Christian Martyrs by Gustave Dore

Christian Martyrs by Gustave Dore

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Bulletin of Christian Persecution: October 5-29, 2010

From Political

Bulletin of Christian Persecution

October 5-29, 2010

October 5, 2010
Muslims force a Christian teacher to flee the Maldives. Mistaking a compass she drew for a cross, parents of students threatened to expel her.
October 6, 2010
An underground Christian family from central Somalia is agonizing over the kidnapping of their daughter nearly eight months ago by Islamic militants bent on punishing those who leave Islam.
October 7, 2010
A Christian in Ethiopia's southern town of Moyale has been languishing in jail for two months after his Muslim business partner accused him of writing "Jesus is Lord" in a copy of the Quran, local church leaders said.
October 8, 2010
Middle East 
Pope Benedict has called bishops to a two-week Vatican synod from Oct. 10 to discuss the fate of Christian minorities in the Middle East, where some face conflict, discrimination, economic woes or sectarian tensions.
October 10, 2010
The recent attack by Muslim fundamentalists on the Coptic Church and its head Pope Shenouda III, accusing him of causing sectarian tensions and calling for his "disposal," is seen by some as a sign that matters "got out of hand" and that Egypt is heading towards a catastrophe . . .
October 13, 2010
Islamic organizations have mounted a campaign against the planned construction of Mother Teresa Catholic Church in West Java Province, where Christian leaders report 20 other churches have faced Muslim hostility since 2009. More HERE.
October 15, 2010
Malawi Muslims burn Christian Bibles.

A church in Banten Province that has been in conflict with Muslim groups for more than two years was compelled to cease meeting in the pastor's home last week in a bid to put an end to harassment and threats.
October 18, 2010
Egypt continues persecution of Coptic Christians.

The wife of a prominent evangelical pastor in Iran was free Monday, October 18, after four months of detention, but her husband still faced the death penalty for abandoning Islam, the Church of Iran said.
October 19, 2010
Norway/Saudi Arabia (Translated at IslaminEurope)
Norwegian government says a Saudi-funded mosque will not be allowed to be built in Norway until churches are allowed to be built in Saudi Arabia.

October 20, 2010
Christian asylum seekers living temporarily in Dutch refugee centres are often threatened or physically abused by fellow refugees who are Muslims, according to a Dutch support group.

On October 20, 2010, Dr. Monir Dawoud, president of the American Coptic Association, led a rally in front of the United Nations' New York headquarters to "demonstrate [against] the impending massacre and ethnic cleansing of our people - the Coptic-Christians of Egypt - by the jihadist Muslim Brotherhood groups helped by the Egyptian government of Hosni Mubarak."
October 21, 2010
80-year-old Christian in southern Punjab Province said Muslims beat him and his 75-year-old wife, breaking his arms and legs and her skull, because he refused a prostitute they had offered him.
October 23, 2010
The Koran is a text that encourages Islam to impose itself with force and permits the killing of Christians, said Lebanon's Catholic Patriarch of Antioch Archbishop Raboula Beylouni, addressing a Vatican meeting of Middle East bishops.
October 24, 2010
An Iranian Christian dies after being beaten by a Muslim relative.

October 25, 2010
Police in Sudan evicted the staff of a Presbyterian church from its events and office site in Khartoum earlier this month, aiding a Muslim businessman's effort to seize the property.

Local authorities apply law 144 / c, which bans any gathering of more than two individuals. The Christians had organized the mass to protest against the illegal occupation of the Protestant chapel since October 19 by a group of Islamic extremists .

The violence and attacks, against Christian churches of all denominations, has grown in recent years and now in the past several days, especially in Jakarta and in the western part of Java island.
October 26, 2010
Two young Pakistani Christians have been accused of blasphemy, resulting in threats by local Muslims to burn them alive.

Al-Jazeera TV repeated accusations that Egypt's Christians are stockpiling weapons, as well as kidnapping and torturing women.
October 27, 2010
Bangladesh (Hat tip to JihadWatch)
Muslim neighbors of a Christian family in Bangladesh scheduled to be baptized last month beat them and filed a false charge of attempted murder against them and other Christians, the head of the family said.

A Christian pastor was convicted of apostasy, a crime that carries the death sentence in the Islamic state of Iran, while his wife was sentenced to life in prison. A message from him to his congregation HERE.
October 28, 2010
Malawi (Hat tip to JihadWatch)
Muslim students attending a Catholic primary school in Malawi tore up New Testaments that were being distributed by the Gideons International organization, which promotes the distribution of Bibles.

October 29, 2010
A Muslim land owner in Pakistan this month subjected a 25-year-old Christian to burns and a series of humiliations, including falsely charging him with having sex with his own niece, because the Christian refused to work for him without pay.

Produced by Political
Publisher: Bill Warner; Edited by Asma Marwan

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