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Archive for January, 2011

-Pakistan: Rallies Against Pope and for Assassin

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Islamic radicals took to the streets in Karachi and two other cities in Pakistan on Friday in support of the blasphemy laws and against the Pope. Last week Pope Benedict called for Pakistan to drop their blasphemy laws and quell the persecution in the country against Christians and minority religions. The many protestors carried signs […]

-Iran: Crackdown on Christians

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

                                                   (Iran via Wikipedia) Since Christmas, Iranian authorities have arrested at least 70 Christians along with 2 pastors who are facing a possible indictment for apostasy which carries a death sentence. Converts from Islam are being targeted in particular. Tehran Governor Morteza Tamadon was quoted by the Islamic Republic News Agency  saying that the Christians […]

-USA: “Top Ten Anti-Christian Events in 2010”

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

From DefendChristians.org:   “Top Ten Anti-Christian Events in 2010” 10. 88 Pro-Lifers were arrested for protesting President Obama’s participation at a leading Catholic university, Notre Dame, and await trial for standing up for true Christian values. Read more here. 9. Southern Poverty Law Center; A liberal ACLU-like organization that has continued to label many Christian organizations […]

-The Pope Speaks Out Against Persecution of Christians Around the World

Monday, January 10th, 2011

(Image by Catholic Church (England and Wales) via Flickr) VATICAN CITY —On Monday during a speech to ambassadors, Pope Benedict XVI urged Pakistan to over-turn its controversial blasphemy laws. The Pope said that the laws were being used as an excuse for violence against Christians and non-Muslims: "I once more encourage the leaders of that […]

-Pakistan: 50,000 Rally in Support of Death for Those Who Insult Islam

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

KARACHI, Pakistan: On Sunday, nearly 50,000 Pakistanis demonstrated in support of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws which prescribe the death penalty for insulting Islam. The demonstrators also chanted slogans supporting Mumtaz Qadri the admitted killer of Punjab governor Salman Taseer. Qadri who had been the governor’s body guard said that he killed Taseer because the governor supported […]

-Compass Direct Top 10 ‘Persecution’ Stories of 2010

Friday, January 7th, 2011

(Image by Getty Images via @daylife) Compass Direct News keeps track of the persecution of Christians around the world. Here’s a link to their ‘Top 10 Stories of 2010’. The Following are the story headlines: 1 – Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law Leads to Murder, Death Penalty for the Innocent 2 – Christians Increasingly Targeted in Iraq […]