Translating Words, Interpreting Events

Italy: Muslims Threaten and Insult Catholic Procession

On Sunday, May 10, after church mass, a group of young Muslim immigrants interrupted a Catholic procession in honor of the Virgin Mary.  They hurled verbal insults, shouts, and threats as the group passed in front of the Islamic Cultural Center in Conselice, a small town in lower Romagna. Approximately 100 Catholic Christians, including several small children, [...]

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Egypt: After Ransom Paid, Coptic Christian Still Killed

A 55-year-old Coptic Christian man was kidnapped and held for ransom.  Although his family eventually paid, and the Muslim abductors took the money, they still killed the hapless Copt. On April 26 in Sohag, Upper Egypt, Makram Nazir was returning home from his second job in the middle of the night when he was seized.  [...]

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Iraq: Kidnapped Christian Girl Released After Ransom Paid

Juliana George, a 16-year-old Christian girl living in Baghdad, was recently released by her kidnappers after a $55,000 ransom was paid. She was abducted from her home earlier this month. According to her family, a person knocked on the door of their home and when she answered she was sized by four men who forced [...]

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Islamic Supremacism: The True Source of Muslim ‘Grievances’

FrontPage Magazine In the ongoing debate (or debacle) concerning free speech/expression and Muslim grievance—most recently on exhibition at Garland, where two “jihadis” opened fire on a “Prophet Muhammad” art contest organized by Pamela Geller—one thing has become clear: the things non-Muslims can do to provoke Islamic violence is limitless and far exceeds cartoons. Writes Victor [...]

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‘Whoever Disbelieves, Strike Off His Head’: Muslim Persecution of Christians, February 2015

Gatestone Institute  All throughout February, Copts, the largest Christian minority in the Middle East, were slaughtered. Around mid-February, the Islamic State released a video depicting 21 Coptic Christians being decapitated.  The executions took place in Libya, another nation along with Syria and Iraq where the Islamic State has carved a niche for itself. While holding [...]

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Another Teenage Coptic Girl Vanishes

Coptic Solidarity On May 2, yet another Coptic Christian girl vanished.  Marina Magdi Fahim, 17, disappeared after leaving her home around noontime and walking to an educational institution in the Hanofil region of Alexandria. She was not seen again.  Her family reported her disappearance to the authorities, which, according to a Coptic Christian bishop, seldom yields any [...]

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Egypt’s Salafi Party Bans Christmas, Easter Greetings

Coptic Solidarity During a recent interview on Egyptian television, the schizophrenic face of the Islamist parties was on full display. Dr. Yunis Makioun, head of the Al-Nour Party, the political wing of the Salafis, insisted that Islam commands Muslims to “protect”—a reference to their “dhimmi” status—and treat Coptic Christian minorities properly. Even so, according to Islam, said [...]

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Leading Saudi Cleric: ‘It Suffices Me Not to Hear Church Bells Ringing’

Saudi Sheikh Adel al-Kalbani, former Imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca and current prayer leader of Muhaisin Mosque in Riyadh, recently issued the following “tweet” on his personal Twitter account: “My beloved nation: It suffices me that you shelter me from hearing church bells ringing in you.” This is reminiscent of when another top [...]

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Algerian Muslim Leader: Turn All Churches Into Mosques

According to Abdel Fattah Zarawi, the Muslim leader of the Salafi party, also known as the Free Front of Algeria, any and all Christian churches remaining in the north African nation must be closed and reopened as mosques. Although the closure, destruction, or transformation of Christian churches into mosques is nearly as old as Islam [...]

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Pakistan: ‘Stop Building Churches, Convert to Islam’ or ‘We Will Make a Horrible Example of You’

Due to their involvement in helping build churches for impoverished Christian communities in Pakistan, Javed David, head of Hope for the Light Ministries in Lahore, and his associates, have been receiving death threats since February of this year. The latest incident occurred on April 4 (though it became public knowledge in May). According to David: I had [...]

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