some 10 churches and Christian buildings amid a dispute over the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims.

January 14, 2020 
Pakistan
Two Christians in Pakistan were recovering of their injuries of January 14, saying they were were shot at a wedding party for refusing to convert to Islam.

Mid-East
December 30, 2009
Iraq
A Christian student is kidnapped at the University of Mosul. Over the past two months in Mosul four churches and a convent of Dominican nuns have been targeted in attacks, several Christian and Muslim homes have been destroyed. Five Christians have been murdered, others are victims of kidnappings.
December 31, 2009 
Iraq
More attacks against Christians in Mosul. Nearly two thousand Christians have been killed in the past six years.
North Africa
December 31, 2000 
Algeria
Nearly 50 Muslim members of a community in northern Algeria blocked Christians from holding a Christmas service on Saturday (Dec. 26) to protest a new church building in their neighborhood. Protestors also reportedly threatened to kill the church pastor.
January 6, 2010
Egypt
Gunmen killed eight people in a drive-by shooting outside a Coptic church in southern Egypt as worshippers left a midnight Christmas mass. UPDATE
January 11, 2010
Algeria
Muslims looted and burned a Protestant church. The minister said the attack was fueled by the recent murders of the Coptic Christians in Egypt.
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