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‘With This Sword Is Civilization And Humanity Slaughtered’

The above cartoon from Arabic social media captures well the significance of the Islamic State’s recent destruction of priceless and ancient statues dating back thousands of years and which were once a reflection of the grandeur of early human civilization. In the picture above, an IS member unsheathes his sword as he prepares to behead [...]

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Islamic State: All Churches in Cairo Must Be Destroyed

Hussein bin Mahmoud, a jurist of Sharia law for the Islamic State, said in an article published on February 17 and appearing in various jihadi websites that all Christian churches in Cairo must be demolished. Titled the “Ruling on Egypt’s Christians,” the article, written like a fatwa, asserts that The ruling concerning the churches that are [...]

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Coptic Monks Lay Before Bulldozers to Protect Ancient Christian Site, Muslim Workers Yell ‘Allahu Akbar!’

A project to build a road around Fayum, Egypt, crosses the territory around the Coptic monastery of St. Macarius and threatens to destroy the ancient archaeological site around a church dating from the 4th century, or some 300 years before Islam was born and invaded Coptic Egypt. In response, the monastery’s monks have objected with [...]

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Drive-By Jihadis Murder Another Coptic Christian in Sinai

Coptic Solidarity On February 23, another Coptic Christian man was fatally shot in al-‘Arish, Sinai, by members of the Islamic terrorist group, Ansar Bait al-Maqdis. Hani, the Coptic man, was in his shop when three terrorists drove by and opened fire on him; with bullets lodged in his head he immediately died. Earlier, on January [...]

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Pictures of Christian Carnage from Islamic State Raid on Khabur Villages

Pictures of the carnage left behind after yesterday’s jihadi raid by the Islamic State on Assyrian Christian villages along the Khabur River in north eastern Syria follow:

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Pictures: IS Prepares to Burn Caged Kurds

The following picture stills are from a new propaganda video issued by the Islamic State.  It shows several captured Kurdish Peshmerga fighters being humiliated and in cages awaiting their execution by burning — like the Jordanian fighter pilot before them.  It should be noted that burning humans alive, while common throughout Islamic history — see [...]

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Islamic State Poisons Water Stations

The Islamic State has poisoned the water stations of Anbar, Iraq, where it also recently burned another 50 people alive in their cages. According to Tahrir News, several people got very sick though no casualties were reported. It should be noted that the Islamic State earlier threatened to try to poison the water in the [...]

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Coptic Christian Mother ‘Thanks’ ISIS Slaughterers of Son

The mother of Kyrillos (Cyrus), one of the 21 Coptic Christians recently butchered by the Islamic State in Libya, said in a recent interview that she forgives the Muslim murderers of her son — since he is now “with his Lord” — and prays that they see the light and turn from evil. Said the [...]

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Egypt: Christian Man Shot in Head ‘Only Because He Was a Copt’

Coptic Solidarity In the early morning hours of Saturday, January 31, masked gunmen stormed the home of Nabil Mahrus, a 50-year-old Coptic Christian civil servant residing in al-Arish, the largest Sinai city. In front of his family, they went up to the Coptic man and shot him several times in the head, killing him—but only [...]

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A West Bank ‘Prank’: Fake Bomb Placed in Front of Church in Jenin

An explosive device found planted in front of the Latin Church in Jenin created some hysteria until officials tried to dismantle it only to discover that it was fake and apparently planted there simply to create fear and discord.  Of course, real bombs detonating next to churches is an all too common phenomenon in the [...]

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