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U.S. Leadership Ushers in New Age of Christian Martyrdom

Twelve Christians are tortured, publicly raped, beheaded, and crucified for refusing to renounce Christ in Syria.

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ISIS Abducts 12 Egyptians in Libya

Coptic Solidarity  The Islamic State in Libya has abducted 12 more Egyptians.  They were reportedly laborers preparing to return back to Egypt. According to RT Arabic, the Egyptians were abducted in Sirte, late in the evening of Sunday, September 13. Coptic Christians are among those kidnapped. The Egyptian ministry has not issued a statement either [...]

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The Return of Child Brides in Libya

The following article was written for by an American teacher in the Muslim world A few months ago, I had an interesting conversation with my manager, Rana, a Libyan in her late twenties.  The discussion began on how she, with many other Libyans, long for the days of peace and tranquility (under the “brutal” [...]

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Libya Declared a “Muslim State”

Editor’s note: The following account was written for by an American teacher in the Muslim world. On May 26th, the residents of Tripoli and other areas under the control of the General National Congress (GNC) and their military wing, Libya Dawn (a coalition of Islamic militias),  discovered that they were now living in a [...]

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Islamic State Kidnaps 86 Eritrean Refugees, They Fail Koran Test

On June 3, the Islamic State kidnapped 86 Eritrean refugees in Libya, including 12 women and children.  ”IS militants asked everyone who is Muslim or not and everybody started saying they are Muslims. But you have to know the Koran, and they didn’t,” said a human rights activist, citing eyewitnesses who managed to escape. Nael [...]

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Libya: Yet Another Christian Cemetery Desecrated by ‘Salafis’

  Yet another Christian cemetery in post “Arab Spring” Libya was recently desecrated by Muslim militants.   Described by witnesses as “Salafi” Muslims, the grave vandals destroyed crosses and tombstones, and dug up graves in the old Christian section of Tripoli in the early morning hours of June 3.   Security forces charged with protecting the region [...]

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The Islamic Genocide of Christians: Past and Present

Portuguese  Last Friday, April 24, we remembered how exactly 100 years ago the last historic Muslim caliphate, the Ottoman Empire, tried to cleanse its empire of Christian minorities — Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks — even as we stand by watching as the new caliphate, the Islamic State, resumes the genocide. And in both cases, the [...]

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Christians Accept Execution Rather Than Islam

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 Koran 9:29. [...]

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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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