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Islamic Jizya: Fact and Fiction

FrontPage Magazine The Return of Jizya Muslim demands for non-Muslim “infidels” to pay jizya on pain of death are growing, even as the West fluctuates between having no clue what jizya is and thinking that jizya is an example of “tolerance” in Islam. In the video where the Islamic State slaughters some 30 Christian Ethiopians [...]

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Ethiopia: Muslims Forcibly Building Mosque on Christian Land Despite Court Ruling

A Muslim mob in Deder, Ethiopia, attacked a Christian man and forced him out of his home on pain of death in an effort to appropriate his land and build a mosque on it—despite recent court rulings confirming the Christian man’s property rights. “Their first plan was to kill my husband,” said Fikere Mengistu’s wife. [...]

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Saudi Bombers ‘Seriously Damage’ Church in Yemen

According to Agenzia Fides, a Catholic church in Yemen was seriously damaged during a Saudi bombing raid around mid-May. The church of the Immaculate Conception in Aden was earlier occupied by Houthi rebels who had vandalized the interior of the church. The air strike by Saudi bombers—in support of the Yemeni government in its struggle [...]

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Nigeria: Muslim Herdsmen Bomb Churches, Slaughter 70 Christians

Muslim herdsmen in Nigeria recently invaded a number of Christian villages, burning churches and homes, and slaughtering over 70 Christians including a church pastor.  In a May 11 communique, a local source wrote, The jihadists, in their quest to eliminate Christians in Plateau state and their thirst for blood, have succeeded in killing Christians and [...]

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Obama’s Foreign Policy Crippled From Day One

CDN By Bob Taylor CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 26, 2015 — Islamic analyst Raymond Ibrahim has some interesting and poignant perspectives on how the West—in particular the United States under President Obama—is dealing with ISIS and global terrorism. Ibrahim contends that Obama is the Western leader most responsible for empowering the terror organization. Other observers have expressed concerns about America’s [...]

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Graphic: The Carnage Committed in the Name of Allah

The picture below is one of many appearing on Arabic social media concerning the Islamic State’s barbarism and sadism, where those deemed “infidels” are treated as pieces of meat to be carved up for “fun.” The Arabic writing behind the masked savage reads, “One umma, one state.” Similarly, in a new report based on eyewitness [...]

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Italy: Muslim Beats Schoolgirl for Wearing Crucifix

A Muslim schoolboy of African origin beat a 12-year-old girl at a school in Italy because she was wearing a crucifix around her neck. According to ANSA news agency, the African boy “punched the girl violently in the back at the entrance to a middle school in the town of Terni on Thursday [May 14] [...]

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Egypt: Explosive Goes Off Next to Church

Coptic Solidarity A homemade explosive planted next to a Coptic Christian church was detonated around sunset on May 16. Although there were no human casualties at the St. George Church in Tamiya (Fayum governorate), as the church was mostly empty except for clergy, the church’s administrative offices and second floor glass was shattered, creating chaos and panic [...]

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Pakistan: Muslims Beat, Possibly Burn Christian for Burning Koran Verses

On Sunday, May 24, a Christian man in the Sanda neighborhood of Lahore, Pakistan, was accused of blasphemy when some Muslims saw him burning newspapers that reportedly contained Arabic verses from the Koran. Following the accusation, a Muslim mob caught and severely beat the Christian, and attempted to set him on fire, say most reports. [...]

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Islamic State Demolishes Christian Church in Syria

The Assyrian Network for Human Rights recently published the following photograph saying they are the demolished remains of the Church of Saint Mar Beesho‘a in Tel Shamiran, an Assyrian Christian village located in the countryside of the northern city of Hasakah—which was earlier occupied and ransacked by the Islamic State.

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