Translating Words, Interpreting Events

Muslims Forcefully Remove Cross from Church in ‘Moderate’ Malaysia

On Sunday, April 19, a Muslim mob of approximately 50 people rioted and protested against a small Protestant church in Kuala Lumpur, the capital.  The object of their wrath was the cross atop the building of worship — which was removed during the Islamic protest. Rioters made assertions that the cross, the central symbol of [...]

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Christians Are ‘Prisoners of Conscience’ in Uzbekistan

Reports appearing in April told of the harassing, jailing and fining of several Christians in Uzbekistan for exercising their right to freedom of religion or belief. One of the prisoners of conscience—Council of Churches Baptist Doniyor Akhmedov—was fined more than three years’ official minimum wage after his release from 15 days in jail. Other prisoners [...]

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Obama Breaks Promise on 100th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide

Frontpage Magazine As the world continues to look on in dismay at the barbaric atrocities committed against Christian minorities by the Islamic State—the self-proclaimed new “caliphate”—today, April 24, marks the genocide of Armenian and other Christian minorities by Turkey’s Islamic Ottoman Empire—the last caliphate. Most American historians who have examined the question agree that what the Armenians [...]

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New Video: Islamic State Desecrating Churches and Smashing Crosses

In the following one-minute video, excerpted from the longer video of Ethiopian Christians being massacred recently released by the Islamic State, its members are shown destroying and desecrating Christian churches, crosses, icons and statues — many ancient — in Iraqi and Syrian areas under “ISIS” control.

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For a Possible Preview of Their Future, Western Christians Should Consider the Mideast

National Review Online On the Ethiopians who were killed in Libya, and why we should expect more to come. NRO note: This weekend ISIS released a new video showing some 30 Ethiopian Christian men being beheaded in Libya for refusing to convert to Islam (or to pay a tax for refusing to do so). This comes two [...]

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Turkey’s Jihad on Christian Churches

Note: The following is an excellent article published by the Gatestone Institute and written by Uzay Bulut, a freelance Turkish journalist based in Ankara.  Titled, “Churches in Turkey on the Verge of Extinction,” it closely examines Turkey’s historic and modern antipathy for Christians and their faith: While Eastern Orthodox Christians recently celebrated their Easter holy week, [...]

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Pope Francis Remembers Those Whose ‘Throats Are Cut’, Who Are ‘Burnt Alive’ or ‘Thrown into the Sea’ Only ‘Because They Are Christians’

During Catholic Mass today held at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis confessed that today’s Church is a “Church of martyrs” and even referenced several of the attacks on Christians by Muslims — without of course mentioned the latter’s religious identity —  in recent days.  This happened during his commentary on the biblical passage which speaks [...]

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Raymond Ibrahim on ISIS’ Ethiopian Massacre, the White House’s Response, and the Future

Today, April 20, I was interviewed on the radio program, Issues, Etc., with Todd Wilken.  We discussed the recent slaughter of Ethiopian Christians, the White House’s response, and how Muslims conflate the West with Christians. Click here to hear the interview.

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Coptic Bishop: Ethiopian ‘Christians Murdered Purely for Refusing to Renounce Their Faith’

Note: Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, issued the following statement today, concerning the slaughter of Ethiopian Christians in Libya. Emphases added. The confirmation of the murder of Ethiopian Christians by Daesh (IS) in Libya has been received with deep sadness. These executions that unnecessarily and unjustifiably claim [...]

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Muslims Attack Christian Village Celebrating Easter, Stab Priest, Destroy Bibles and Crosses in Bangladesh

During last Easter, a Catholic Christian village made up of tribal Khasia people living in Bangladesh was attacked by Muslims. Syed Ara Begum, a Muslim owner of a tea plantation, along with a Muslim mob,  attacked the Christian village as its population was celebrating Mass for Easter Monday.   The plantation owner reportedly seeks to seize [...]

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