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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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Christians Accept Execution Rather Than Islam

FrontPage Magazine Approximately two months after the Islamic State (IS) published a video depicting its members slaughtering 21 Coptic Christians in Libya, on Sunday, April 19,  the Islamic jihadi organization released another video of more Christians in Libya being massacred, this time for not paying jizya—extortion money demanded of the “People of the Book” according to [...]

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Christians Pay Islam’s Price for Freedom: Muslim Persecution of Christians, January 2015

Gatestone Institute  The New Year began with Muslim gunmen killing a dozen people at the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7.  The attack was motivated by the publication of unflattering caricatures of Islam’s prophet Muhammad. Lesser known is that, all throughout the Islamic world, the magazine’s caricatures of Muhammad [...]

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Ominous Sign of Future: Muslim Migrants Throw Christians Overboard

The fate of the murdered Christian migrants is the image of our future, unless we form a human chain to resist our attackers. By Ralph H. Sidway The shared experience. How people, often from very different backgrounds, countries, nationalities and races, and even religions, can bond in simple human camaraderie, especially when going through difficult [...]

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Islamic State Executes Ethiopian Christians for Not Paying Jizya, or ‘Tribute’

The Islamic State has just released another video where it executes more Christians, this time for not paying jizya — the tribute demanded of Christians according to Koran 9:29 in order to live under Islam as Christians. Two scenes appear in the 29-minute long video.  The first scene consists of a group of Christian Ethiopians [...]

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France: Drooling Man Repeating Muslim Prayers Destroyed 215 Christian Gravestones; Motive ‘Unknown’

On April 15, 215 Christian gravestones and crosses in the cemetery of Saint-Roch de Castres (Tarn), France, were damaged and desecrated (see pictures below). Thanks to onsite cameras and information given by a cemetery employee, a man fitting the description was detained and hospitalized on the assumption that he is insane.  According to Charlotte Beluet, the prosector: [...]

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Suspected Islamic Gunmen Open Fire on Catholic School in Pakistan

On the morning of April 17, suspected Islamic gunmen opened fire on St Francis High School, a Catholic school founded in 1842 in Lahore and long considered one of the finest schools in the city.  One student and two security guards were injured and taken to hospital. Although the motive behind the attack has yet to [...]

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400 Syrian Churches Destroyed, Christianity Nearing ‘Extinction’ in Mideast — Russian Orthodox Patriarch

Around mid-April, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia –who once wrote a letter to Barack Obama beseeching the president to reconsider his foreign policies which enable the persecution of Christians in Syria — spoke again of the threat of Christian extinction in the Mideast during a meeting with Greek Defense Minister Panagiotis Kammenos. In [...]

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