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Islamic State Breaks Another Church Cross

A good before and after photo of St. Ephrem Cathedral — former seat of the Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese — in Mosul.  To the right is how it stood before the Islamic State took over in July.  To the left is after — with the Cross broken off the cathedral’s dome.

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Raymond Ibrahim on ‘A Call to Rights’: The Danger ISIS Poses to America

Raymond Ibrahim was recently interviewed on “A Call to Rights Radio Show” with Steve Kates. Topics ranged from the dangers of the Islamic State, history and the Crusades, Christian persecution, and the Obama administration’s policies.  To listen to the nearly one-hour long interview, click here (interview starts around the 9-minute mark) From A Call to Rights website: [...]

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New Prager University Course: Raymond Ibrahim on Muslim Persecution of Christians

In the newest Prager University course, I discuss Muslim persecution of Christians. From the Prager University website: “The most persecuted and victimized people in the world today are Christians in the Middle East. The perpetrators of the widespread destruction of that region’s Christian community? Islamists. Middle East expert Raymond Ibrahim lays out the grim details.” [...]

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Christians ‘Losing Everything’ to Islam

Gatestone Institute “I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things”—Philippians 3:8 When St. Paul wrote the above in his letter to the Christians of Philippi, he and the early church were being persecuted (Paul was eventually executed in Rome).  [...]

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Islamic State Calls for Jihad on Egypt, ‘Targets the Copts’

Coptic Solidarity The Islamic State has called on its followers to take the jihad to Egypt, to the heart of Cairo itself. Abu Mus ‘ab al-Maqdisi, a leader in the Islamic State, said in a statement titled “Advice to Egypt’s Mujahidin [jihadis],” published on websites linked to the “caliphate,” that “It is necessary to take [...]

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‘We Need Your Head’: Muslim Persecution of Christians, July 2014

Gatestone Institute The purge of ancient Christian communities throughout Iraq that started in June culminated in a show of great intolerance in July. Among other things, a Christian church that had stood on the ground of Iraq for 1,800 years—a church that was erected less than 200 year after Christ—was reportedly torched by the Islamic [...]

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ISIS Snuffs Out Ancient Christianity: Muslim Persecution of Christians, June 2014

Gatestone Institute  During the Islamic State’s June invasion and consolidation of Mosul, Iraq–where Christians have been present since the first century—numerous atrocities against them were committed.  Accordingly, the region is now reportedly empty of Christian presence. Among other things, the Islamic State reinstituted the collection of jizya, the tribute conquered Christians (and Jews) were historically [...]

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Egypt: Another Christian Girl Kidnapped; Indifferent Police Complain about Muslims Dying in Syria

Coptic Solidarity Another Coptic female was kidnapped by Muslims in Egypt earlier this week. The 20-year-old Christian youth was on her way to St. George Church in Sohag governate during the early morning but never returned, according to her brother during a video interview. The family later received a phone call from a certain “Muhammad” [...]

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Muslim Man Sexually Harasses Coptic Woman to Convert to Islam and Marry Him

Coptic Solidarity Lisa Nasim Basari, a 28-year-old Coptic Christian girl living with a very few remaining family in Minya province, Egypt, recently made a video descrying the advances of a Muslim man who has been pressuring her to convert to Islam and marry her. According to her account, Wa’il Hassan Abdul Mu’min started to appear [...]

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Muslim Persecution of Christians, May 2014

Published by the Gatestone Institute The deplorable state of religious freedom in the Islamic world came to the fore in May when news of the arrest, imprisonment, and death sentencing of a pregnant Christian wife and mother on the accusation that she had left Islam for Christianity reached the world.  On May 15, Meriam Ibrahim [...]

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